Copenhagen, Florida Keys, Istanbul, Lisbon and Mexico City are among the best places to visit
NEW YORK, November 1, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Express Travel today released its list of trending destinations for 20231which includes the ten most popular destinations for travel in the coming year, identified by the global American Express card® Member travel bookings. For each of these destinations, American Express travel consultants have also created three-day itineraries, providing inspiration on the best places to stay, eat, shop and explore local culture, including the Platinum Card.® Members can spend the “extra vacation day” they receive with a guaranteed 4pm check-out when they book a Fine Hotels + Resorts® owned through American Express Travel.
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American Express Travel Trending Destinations in 2023 (Graph: Business Wire)
“When cardmembers book travel through American Express Travel, they trust us with their most valuable resource, their time,” said Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel. “Our global footprint, more than 100 years of travel experience and a deep understanding of our card members give us a unique ability to inspire travelers with this year’s list of popular destinations, facilitate the planning process and advise them with confidence on what do when he gets there.”
The latest Amex Trendex2 The survey found that 50% of adults say they spend at least five hours planning a vacation. To help travelers save time and get the most out of their trips, American Express travel consultants have put together three-day weekend itineraries for each of the most popular destinations for inspiration on the best places to stay, eat and do things to explore the local culture.
81% from Amex Trendex2 respondents agree that they want to maximize every hour of their travels, making the expert itineraries from Trending Destinations a valuable resource. Whether adventuring solo, exploring with a group of friends or spending time with the family, the itineraries have something for everyone, from finding the best churros in Mexico City and hanging out with koalas in Sydney to luxury spa treatments in Paris and exploring a maple forest in Vermont.
In addition, 88% of respondents agree that they wish their trips were longer. Platinum Cardmembers have a guaranteed 4pm late check-out benefit when they book a Fine Hotels + Resorts property through American Express Travel. Late check-out, one of the many premium benefits unlocked when booking with American Express Travel, gives travelers an “extra day” to extend their vacation. Trending Destinations itineraries highlight ways to spend that time so cardmembers get the most out of their travels, including a cheese masterclass in Paris, sailing to the Prince’s Islands in Istanbul and an authentic shopping excursion Portuguese products in Lisbon.
In addition to top destinations, American Express Travel has identified the top trends driving travel in 2023:
They demand new adventures: 70% of respondents agree they want to travel to bucket list destinations in 2023
Holidays with holistic health in mind: 89% of respondents agree that they want to take a trip to escape the routine and 74% plan to travel more in 2023 for their well-being.
Find personalized experiences: 88% of respondents agree that they like to seek out local experiences and learn about culture when they travel, and 73% are willing to spend more for the travel itinerary they want.
From New Year’s Resolutions to Summer Trips: 43% of respondents agree that they want to travel more as their New Year’s resolution and 50% of respondents have already started thinking about where they want to go on their next summer vacation in 2023.
Spend more for the ultimate getaway: 74% of respondents agree that they are more likely to spend more on travel in 2023 and 40% say they are willing to pay more for late check-out when booking accommodation.
1DESTINATION METHODOLOGY 2023 TREND
American Express Travel’s 2023 Trending Destinations are selected based on global American Express Cardmember bookings through American Express Travel, looking at year-over-year travel growth between 2019 and 2022.
This Amex Trendex online survey was conducted by Morning Consult between September 30 and October 3, 2022 among a sample of 2,000 US travelers who have a household income of at least $70,000 and are defined as adults who frequently travel in plane at least once a year. . The interviews were conducted online. Full survey results have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.
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Fine Hotels + Resorts® Program benefits (FHR) are available for new bookings made through American Express Travel with participating properties and are valid for US corporate, corporate and consumer Platinum cards only.® Members and Centurion® Members (Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Cardmembers are not eligible). Reservations must be made using an eligible card and must be paid for with that card or another American Express® Card, in the name of the eligible Member, and that Member must be traveling on the booked itinerary. The total average value of program benefits is based on prior years’ bookings for two-night stays; actual value varies. Noon check-in and room upgrade are subject to availability and are offered upon check-in; certain room categories are not eligible for upgrade. The type of experience credit varies by property; the experience credit will be applied to eligible charges up to the amount of the experience credit. Advance reservations are recommended for certain experience credits. The type and value of daily breakfast (for two) varies by property; breakfast will have a minimum value of USD 60 per room per day. If the cost of Wi-Fi is included in a mandatory property fee, a daily credit of that amount will be applied upon check-out. Benefits apply per room, per stay (with a limit of three rooms per stay). Consecutive stays booked by a single Card Member, Card Members staying in the same room, or Card Members traveling in the same group within a 24-hour period at the same property are considered one stay and will not be eligible for additional FHR benefits (“Prohibited Action”). American Express and the Property reserve the right to modify or revoke FHR benefits at any time without notice if we determine, in our or your sole discretion, that you may have engaged in a prohibited action, or have engaged in abuse, misuse, or games in connection with your FHR benefits. Benefit restrictions vary by property. Benefits cannot be exchanged for cash and are not combinable with other offers unless stated. Benefits must be used during the booked stay. Applicable credits are applied when checking out in USD or local currency equivalent. Benefits, participating properties and the availability and amenities of those properties are subject to change.
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