- The ultra-rich
are investing more in travel as a way to
show off their wealth, and that includes everything from
sabbaticals to brief vacations.
- We teamed up with luxury
travel agency Original Travel to find the
hottest spots billionaires
are heading to this year.
- A few classics like Great
Britain made the list, but many billionaires are seeking
adventure, from Rwanda to Bhutan.
Nowadays, the super-rich are taking months-long,
multimillion-dollar trips to recharge or reconnect with family
because they’re often burnt out, Business
Insider’s Katie Warren previously reported. That can take shape
in the form of extreme adventures, luxurious getaways, and
But just where are these billionaires headed?
Business Insider teamed up with boutique luxury travel
Travel, which plans trips for high-net-worth individuals, to
find out the hottest spots the elite are spending their money on in
2019. They based this ranking on the number of bookings and
performance; the latter was assessed by feedback, their expertise,
and client inquiries.
Turns out, billionaires have a taste for adventure in 2019.
While a few classics made the list, such as Britain and France,
far-flung countries — from Rwanda to Myanmar — made an
appearance on the list, too.
Keep reading to see where the rich are getting their
passports stamped this year.
Lesser-known than neighbors Croatia and Greece, the tiny slice
of Adriatic coastline that is Montenegro has previously lacked
high-quality accommodation (other than the Aman network) to rival
its fjord landscapes, Tom Barber, co-founder of Original Travel,
told Business Insider.
“Montenegro is set for a luxury upgrade in 2019 with the Chedi
Lustica Bay newly opened and One & Only opening its first
resort in Europe next year with Portonovi in Boka Bay,” he
Business Insider previously reported that Oman is the next big
destination for luxury travelers. Its peak travel season runs from
October to April.
“Luxury brands like Anantara Hotels, which has already opened
two resorts there, are claiming the country’s culture and unique
topography are a huge draw for travelers,” reported Sarah
Champagne, in particular, is France’s hottest destination right
now, according to Barber. Belmond’s new Pivoine Champagne barge
launched in 2018, and the recent opening of The Royal Champagne
Hotel “injected a much-needed shot of luxury and style to the hotel
offerings of the region,” he said.
He added: “From barge or hotel, we recommend arranging a private
vineyard tour and tastings including a backstage at Bollinger
experience, along with a make-your-own Champagne lesson and
treehouse Champagne bar experience for a comprehensive immersion in
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Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
These are the 15 hottest destinations billionaires are traveling to in 2019