A New Year is upon us and at Cuvée that means one very important thing: We’re planning trips for 2019 and beyond for our Cuvée guests. From curated experiences to long-haul travel to remote destinations, the world is our oyster in 2019.
Below, our handcrafted list of travel trends for 2019.
Cuvée custom-curated, highly-immersive travel experiences are unlike any other on the planet. From hot air balloon rides high above the Rockies to authentic Hawaiian hula-dancing, our experience-makers seek out the most unique opportunities in the world to make your dreams come true.
Sri Lanka celebrated 70 years of independence in 2018. This hotspot destination is also home to Cuvée’s new oceanfront Sri Lankan villa estate with 15 bedroom suites in two villas. Sri Lanka also boasts incredible, authentic experiences and scenery ranging from some of the world’s best surfing along Arugam Bay to over 5,800 native elephants roaming the lands.
Traveling to exotic destinations is no longer enough. Cuvée’s guests are searching for private paradises, like our 430-acre exclusively private island estate 40 miles northeast of Nassau. At Royal Island, guests have access to every ocean adventure they can dream of – from picnicking on remote sandbars to paddleboarding on the Bahamian seas.
Colorado ski resorts are boasting some of the best snows in decades. Our guests are quite literally heading for the hills this ski season to get their fill of downhill dreams and champagne chalets in Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek.
Mexico has made major strides to increase safety and tourism in Los Cabos. From a total Baja facelift in 2014 to a five-point action plan in 2017, crime in the Baja has dropped a staggering 90% and travel and tourism continue to be on the rise.
Though families have been leaving home for the holidays forever, we’ve seen an uptick in festive season travel in our Cuvée destinations. We hear a lot of our families saying they’re foregoing gifts and just spending the season together, where the distractions and stresses of the holiday season are far away and out of reach.
The Big Island of Hawaii is making a comeback in a big way. After 2018’s volcanic eruptions, travelers are coming back with force, especially to Kona, where Cuvée owns two of the Hawaiian Island’s top-rated, beachfront villas.
The private home rental business is one of the largest growing industries in travel. In 2016 it was valued at $137 billion; in 2021 it’s forecasted to be valued at $193 billion. At Cuvée specifically, we continue to see more and more growth year over year, which means more satisfied guests with one of the industry’s best guest satisfaction rates, averaging 4.93 out of 5.