We spoke to travel guru and Managing Director Penny Spencer to find out where well heeled Australians will travel to in 2023.
There are plenty of people who say they can predict where Australians will travel to in 2023, but Managing Director and experienced Travel Agent Penny Spencer from Spencer Travel who specialises in luxury travel takes us inside her black book to share where high end Australian travellers have already booked for 2023.
From a surge in bookings for Wellness Retreats to some serious high end bookings in Africa, Europe and Egypt, Australians are set for a huge year of luxury travel in 2023.
Renae: What are luxury travellers looking for in 2023 that they were not looking for previously?
Penny: New destinations and new experiences. Private islands, private boats and jets.
They want exclusive and not necessarily flying commercial. So the Four Seasons Private Jet itineraries or Captain’s Choice private jet itineraries get done more quickly and in style.
Chartering Super Yachts is also popular – as they can have a large group of friends in one location and holiday in style. There are also now a lot of charter boat companies which make it that bit more affordable.
Private islands in Fiji, in Australia will also be very appealing for Australians as they provide plenty of privacy.
Renae: Where is the changing demand coming from within the luxury travel market in 2023?
Penny: Clients now want to book their bucket lists. With 2 – 3 years of no travel before, they don’t want to wait anymore and are prepared to book long trips, different destinations and dream holidays. They are booking well in advance and really planning their trips.
Four destinations that will see a lot of Australians in 2023 are:
Egypt, as a lot of clients watched Murder on the Nile and subsequently put Egypt on their bucket list
Africa Offers so many options, but most popular in 2023 will be trekking with Gorillas or taking the whole family on safari.
Europe the most population destinations in Europe we are booking for 2023 are Norway and Scandinavia for something a bit different and new experiences.
Antarctica this is big ticket item and location that people are now prepared to pay for as one of their bucket list items, as they have been dreaming about it for so long and do not want to wait.
Renae: What changes do you expect to see to Australian’s travel habits at Xmas 2022 and into 2023?
Penny: Instead of travelling domestically Australians are travelling overseas both for Xmas 2022 and 2023. Cruises and Large Villas are very popular as they are great for multi-generational family holidays, or even holidays with friends who have children of different ages.
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