All the digital extravaganza we are exposed to and experiencing has created a nostalgia for vintage and retro. From vinyl records to 1940s northern European furniture, the trend is shifting towards a bygone era or authenticity that keeps us in contact with our past. Heritage has become important again. The travel industry has become aware of this new yearning for an analogue past. Belmond Trains, Rovos Air and Delfin Amazon Cruises are some brilliant examples of this new trend.
Travelling aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer promises a one-of-a-kind experience where the luxury train will take you from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa city. Its fashionable state-of-the-art interiors still possess tradition and style, elevating it to an elegant, new status. On board the Convair 440, operated by Rovos Air, you will definitely get a glimpse of what flying in style is. The restoration of the aircraft revamps the interiors of the luxurious planes that crossed the skies back in the 1950s. Dark green leather spacious seats and first-class service await inside. Is there any better way to travel around Southern Africa? And what about the amazing sustainable eco-friendly ships by Delfin Amazon Cruises? Designed to leave the least environment impact possible, its fleet has three unique vessels. My favourite: the Delfin III, with 22 suites, beautifully finished and handmade artefacts. Guests are treated to an immersive rainforest experience along with the highest levels of comfort.