Bespoke, specializing in curated experiential holidays both outbound & inbound has enumerated travel trends in 2017.
Destination Celebration is on upswing in India. Travelling to interesting and exotic locations has become increasingly popular to celebrate special milestones in life like anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions and weddings. Diverse options are available around the world. And for each of us our different cultures, religions, communities, friends and chosen family members influence our choice of how we want to make those special memories. By going away from home, with a close group of people, one can ensure togetherness and bonding uninterrupted by the daily stress and demands of life. It gives an opportunity for people to experience joy, happiness and fun forgetting everything else.
According to Chhavi Chadha – Founder & Curator Bespoke, “We have seen that in the last few years Indians do not want the obvious. So Europe and USA are giving way to more exotic and exclusive destinations like Cuba, Iceland, Croatia, Myanmar, Portugal & Sri Lanka.”
In India people now want exclusive experiences…beautiful destination hotels, fabulous dining facilities, activities like scuba diving, sky diving, a hot air balloon ride, beach settings and jungle tree houses are in demand for the discerning.
Surfing in Sri Lanka to language lessons in Costa Rica to heli-skiing and ice fishing in northern Canada … we have clients that ask for the unusual, putting our organizing skills to the test.
For one of our client Bali was chosen as the destination with 10-15 couples travelling for the celebrations. We chose carefully a gorgeous beachside resort and helped curate a beach party, and also organized a private yacht with a musician to take the couples sailing into a romantic sunset. They simply loved it and told us later that after so many years of marriage this yacht ride made them feel very special.
Destination Celebrations in 2017
For 2017, destinations like Goa, Udaipur and specially Coorg will become even more popular. Powdery white sand islands of Thailand, Boracay, Maldives, Vietnam will stay in demand. Cruise celebrations in Rivera towns of South Italy, Croatia and France will gain even more popularity. Indians will want more experiences like the Sunrise at Angkor Wat, witnessing the cherry blossoms in Japan and wine tasting in Tuscany.