2024’s Top Travel Trends at these Hotels and Resorts

2024’s Top Travel Trends at these Hotels and Resorts

With 2024 just round the corner, luxury hotel group Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts invites guests to immerse themselves in some the world’s most captivating destinations and enjoy enriching experiences within its portfolio of luxury hotels in Zanzibar, Tunisia, Mauritius and Maldives. Committed to delivering unparalleled experiences unique to each corner of the globe, each property highlights the essence of the destination and is steeped in local culture. According to 2024 travel trends unveiled by global network Virtuoso®, we’ve handpicked the trend-led trips exclusively offered by Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts.

Off-Season Escapes
According to Virtuoso®, 47% of travellers are booking their escapes during off-peak season. With mild temperatures throughout the year and guaranteed sun even during the gloomy winter months, Tunis is a destination perfectly suited to the shoulder season. The Residence Tunis invites guests to explore the city’s colourful medinas, ottoman architecture and traditional fare without the crowds and truly discover Tunis’ copious historic treasures. Starting with the archaeological site of Carthage, once one of the most powerful cities in the ancient world and finishing at the quaint coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, travellers can explore the town’s peaceful cobbled streets and blue-and-white houses which frame unobstructed views of the Mediterranean. After days spent exploring, guests are invited to unwind at the resort’s 4,000sqm Thalasso Spa and enjoy a heartfelt meal at one of six gastronomic restaurants.

Adventure-Filled Getaways
British travellers are increasingly comfortable venturing further afield, demonstrating a committed sense of adventure and urgency for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, as revealed by Virtuoso® Luxe Report. Surrounded by a mile-long, white sand beach, a forested 32-hectare estate and unspoilt, wild nature, The Residence Zanzibar offers the perfect recipe for a truly authentic African escape. Allowing guests to witness the alluring wildlife that inhabits the island, guests can head out on a range of excursions: from day trips to the Jozani Forest, home to the rarest primates in Africa, the red colobus monkeys, to exploring the nearby deserted islands of Pungwe and Kwale in the Menai Bay Conservation Area and embarking on sea safaris to watch humpback and bottlenose dolphins roaming free.

Culinary Travel
70% of Virtuoso® advisors have seen an increase in culinary travel, with 20% of travellers booking trips with food and wine as the focus. Gourmet lovers looking to embark on a culinary journey to discover new flavours and recipes, should add The Residence Mauritius to their travel list. Travellers will have the chance to uncover the secrets of the Creole cuisine and learn how to master favourite Mauritanian dishes, from moreish fresh faratas to flavoursome Creole cari poule, under the watchful eye of the resident head chef. Guests are invited to cook up traditional dishes with freshly plucked herbs and vegetables from the Earth Basket, a year-round on-site kitchen garden, sustainably cultivated and showcasing the rich local produce. The gastronomic journey continues back at the resort, with four enticing restaurants and bars where guests can savour a diversity of recipes from around the world.

Celebration Travel
Post-pandemic travel saw many delayed celebrations realised, and the festivities continue with celebration travel making the list of top trends and motivations for 2024. Whether commemorating a milestone or simply spending quality time with your loved ones, there is no better place to do so than in the idyllic island paradise of the Maldives. The Residence Maldives, comprising of The Residence Falhumaafushi and its sister property, The Residence Dhigurah, invites travellers to explore the beauty of the Maldivian archipelago and relax on its pristine, white sand beaches while taking advantage of the private island sensation of this secluded haven. Connected by a 1km bridge, guests can travel freely between the two resorts to enjoy the various offerings from each, dine across all nine restaurants and bars, and enjoy relaxing treatments at the Spa by Clarins. For a truly special occasion, guests can hop on a sunset Dhoni and dolphin cruise to spot wild spinner and bottlenose dolphins gliding through the waves as the sun sets over the ocean.

Undiscovered Destinations
Although many travellers continue to find comfort in their past favourites, others are diverging from the usual European options and branching out to exotic locales and less-explored areas. Serving as a gateway to the Sahara, The Residence Douz is opening its doors in 2024. With a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore, guests are encouraged to venture outside the resort by jeep, camel or quadbike and fully immerse themselves in the destination. Guest Ambassadors are on hand to arrange a variety of excursions, from day trips to the village of Matmata, famed for its troglodyte houses which one clayed the home of “Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars, to a luxury camping experience in Tembaine. Surrounded by glistening golden sands and swaying palms, the resort comprises of 50 villas, two gourmet restaurants and a sprawling Spa by Clarins.

*Travel trends taken from Virtuoso’s 2024 Luxe Report