2024 Luxury Travel Trends: Our Top Picks

Embark on a journey with us as we explore the exciting trends shaping luxury travel, promising a year filled with exclusive destinations, sustainable adventures, and hyper-personalized experiences seamlessly blending magic, river cruising, theme park extravaganzas, and custom-tailored itineraries. Let’s delve into our top picks for 2024 luxury travel trends!

1. A Year of Theme Park Luxury Travel

Disneyland-California, Luxury Disney

Transitioning into the unexpected luxury of theme parks, families now value on-site resorts, luxury accommodations, and special experiences. Walt Disney World Resort remains a client favorite for multi-generational vacations, closely followed by Universal Orlando. Top Hotels for Walt Disney World, the Grand Floridian, The Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, & Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Don’t overlook the enchantment of Disney Cruise Line, emerging as a clear winner for families seeking relaxation amidst the magic.

Learn more about Disney Destinations here


2. Sustainable Luxury Aboard River Cruises

River Cruise-Cologne Germany, 2024 Luxury Travel Trend

Luxury travel trends of 2024 emphasizes river cruises as our top recommendation. These eco-friendly voyages promise not only luxury and comfort, but also a commitment to environmental responsibility. Explore our favorites, including Summer and Christmas Market cruises along the Danube and Seine, and runner-up options in Asia and Africa along the Mekong and Nile Rivers. Discover the rise of family-friendly river cruises, featuring activities for both kids and parents.

Check out our past blog about river cruises vs. ocean cruises and 10 Reasons Why Ocean Cruisers will love River Cruising.


3. Hyper-Personalized Itineraries: Your Story, Your Way

With a continued focus on hyper-personalization, Briar & Main’s experts craft itineraries that focus on your unique travel story. Whether you’re seeking theme park thrills, serene river voyages, or exclusive destinations, every moment is meticulously tailored to your preferences.

In the age of AI-driven DIY travel, travelers value the personal touch of experts for meticulous attention and authentic experiences. Imagine a tailored trip to Orlando for theme park thrills or a serene cruise along Vietnam’s Mekong River for tranquility. Seek exclusivity in Bora Bora’s overwater villas for unmatched privacy. From the historical charm of Kyoto to Marrakech’s vibrant markets and Barcelona’s cosmopolitan allure, our goal is to seamlessly integrate each destination into your unique travel story.

4. The Redefined Workation

Another popular trend the remote work landscape, imagine crafting reports amidst theme park marvels or navigating virtual meetings on river cruises. The workcation blends productivity and adventure, where deadlines meet the soothing ambiance of nature amidst extraordinary destinations. Here, deadlines follow a fresh rhythm, and each task unfolds in remarkable locations, blending efficiency with inspiration. Embrace a work setting where the extraordinary is standard, unfolding your professional journey against the enchanting backdrop of the world’s wonders.

5. Culinary Revelries: A Feast for the Senses

Indulge in private chef dinners under the African night sky in the Serengeti or immersive pasta-making classes in charming Italian homes. These culinary journeys go beyond indulgence, offering intimate and educational experiences that bring each locale’s essence to your kitchen.

Expect the unexpected with guided food tours, going beyond the traditional tourist trail to provide insider access to local markets, hidden gems, and culinary traditions. Explore Marrakech’s aromatic spice markets, master sushi-making in Tokyo, or sip wine in the vineyards of Bordeaux.

6. Wellness Beyond the Horizon

Concluding with well-being in mind—picture recharging with yoga sessions on a river cruise deck, syncing up with the soothing water vibes. We’re all about merging relaxation and exploration, inviting you to dive into a lifestyle where luxury and wellness come together, crafting a revitalizing story that goes beyond the usual travel experience.


Imagine this hidden gem – maybe a chill spa retreat tucked away in nature’s embrace, perfect for your group to dive into tailored wellness programs. For instance, group meditations at sunrise, team-building activities that amp up both the body and mind – a whole package deal for group wellness retreats. We’re all about mixing relaxation with adventure.

As we step into 2024, the landscape of luxury travel unfolds, promising exclusive destinations, sustainable adventures, and hyper-personalized experiences. From theme park extravaganzas to eco-friendly river cruises, our experts at Briar & Main craft each moment to reflect your unique desires. Dive into the magic of tailored itineraries, where every detail is considered.

Reach out to us today, and let’s transform your travel dreams into a reality. Contact us to embark on a journey that transcends the ordinary – your extraordinary adventure awaits!

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