Virtuoso has released its 2020 Best of the Best brochure and, in addition to adding 90 new properties to this year’s portfolio, the luxury travel network has rounded up the key trends to watch among the new additions for 2020. They are:
Do Good: As travelers increasingly prioritize sustainability as a greater factor in their travel decisions, hotels are implementing initiatives that are true to their values, which align with Virtuoso’s core tenets of sustainable travel: protecting the planet, supporting local economies and celebrating culture.
- Banyan Tree Ringha in China creates jobs and educational opportunities for locals, plants trees, organizes environmental clean-ups and conserves resources.
- Heckfield Place is rooted in the English landscape, with a biodynamic farm and facility for powering water and heating along with processing recyclable waste.
- Time + Tide Miavana brings eco luxury to Madagascar, conserving the biodiversity in its island setting, educating guests about local wildlife, and boosting the area’s economy.
Storied Pasts: Hotels are breathing new life into old treasures with fascinating past lives and transforming these historic buildings into properties offering authentic, meaningful experiences….