2017 Predictions: The Next Big Travel Trends

Looking for some fresh new vacation ideas for 2017? Here, we share our predictions for next year’s hottest destinations, hotel amenities, itineraries, and much, much more.

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Colombia Beyond Bogotá and Cartagena

Increased flight service to Colombia from U.S. hubs like Miami, Atlanta, and New York, combined with the recent signing of the peace accords ending the country’s 52-year civil war is poised to make Colombia South America’s travel hotspot for 2017. Already popular cities, like Bogotá and Cartagena, will continue to lure travelers with new luxury hotels, including the forthcoming Delano Cartagena, but travelers will be emboldened to venture further afield to cities like Barranquilla, Medellín, and regions in Colombia’s coffee triangle. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of One Hundred Years of Solitude, the iconic novel by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. To celebrate the work of magical realism, boutique operator Amakuna has launched a ten-night trip with stops in little-visited places relevant to the author’s life, such as indigenous villages in Tayrona National Park and García Márquez’s birthplace of Aracataca, the inspiration behind the novel’s fictional utopian town of Macondo.