Going It Alone
If you’re all about your independence, solo travel may be the thing for you this summer. According to travel experts, vacations for one are quickly gaining in popularity, with travelers opting to take trips without family or friends.
"Traveling solo is on the rise, especially for women,” said travel editor Jessica Bisesto to Southern Living . “Going on an adventure by yourself can give you incredible opportunities that wouldn't be possible if you were traveling with a companion. You'll learn to embrace new cultures more personally, make friends outside of your comfort zone, and discover how independent and self-sufficient you really are."
Another emerging travel trend this summer is sustainable tourism, where travelers are mindful of their impact on the economy as well as the lives of those living in the destinations that they are visiting.
Matthew D. Upchurch, chairman and CEO of Virtuoso explains , "When people think about sustainability in travel they often only think about the green footprint aspect, but it goes much deeper than that to also embrace support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage, along with social and economic benefits for local people in destinations throughout the world," he explains. "Sustainable tourism is not a trend, it is a travel transformation."
At Moon Palace Resorts and Palace Resorts, we work hard in our role as Caretakers of Paradise by protecting the beautiful natural resources where our resorts are located, making sure that we take part in the latest in recycling and renewable energy programs, and giving back to our local communities. Guests can also get into the spirit with a variety of activities, including helping the Palace Foundation’s efforts to protect and nurture an endangered species through its Sea Turtle Release Program .
Water Sports Top the List
Taking a plunge in the crystal-clear waters of Jamaica or the Cerulean seas off the coast of Cancun is a part of any Moon Palace Resorts or Palace Resorts vacation, but more and more vacationers want action water sports as part of their trips.
Leading social media company Crimson Hexagon analyzed vacation hashtags and found that surfing , waterskiing, and diving all took top spots for the most sought after vacation activities.
And at Moon Palace Resorts and Palace Resorts, it’s easy to indulge in all things water. Whether its stand-up paddle boarding, experiencing FlowRider , or taking in the spectacular ocean life on a diving trip, there’s no shortage of water activities to take your vacation to new heights.