Top Travel Trends for 2021
Written by: Michelle on December 22, 2020
It’s no secret that we are dreaming about our next vacation. For many travelers, 2020 meant the delay or cancellation of their long-awaited vacation. After the stressful and challenging year, we’ve all been through, we need a change of scenery.
With a percentage of next year’s vacations already in the books, the year’s travel trends and must-visit destinations are starting to emerge. Whether they are barbecue enthusiasts or book lovers, the below lists of locations near and far from home are a perfect starting place for 2021 vacation inspiration!
Close to Home Travel
For some travelers, weekend trips to U.S. destinations are among the top travel trends for their 2021 plans. And Austin, Texas is ideal for a long weekend! With a thriving music scene, must-try barbeque, and even luxury accommodations, your clients will find everything they’ve been looking for and more in a trip to the Lonestar State.
Acadia National Park, Maine
National parks made many headlines in 2020 as the perfect social distancing trip. Maine’s Acadia National Park is always a favorite amongst outdoorsy travelers and anyone looking for an escape. With a gorgeous Atlantic coastline and over 150 miles of hiking trails, this destination is a nature-lovers paradise.
California’s Wine Country
Michelin star restaurants, boutique hotels, and rolling landscapes: California’s wine country is a must-visit for those looking for a taste of the good life. Whether your clients are planning a girls’ trip, a romantic honeymoon, or a long weekend getaway, this region of the Golden State is a fan-favorite. And after the wildfires in 2020, this region is looking to tourism to help revitalize the area.
Warm Weather Destinations
Known for its clear blue waters and sherbet-colored buildings, Bermuda is a vibrant paradise. This often-overlooked island destination is ideal for honeymooners or anyone looking for a Caribbean escape. And with the addition of the St. Regis Bermuda Resort located on St. Catherine’s Beach in the town of St. George’s, set to open in April, luxury is here to stay.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Say “Hola” to a Mexican vacation! Since reopening to travelers in the summer, Mexico has continued to provide a safe and relaxing experience. While there are many destinations and resorts to experience, we are partial to Riviera Nayarit for 2021. This sunny destination is located on the Pacific coast and is near archaeological sites that are a must-see for any history buff! With a wide range of resorts, your clients will be sure to find one that fits their vacation budget and style.
Bucket List Trips
Whether your clients are looking to experience the Northern Lights, hike some of the world’s most beautiful trails, or explore the rich history of this literary-loving culture, Iceland is waiting for them. Travel restrictions are still in place as of publication of this post, but as the vaccine rolls out, we are hopeful that travel to Iceland will resume in 2021.
From the fresh feta cheese to the famous sites of antiquity, Greece has something for every traveler. Explore the increasingly accessible Acropolis in Athens or spend your time relaxing by the Mediterranean on one of the colorful Greek Isles! Like Iceland, we are looking forward to lifted travel restrictions so that we can return to this European paradise.
Which destinations are you looking forward to (finally) traveling to in 2021? Let us know which of these travel trends you are looking forward to in the comments below!