The first trimester of 2013 is slowly wrapping up. At Luxury Villa Collections, vacation rentals and property management company we are always paying attention to the travel trends and tendencies in order to provide our guests with the best service. So what else will happen in travel industry this year? These are our Top 10 Cabo San Lucas Travel Trend Predictions for 2013. I hope you find them useful. Leave a comment below on what matters to you when you travel, or within your vacation rentals services, we might as well include it among our services!
1. Access Draws More to Relax and Explore in Luxury:
It is becoming easier every day to get to and move around Cabo San Lucas and Baja California Sur. New non-stop flights from the US were added in 2012 from places such as Orange County, California & Chicago to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and we are expecting additional nonstop services in 2013 from places like Denver, San Diego and Dallas-Fort Worth, New York (effective in November 2013)!
Besides the air connections, the new $250 million four-lane highway cuts in half the travel time between Los Cabos and La Paz. This and frequent upgrades inside Los Cabos have made easier to drive in the Southern Baja California peninsula, increasing our guests interest in regional exploration through our Baja transportation services!
2. Service Goes Luxury:
Luxury Villa Collections has embraced the challenge of finding new ways to provide guest experiences that surprise and delight our guests. During this 2013 we are introducing new luxury experiences and guest services to our vacation rentals program, such as daily afternoon amenity, the Night on the Town tour, Food & Wine tours in San Jose del Cabo or Todos Santos, and more. Ask your concierge to organize a Cabo San Lucas vacation, personalized to your wishes, desires and taste.
3. Sporting Appeal Builds Luxury:
If you are interested in golf tournaments, sport fishing, surfing, kiteboarding and all kind of water sports, off road races and personal physical challenges, just come to Los Cabos! In 20133 Cabo San Lucas and our neighbor towns are a host to a wide spectrum of sporting events:
- Puerto Los Cabos Golf World Pro-Am (January 8-13)
- Lord of the wind, kitesurf contest (January 10-16)
- The Ironman Los Cabos triathlon (March 17)
- Los Cabos Open of Surf, 6 star ASP Men Event (June 17-23)
- Stars and Stripes Fishing and Golf Tournament (June 27-30)
- Los Cabos Billfish Tournament (October 15-19)
- Cabo 500, Off-road race (October 18-20)
- Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament (October 22-26)
- Tuna Jackpot (November 6-9)
- Tecate Score Baja 1000, Off-road race (November 14-17)
- SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) 2013 Championship.
It is no coincidence that all of these events want to enjoy and be inspired by the beauty and unpaired natural setting that Los Cabos has to offer. If you are planning to participate or be an spectator of any of these events, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help you with your accommodations, transportation and/or registration assuring you enjoy this events worry-free.
4. Meetings Mania:
The new $100 million Los Cabos Convention Center, which hosted the world leaders at the international G20 Summit in June 2012 as inaugural event, is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture designed by renowed architect Fernando Romero and has introduced 72,000 square feet of eco-friendly functional meeting and exhibition space to the Baja Sur. The facility, which also hosted the Los Cabos International Film Festival in November 2012 (Second Annual Los Cabos International Film Festival in 2013 will happen between 13 and 17 November in Cabo San Lucas), is expected to encourage more regional event development and expand Los Cabos’ abilities to effectively compete in the destination meetings and conventions business. Doesn’t matter the size of your business, from a convention to meetings to a group retreat Cabo San Lucas is always a good location to change the work environment and keep awake the creativity of your business!
5. Rejuven-cations Reign:
Along with private white sandy beaches, we offer our vacation rentals guests dazzling family moments and personal fun in the sun through our large array of Los Cabos activities, as well as a great dining offer of Los Cabos. A lot of our guests in Los Cabos seek their own haven for personal rejuvenation. Luxury Villa Collections offer, in addition to spas and treatment packages, access to some of the best resort gyms in the area, with workout programs and educational resources. Through our personal Chef & Catering services we can also arrange healthy dining alternatives and menus with nutrient-rich dishes.
6. Trendy Weddings:
Los Cabos is the trendiest place for destination weddings. More and more couples flock to Los Cabos for its setting, well- priced luxury dream wedding options with generous gifts of complimentary “extras” and discounts. We have helped many couples who look to make their weddings singular and unique, including the “trash the dress” trend as brides are choosing to follow their wedding ceremony with a jump into the surf, or pool at the wedding location or at the Lover’s Beach by the world famous “El Arco” Cabo’s scenic rock-arch. Our wedding team and planners have the best knowledge and resources to make your wedding in Cabo a beautiful and unforgettable experience!
7. More Family Gatherings:
Los Cabos and the southern region of the Baja Peninsula was never listed among the U.S. State Department travel warnings, and the always increasing wealth of cultural, arts, environmental and sports activities for all ages, is attracting to Cabo more multi-generational families who find Los Cabos the best place to celebrate holidays, family occasions and in-tandem getaways. Luxury Villa Collections offers vacation rentals amenities that cater to every family member and feature the best facilities for all ages.
8. Culinary and Cultural Exchange:
There is an increasing interest in the culture and the vibrant culinary scene of Los Cabos (the secret is out!). Los Cabos and surrounding towns (Todos Santos, La Paz, etc.) are regularly hosting cultural festivals and events that showcase the flavors and culture of this culture-rich area. Let us organize you day trips, visits and excursions to this amazing events, we are sure you will enjoy them and discover the amazing palette of world and local cuisine (both traditional and contemporary) that Los Cabos has to offer!
9. Wired for Work and Play:
Many of our “working” guests, literally, set up office by the Sea of Cortez, taking advantage of the online access that is provided in most of our Villas. Our social media friends, fans and followers receive local news, updates and special promotions via Facebook and Twitter, and in addition smart-phone users can download our most recent APP (for both android and iOS devices!), from where you would be able to handle bookings via mobile, and discover new regional information and resources! download our App clicking here for ANDROID and clicking here for MAC / iOS devices.
10. Los Cabos for Canines:
We know that a lot of our guests don’t want to be apart from their loved companions when enjoying the beauty of Los Cabos, and travelers now will be able to arrive with animal companions in tow now that the Mexican government is permitting airlines to once again allow them in the cabin during flights to and from Mexico. (Check with your airline before booking for rules and restrictions, which vary and can change, particularly during hot weather.) Luxury Villa Collections properties are among the dog-friendliest luxury properties in Los Cabos, where dogs may stay in-Villa and dine, al fresco with their families. Please check with your concierge for the availability of pet-friendly vacation rentals while planning your vacation.