What's Hot for 2024

Be inspired by our pick of what's hot for 2024 in luxury travel. These are the latest trending travel destinations based on our market research and inside knowledge.

This year

2024 is the year of meaningful moments. Journeys will be defined by authentic, nostalgic and intimate travel experiences shared with loved ones. In a post-pandemic world, the feeling that life is too short means once-in-a-lifetime trips are no longer put on hold - ‘someday’ has become today. A myriad of new flight routes, exciting hotel openings and natural phenomena are firmly placing these trending destinations on the “must-see” map. As always, our team of travel experts are on hand to craft an unforgettable journey for you.

France

This year, France's allure is unparalleled, hosting the 2024 Olympics and voted the #1 destination on travelers’ wish lists in Scott Dunn's annual guest survey. Whether it's the glittering cityscapes, the serene countryside, or the pristine beaches, France offers an exquisite blend of culture, culinary delights, and celebration. It’s no wonder it’s a perennial favorite for luxury vacations. With 2024 marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, France is an excellent choice for history buffs who can explore the beaches of Normandy by vintage military vehicle. Whatever your interests, our specialists are poised to craft your perfect French escape, from the vibrant streets of Paris to the glamorous sun-drenched Cote D’Azur.

Japan

The spotlight remains on one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations in 2024. This year, the wonders of Japan are within reach once again. Our specialists have tapped into the best authentic local experiences and carefully expanded our curated collection of preferred properties in Japan to craft impressive itineraries that reveal a different side of this alluring country. Whether it’s in the quiet reflection of a Zen Garden or witnessing the steady hand of a sushi master, Japan is a country that will defy your expectations.

New Zealand

Often considered the adventure capital of the world, New Zealand is an in-demand pick for 2024 travelers, offering gastronomic delights, epic helicopter safaris through the fjordlands and natural splendors along the scenic landscapes. Now only one flight away thanks to the United Airlines direct route from San Francisco to Christchurch, New Zealand is more accessible than ever before. From islands and lakes, to mountains and cliff tops, our specialists have curated an incredible selection of boutique properties and elevated epic luxury Lodges to capture the unique essence of this sought-after destination.

Sri Lanka

Embrace the captivating allure of Sri Lanka in 2024 as travelers flock from around the globe to this Indian Ocean gem to discover its beautiful island retreats, rich culture and delicious cuisine. Get active on a guided hike along the newly opened Pekoe Trail, a scenic walking route that winds through the Central Highlands, venture to Yala National Park to search for the elusive and majestic Sri Lankan leopard and uncover enchanting ancient sites at Sigiriya Rock. Our specialists recommend booking in advance to secure your spot, especially when looking to combine this epic destination with neighboring paradises like the Maldives, setting the scene for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Tanzania

Thanks to the country’s rolling plains, impressive national parks and abundance of wildlife, Tanzania tops many travel wish lists. These aspects come together to create unmissable safari experiences in this must-see East African destination. One of the most popular reasons to visit Tanzania is to witness the thundering herds of the Great Migration, with most lodges being fully booked for this epic annual event already. Our team advises looking ahead to 2025 if you haven’t secured a spot for 2024. There are some exciting new additions to Tanzania’s luxury lodge scene in 2024 including Singita’s newest lodge, Milele, opening in May 2024.

Portugal

Portugal, a land of rich history and world-class gastronomy, continues to enchant travelers in 2024. Wander along the picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon, explore lush vineyards and delectable wines in the Douro Valley, discover the colorful winding streets of lively Porto, and bask in the sunshine in the Algarve. Every region is packed with charm, history and incredible flavors. Traveling to Portugal is made easier with Virgin Atlantic's direct flight from Newark to Faro, but our experts advise booking early to ensure you savor the very best of Portugal’s famed Michelin-star dining and secure your spot in the most coveted world-class accommodations.

England

Our experts have their sights on England again as a top pick for 2024 travel for many reasons, from a surge of new hotel openings and idyllic countryside escapes to royal palaces and bustling markets. Experience the revival of London charm at the newest luxury accommodations, including the Raffles at the OWO, and be enchanted by a traditional English afternoon tea. Venture outside of the city to the Cotswolds in the countryside, where the medieval villages, brilliant castles and rolling hills dotted with thatched cottages will make you feel like you’ve been transported into the pages of a classic British novel.

South Korea

Finally on this year’s list, is a destination that is truly “one to watch” for Scott Dunn travelers. The “Korean Wave” effect continues with Seoul dubbed the ‘gateway to East Asia’ in 2024. A place where tradition and innovation meet, Seoul will capture your imagination with historic palaces and futuristic architecture. Beyond the capital, travelers are exploring scenic landscapes, embracing cutting-edge technology and diving into Korea’s cuisine, from sizzling street food to Michelin-starred delights. Make sure you’re signed up to our emails for exciting Scott Dunn related South Korea news in the coming months.

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