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6 Luxury travel trends to watch in 2024

May 09, 2024

In the wake of shifting global dynamics, the realm of luxury travel is undergoing a notable evolution, driven by the discerning tastes and preferences of elite travelers. As we delve into the trends shaping luxury travel in 2024, it becomes evident that elite explorers are seeking unique experiences, personalized service, and sustainable practices, all while pushing the boundaries of conventional travel norms. Let's explore the intriguing facets that define the future of luxury travel.


Sustainability and eco-awareness are now at the forefront of numerous industries. In 2024, travelers are inherently aware of their pivotal role in addressing the climate crisis. This consciousness is evident in numerous studies indicating that over three-quarters of global travelers aspire to adopt more sustainable travel practices in the upcoming year. Additionally, 90% of consumers actively seek out sustainable options when planning their travels. Among ultra-high-net-worth globetrotters, there's a resounding desire to enact meaningful change. They not only seek to deepen their understanding of Earth's biodiversity but also aspire to leave a positive impact by actively engaging in its preservation, safeguarding its future, and fostering its thriving ecosystems.

Luxury travel can be sustainable


Solo travel has seen an increase over the last few years. Renowned for addressing the lifestyle preferences of over 50 demographics, Saga’s 2024 travel research underscores a marked uptick in bookings by solo travelers for the forthcoming year. The study for 2024 uncovered that out of nearly 3,000 surveyed customers, 20% plan to take solo trips next year. It's worth mentioning there's a significant gender gap in this trend, with 28% of women indicating a preference for solo travel, compared to only 12% of men.

Elite travelers have no qualms about traveling solo.


As we mentioned earlier, luxury travelers are back to making plans for future travel. Luxury travel agencies are experiencing a surge in bookings fueled by a growing interest in secluded destinations, exclusive group travel, and experiences tailored to individual passions.

According to Virtuoso, over half of its expansive network of luxury travel advisors, totaling more than 20,000, anticipate an increase in their clients' travel expenditures this year. Virtuoso's global sales during the previous year's first half soared to 69% higher than the pre-pandemic peak of 2019. The booking trends observed by Virtuoso thus far in the current year suggest that 2024 is poised to become another exceptional year in sales.


When planning your travels, you require a place to call home, and that haven is precisely The Brando. The Brando epitomizes coastal luxury, nestled on the picturesque Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, just thirty miles north of Tahiti. The Brando offers a unique blend of world-class luxury amenities and unparalleled serenity. Its collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom Villas, adorned with exotic palapa thatched rooftops, can accommodate up to 88 guests. Each villa boasts airy common areas with lofty vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, allowing for seamless integration with the surrounding ocean vistas. Tucked away on a stretch of unspoiled white sands, surrounded by the crystal-clear hues of the ocean, these residences define the zenith of island life in a tropical paradise, boasting opulent ensuites and outdoor garden showers. Rich in historical significance, this atoll unveils the ancient marae temples, casting a lasting impression on even the most sophisticated luxury seekers, reminiscent of the impact made by Brando. At The Brando, experience a haven where tranquility meets luxury, offering an unparalleled retreat for the mind, body, and soul.

The Brando Paradise


Affluent travelers recognize the benefits of visiting destinations during the off-season, allowing them to explore renowned sights without overwhelming crowds. High-net-worth individuals are inclined to avoid overcrowded areas like Machu Picchu in Peru, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and Uluru in Australia. Many elite travelers seek out exclusive experiences in places less frequented by tourists, such as Antarctica, as well as undiscovered destinations and overlooked countries like Yemen. 

Off-season travel will continue to become more popular.


The luxury travel industry has traditionally focused on serving Millennials (Gen Y), but as many transition into parenthood and raise children from Generation Alpha, their priorities are evolving.

Millennials, known as the most well-traveled generation, are now exploring the world with their children, emphasizing the importance of catering to the needs of Generation Alpha in vacation planning. It's a widely acknowledged fact among parents that if children are happy, everyone's enjoyment is enhanced.

With Generation Alpha set to range between the ages of two and 16 by 2027, luxury travel companies have a significant opportunity to tailor their offerings to this youthful demographic and their Gen Y parents.

Over the years, an increasing number of high-net-worth parents have become part of the LGBTQ+ community, resulting in a growing number of lone parents, predominantly women. Consequently, companies must reconsider their perceptions of the modern family and understand their diverse needs.


Leobo Private Reserve The Observatory is an exceptional retreat amidst South Africa's captivating Waterberg mountains. This luxury vacation, nestled within an expansive 8000-hectare wildlife sanctuary, rental promises an unparalleled connection with nature just a few hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Architectural marvels define the interiors, blending innovative design with the surrounding landscape. Vaulted ceilings and exposed beams accentuate the property's grandeur, while brick red walls harmonize with sumptuous white furniture, creating a tranquil ambiance. With four luxurious bedrooms accommodating up to six adults and four children, guests experience comfort and style with utmost discretion. Outdoor spaces seamlessly merge with indoor living, offering a suspended lounge, heated infinity pool, and rooftop jacuzzi with panoramic views of Palala Valley. The Observatory invites stargazing through telescopes, benefiting from the reserve's pristine night skies. For larger groups, renting alongside the Lodge enhances the Leobo Private Reserve experience, fostering indulgent luxury escapes.

Leobo Private Reserve The Observatory


High-net-worth travelers are gearing up to embark on journeys and are willing to allocate a more extensive travel budget, as revealed by a July Global Travel Study. The study indicates that 95% of respondents, with an average age of 59, are planning personal travel within the United States over the next 12 months. Moreover, 60% of these affluent travelers are anticipated to undertake international trips. Both statistics underscore the continuous surge in luxury travel.

Wherever your travels take you in 2024, LVH is dedicated to ensuring your unforgettable vacation. We provide personalized itineraries tailored to your preferences, allowing you to deeply experience the moments that resonate with you. Connect with one of our client relations professionals today to begin planning an extraordinary getaway to your desired destination and celebrate ringing in 2024 in true style.

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