After almost two years of pandemic travel restrictions, normality slowly returned in 2022. Regulations were relaxed and borders were opened. After a long break, it’s now time to catch up on experiences, visit friends and make acquaintances around the world. Look forward to seeing old familiar places or adding new destinations to your bucket list.
We’ll show you the travel trends to look out for in 2023 and give you inspiration for special experiences and relaxing vacations.
From Nature Travel to Workactions – These are the Travel Trends in 2023
1. Vacation in Nature
“Get out into nature” is the motto in 2023. In nature, you can very quickly recharge your energy and zest for life. Surrounded by green landscapes and fresh air, it doesn’t take long in these hotels to come to rest and become one with nature.
A vacation on a luxurious organic farm in the mountains of Spain. Surrounded by the nature of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park in Andalusia lies the rustic all-inclusive organic retreat La Donaira. The hotel features a vegetable garden and a medicinal herb garden with more than 350 plant species. You’ll feel nature in a special way during the bee-sound meditation and while swimming in the infinity pool with mountain spring water.
In the unique natural paradise of the Azores, you will find pure nature. For this, the WHITE Exclusive Suite & Villas offers you besides special wellness treatments and therapies a rich activity program. You can book tours and adventures on land and water or have them customized by the tour guide. Enjoy delicious meals with local products and ingredients from their own farm.
2. Holistic Retreats – Selfcare from Yoga to Nutrition.
Transformative retreats that help improve one’s well-being are some of the most sought-after vacations in 2023. That’s why we have included a retreat search in our filters. Here are two of the most special retreat hotels.
Es Raco d’Arta
Inspired by a pristine Mallorca before mass tourism, this resort in the northeast of the island offers a variety of retreat paths. Guided meditations, yoga, hiking, nutrition and lifestyle consultations are on offer. Creativity is discovered in arts and crafts workshops, ranging from pottery and art classes to workshops on medicinal plants and herbs.
Ecohotel El Agua
A holistic health concept is at the heart of Ecohotel El Agua. Here you can book detox, yoga, hydrotherapy and nutritional retreats. Therapies include hydrotherapy, deep fasting and regenerative autophagy with medical support, and cryotherapy. In addition to the retreat program, various relaxing and therapeutic massage techniques such as shiatsu are offered. Upon arrival, an epigenetic test is performed to customize the retreat program. Upon request, a private chef prepares plant-based meals for guests.
3. Exclusive Experiences
The desire for exclusivity, quality, and sophisticated design is high in 2023. Discover exceptional places. Collect unique experiences.
Experience pure luxury at Cap Rocat. The historic military fortress in Mallorca is located in the middle of a nature reserve overlooking the vast blue sea. Enjoy top-notch service and delicious Mallorcan dishes made from local ingredients in an all-organic kitchen. Or pamper yourself with spa treatments and enjoy daily yoga and meditation.
Domaine des Etangs is a 13th-century chateau in the French region of Cognac. The chateau, which is surrounded by a farm, 7 lakes, meadows and forests, forms a luxurious hotel in beautiful country chic. Take time out in nature and spend your day relaxing by the pool or exploring your surroundings while horseback riding, boating, fishing or hiking. You can also enjoy delicacies at the gourmet restaurant and suites or cottages decorated with great artwork.
4. Longing for Tranquility and Privacy
Private pools, gardens and terraces – Relax in secluded locations with as few people as possible. While pampering your soul, far from home, you can enjoy your vacation in peace and relax in the best way possible.
Far away from the typical Greek mass tourism lies the quiet The Rooster Antiparos. On the not-so-famous Greek island of Antiparos, this boutique hotel offers you 17 beautiful guesthouses with private pools and terraces. Enjoy a sound bath, complimentary yoga, and meditation. Learn about traditional farming methods at the hotel’s on-site farm and dine with fresh dishes at The Secret Garden.
Tucked away in the Taunus forests is the romantic half-timbered Luchs Lindenberg. Up to 3 people have the opportunity to take time out here and listen to the sounds of solitude. Honey bee colonies, wild herbs, fruit, and vegetable beds adorn the garden. You can also expect a natural swimming pond, a stone pizza oven, and a wine cellar, which is located a little away from the house.
5. Traveling by Train
Conscious, slow travel is also becoming increasingly important for many people. Accordingly, more travelers choose to travel by train instead of a plane or their own car in 2023. In Central Europe in particular, the rail network is excellently developed. Travel comfortably and within a few hours to your destination.
From Pairs-Est train station, HOY Paris is a 12-minute bus ride and a 20-minute walk away. Located in the trendy Pigalle district of Paris, this boutique hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city. The focus at this vegetarian hotel is on yoga, tailored to your individual level and practice.
SILENA, your soulful hotel is an adult-only wellness oasis in South Tyrol. A 1500sqm spa area and a great activity program in the mountains of Northern Italy await you. Also enjoy delicious gourmet meals and a wide selection of teas, international wines and cheeses. You can book a free train station transfer with the hotel up to 24 hours before your arrival or departure.
6. Vacation & Work
With remote work on the rise, in 2023 many people are planning to combine their vacation with work. This means staying longer at your vacation spot and spending a few hours a day working while being able to immerse deeper into authentic local experiences. This, of course, works out for pretty much all hotels. However, if you want to focus completely on work while being in a different place, the Lindley Lindenberg in Frankfurt is the perfect hotel for you with long stay rates, a co-working space, an indoor herb garden and a fully equipped community kitchen.
The boutique hotel Lindley Lindenberg combines collaborative living with stylish interiors in Frankfurt. Lounges, kitchen, co-working space and indoor farm make you feel at home here for weeks, months or years. Enjoy creative plant-based delicacies at Leuchtendroter restaurant. After a productive day of work or sightseeing, relax on the rooftop terrace or attend a reading or movie screening at the Panoptikum.
To escape the stressful daily routine and relax, travel enthusiasts are increasingly booking all-inclusive hotels in 2023. It really is quite simple to take care of nothing and enjoy life deeply relaxed…
The wellness hideway ADLER Lodge RITTEN in South Tyrol offers a 5-star all-inclusive arrangement made from regional and seasonal ingredients. In your suite or chalet, your own sauna and a magnificent view of the Dolomites await you. You’ll also enjoy a heated infinity pool, a forest spa, and numerous wellness treatments.
At Sensoria Dolomites, you’ll enjoy an all-inclusive arrangement with an alpine-Mediterranean pleasure journey in harmony with the seasons. The hotel is located on the Seiser Alm in South Tyrol and offers you unforgettable wellness, hiking, or skiing days. During their stay, Select Green Hotels guests receive the guest card “Südtirol Alto Adige Guest Pass” which offers complimentary use of all public transport in South Tyrol.