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Travel is back—if you hadn’t noticed. After two years of pandemic-related closures and limitations, luxury travelers led the industry back to levels already surpassing those of 2019, according to global travel agency network Virtuoso.“Travel sales are pacing 47 percent higher in 2023 than in 2019, and that was a highwater year for travel,” says Misty Belles, vice president of global public relations at Virtuoso. And, according to Belles, travelers are ready and willing to spend more in 2023 to discover new experiences and share them with family and friends. “Nearly three quarters of Virtuoso travelers tell us that creating a travel experience that best fits their expectations is more important than price,” she says, noting that travelers plan to increase their previous year’s spend of $20,700 per person to $27,800 in 2023. It’s an exciting world out there, from returning to the Caribbean this festive season to planning major trips to Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa in the new year. Here, according to Virtuoso travel advisors, are six of the biggest travel trends for 2023.
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