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How to design your next trip around your travel personality

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(BPT) - When imagining your next vacation, ask yourself: What kind of traveler are you? Recent research and various travel experts have identified popular types of travelers according to their preferences, beliefs, and destination "must-haves." Recognizing where you may fit in one of these categories can help you discover the perfect destination for your next travel adventure. Read on to learn more about three of the top traveler categories, along with a great location that will fit your unique travel preferences.

Once you've found the perfect destination, make your travel experience more enjoyable with a travel credit card so you can take advantage of amazing benefits and earn points toward your next trip. For example, from now until April 3, 2024, new Chase IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Cardmembers can earn 165,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months from account opening, and new Chase IHG One Traveler Credit Cardmembers can earn 100,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 in the first three months from account opening.

With these offers, many ways to earn points through everyday purchases on the cards, and other benefits, you'll be able to get going on your perfect trip even faster, no matter where it is.

Pop Culture Enthusiasts

Are you motivated to visit locales featured in your favorite movies or TV shows? You may just be a pop culture enthusiast. In fact, 86% of travelers surveyed by Skyscanner were inspired by destinations in movies or TV, with 33% of U.S. travelers wanting to "experience Paris" like their favorite TV show character. You may also enjoy following current media trends and major cultural events — and you're always looking for places that are "Insta-worthy."

For anyone in this category, a Paris voyage would be high on your list, especially with some major sporting events in 2024 top of mind. The "City of Love" is not only the fashion capital of the world, but its iconic landmarks, romantic river bridges and picturesque architecture also make it a very Instagrammable locale.

You can make your stay even more memorable by booking a luxury central Paris hotel such as IHG Hotels & Resorts®' Kimpton St. Honoré or InterContinental Paris – Le Grand. And the Chase IHG One Rewards Premier Credit Card can make international travel simpler; cardmembers can receive a Global Entry, TSA PreCheck® or NEXUS Statement Credit of up to $100 every four years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to the card.

Wellness Wanderers

If your idea of the perfect vacation involves nothing more strenuous than walking from your massage to the pool, you could be a wellness wanderer. These travelers consider trips primarily as opportunities to rejuvenate and refresh. A whopping 94% of travelers want to incorporate self-care into their trips this year, and 29% are interested in traveling for wellness.

These kinds of vacations never feel long enough, but when Chase IHG One Rewards Premier and Traveler Credit Cardmembers redeem IHG One Rewards points for a consecutive four-night IHG hotel stay, they receive the fourth Reward Night free (redeemable at that same hotel during that same stay), making extra time for rest and relaxation easier.

Wellness wanderers want to spend their well-deserved time away at tranquil, remote locations where they can take advantage of natural surroundings to enhance their wellness. For example, the Holiday Inn Express Sedona – Oak Creek is located in a quiet, scenic area with Arizona's famed red sandstone canyons as its backdrop, offering a pool and proximity to plenty of spas for a relaxing, peaceful getaway.

Sustainable Travelers

Are you concerned about the economic or environmental impacts of traveling? If so, you may be a sustainable traveler. In 2023, 69% actively sought sustainable travel options, and Google searches for "sustainable travel" have increased 226% over the last five years. Sustainable travelers want to explore nature and seek places to stay that provide a sustainable infrastructure and opportunities to give back to local communities.

Did you know Melbourne, Australia, was named the most sustainable city in the world? With over 480 parks, this beautiful city offers tours with sustainability or conservation-focused guides. You could also plan your stay at voco Melbourne Central, which embodies sustainability through beds made of recycled materials as well as bedding made from recycled plastic and biodegradable materials.

No matter what profile you fit or what city you choose, IHG® Hotels and Resorts has just the right stay for you. With a growing portfolio of 19 brands and over 6,000 hotels across the globe, every type of traveler will be able to find a spot that checks off all their must-haves.

And with all of the rewards that help Chase IHG One Rewards Cardmembers get the most out of their travels, you could enjoy your next trip that much more. Visit chase.com/ihgcards to learn more about current offers.

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