What are the hottest places to explore next year? Jacada Travel weighs in.
ENTERTAINMENT ON ICE
More travellers are looking for icy experiences, such as those in Iceland and Norway that offer adrenalin-pumping activities such as race-car driving over frozen lakes, or horse-sledging.
IN TUNE WITH THE LAND
Luxury properties and destinations are upping the green stakes, whether it’s running vineyards using biodynamic means or using natural and recycled materials. Think using elephant dung and cans in the building of luxury hotel Baines Camp in Botswana.
South Africa may be the hot spot for safaris, but travellers are choosing traditionally add-on countries such as Zimbabwe and Zambia as their primary destinations.
These nations have placed increased focus on animal conservation, and better infrastructure such as airports and hotels. Most importantly, they offer crowd-free safaris.
“PEOPLE ARE GETTING TO A POINT NOW WHERE THEY JUST WANT TO SLOW DOWN, UNWIND, AND FULLY LET GO. THAT OFTEN MEANS ‘SWITCHING OFF’ FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.”
ALEX MALCOLM, FOUNDER AND CEO OF JACADA TRAVEL.