Travel Tips:Daycations & spacations for love!


According to CRED Travel: 'Daycation' (Day + Vacation) is on the rise. Travel enthusiasts decided to opt for daylong vacations, allowing them to prioritise leisure around other commitments, choosing to relax at a luxe property in or around their city in the Year 2022. Daycations were leading options during occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day getaways, etc. The trend is all set to continue in 2023.

As per, from spiritual seaside towns to artistic capitals and historical hidden gems, this passion-packed list of on-trend destinations, experiences and stays (Spacation: Spa + Vacation), is sure to inspire a year of incredible trips in 2023.

São Paulo, Brazil

The energetic metropolis of São Paulo with its art house cinemas and experimental theatres.A Traditional Samba and Pagode Experience will give partygoers a chance to soak up live samba, while foodies will delight in the gourmet dining that makes this city a world-renowned gastronomic haven, home to an impressive nine of the 14 Michelin-starred restaurants in Brazil.

Bolzano, Italy

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The capital of Italy's northernmost region of South Tyrol, Bolzano is an alpine destination ideal for hiking and ski fanatics. Situated amongst the stunning snow-capped mountains of the Italian Dolomites, travellers can challenge themselves to the ascent in summer – or head to one of the acclaimed ski resorts in winter.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Known locally as 'KK', the bustling capital of Sabah in the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo is a hidden gem surrounded by lush rainforests and sandy beaches. 71 per cent of Indian travellers are wishing to experience culture shock while traveling in 2023, this off-the beaten-track destination will allow them to immerse in its unique vibe.By day, travellers can browse beautiful pearls, colorful textiles and exquisite wood carvings crafted by regional artisans at the Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Market – a welcome hive of artistry. Visitors can also make a beeline to Tanjung Aru Beach, a hotpot where locals flock, especially on the weekends. The Floating Seafood Market restaurant is not to be missed.

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Santa Fe, United States

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The uniqueness of Santa Fe is encapsulated in its nickname, 'The City Different,' with its unparalleled multicultural heritage and Native American tribes. For an adrenaline rush from a great height, travelers can venture into the mountains for rock climbing, paragliding, or white-water rafting. 70% of Indian travellers would want to immerse themselves in a local community on vacation in 2023, a Downtown Santa Fe Photography Tour & Class gives visitors
the opportunity to meet and learn from a Sante Fe resident and explore the city's incredible historic architecture and cityscapes.Hobart,Australia
There are few destinations where travelers can climb a mountain, head to the beach, and visit a world-class art gallery all in one day, but Hobart is one of them.Visitors wanting to stay closer to the ground can enjoy world-renowned artwork at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which placed this little port city on the global cultural map. With its ferries, fishing boats and floating pier, the natural charm of Hobart is undeniable. Join the community spirit at the weekend Salamanca Market which sells homegrown produce from whisky to jams, or head to the Taste of Tasmania festival held each year in town.

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As per, India (21%), the United States (25%), Australia (31%) and Taiwan (33%) are where travellers will most likely plan a holiday reunion with family or friends.Many also wish to embark on trips to recharge themselves, mentally and physically, with wellness contributing to the number two spot in the 'reasons to travel'. Countries with high inclination include India (20%), South Korea (24%), Singapore (25%) and Thailand (29%). Among people from Japan (44%), Taiwan (24%) and Vietnam (23%), the biggest travel appetite is for (re)discovering food, arts & culture.

The study concluded with reuniting with loved ones, wellness and food, arts and culture making the top three reasons to travel, and adventure and celebrating a milestone rounding out the top five.

(Compiled with inputs from CRED Travel, Agoda and

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