What is the best thing about a year coming to an end? Of course, it’s the beginning of a brand new one—the blank paper of possibilities for all your plans and dreams to come to life. We hope you’ve had a great year traveling and creating memories to share on New Year’s Eve. It’s about time to get some extra inspiration. We’re here to fill your yearly planner with exciting new destinations and hot openings in the travel industry. We have gathered the top 5 options to quench your thirst for new impressions categorized by different themes.                                                                                                               

Family adventure

Family adventure. Let us begin by stepping into the magnificent ancient past in the nearest future. The opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum of Gisa is long-awaited among Egypt-enthusiasts and history lovers. The world’s most significant archeological museum will open its doors with priceless collections of artifacts and rare Tutankhamun tomb treasures this year. Book a luxury waterfront resort alongside the exciting expedition to the roots of our civilization and enjoy an epic family adventure.

Romantic getaway

Let this new year be the year that will bring you closer to that certain someone. And who knows more about romance than the French? Puy du Fou railways have a newly rebranded 2000-mile tour in a Belle Époque carriage through the picturesque Loire valley. And why not top this voyage of a lifetime off with an overnight stay at the luxurious 5-star Château Louise de La Vallière opened to the public in October 2022.  

Self Journey

Have you ever enjoyed being in the pleasant company of a person you know better than anyone else in the world? We hope you have the best relationship with your inner self. If not, maybe you should try traveling alone for a change. There are quite a few things better than exploring yourself while exploring the world. And we know destination number one for finding peace with oneself: with its breathtaking peaks and sublime natural beauty, Nepal is the obvious choice. By the end of 2023, 15 premium, intimate lodges and a boutique 29-suite Shinta Mani will open in Mustang’s remote, once-forbidden ancient kingdom region. It is about time to experience the luxury of stillness and quietness among the highest mountains. 

BF trip

But if you’re not a big fan of solitude, and Santa generously blessed you with the gift of true friendship, let’s nurture it with an incredible cultural event. Between February and June of 2023, the Sharjah Biennial 15, a curation of over 300 works of art by 160 artists, will be installed in 5 cities across the United Arab Emirates. The Sharjah Biennial 15 arrives just in time for reflecting back on 2022 with its theme of “thinking historically in the present.” You and your friend will gain inspiration from this significant event of world culture. 

Travel presents

And last but not least – travel presents. What would you give to someone who has it all, has seen it all and maybe even done it all? Well, we know one significant thing that has not yet appeared on their lists of gifts before—the world’s-first expedition cruise along western Japan. Ponant, a luxury small-ship company, will begin hosting this cruise in 2023. The long-awaited voyage from Osaka will sail along Japan’s oldest sea route exploring old feudal towns, traditional fishing villages and inland sea islands such as Inujima— now one of the famous contemporary “Art Islands.” Oh, we bet that would get you to the top of the all-time best Secret Santas list!   

Business Class wishes you all the best travel experiences in the upcoming year 2023. May the jewelry box of your adventures always be full of the best memories and most inspiring places from this unique planet of ours.