Virtuoso, a US-based luxury travel network, has announced the results of its sixth annual Travel Dreams survey, which it recently conducted.
The poll was carried out to ascertain the latest dreams of modern day travellers, with responses given by the readers of travel magazine, Virtuoso Life.
The survey highlighted that the favourite travel dreams involve adventures on the seas, including going on a world cruise, calling on all seven continents, and sailing around the Mediterranean on a private yacht.
When it came to making the trip of a lifetime, the most favoured dream was a visit to the Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean that is located close to the equator. The islands are famous for their habitat, and for a number of endemic species, which include tortoises and marine iguanas.
The survey also reported that Australia remains a favourite with tourists, and tops the list of Dream Destination criteria, followed by New Zealand, South Africa and French Polynesia. Australia also remains on the list as a Top Family Getaway, while Sydney, the Australian capital, heads the list for ‘Go-To Style and Design Capital’.
Elaine Srnka, the editorial director for Virtuoso Life, said, ‘Virtuoso travellers continue to blaze new trails, setting the standard for how and where those in-the-know will venture next. The ‘Travel Dreams’ results show us the destinations and products that are likely to be the most popular in the year ahead, allowing us to focus our editorial in a way that our readers will find more compelling.’