Travel & Tourism (148)
Deprivation Vacations are the latest rage for US business travelers and travelers on holiday. Resorts and day spas across the country now offer boot camp-style activities, tight-rope walking and extreme trekking. For the less intense, other vacation destinations offer yoga, cooking and dance classes.
Why it matters
In our post-recession world, the irony is that perks like free wi-fi and breakfast are no longer “perky” enough to reel-in travelers. Today’s post-recession travelers are looking for an inspiring experience to push them to extremes well outside their comfort zones. Will we start to see luxury resorts offer extreme activities to attract more holiday makers?
According to numbers presented by HSBC, a new kind of travelling is on the rise: the hunt for the trendiest bags and accessories at the best price. It’s called “accessories tourism” and it consists of mapping out your next holiday depending on the country (or countries) that offers the best price for a Hermès Birkin or Chanel’s 2.55 bag.
Interest in long-distance running has never been greater in Sweden. With a record number of participants running in the Stockholm Marathon this year, a number of new training clubs have appeared around the country.