It is that time of the year when we start planning for the year ahead. This includes our travel goals and resolutions, especially now that most countries have eased travel restrictions and fully opened their borders to tourism.

If there’s one thing we’ve realised from this pandemic it is the importance of focussing on what truly matters in life. For some people, it’s reconnecting with family and loved ones, while others want to regain their work-life balance and explore more places.

From the gloomy years of the pandemic, we are now seeing brighter days for travel and tourism. The coming year is the perfect time to make your travel resolutions happen. Colour the year ahead with some of these meaningful 2023 travel resolutions:

1. Get physically active and try outdoor adventures

Health has become a top priority for many people, and physical activity helps reduce stress and prevent many diseases. Scientific studies show that engaging in physical activity with nature is not just good for the body but also for the mind.

Destinations in Australia like the Gold Coast in Queensland, and Torquay in Victoria offer terrific waves to harness your surfing skills. Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland is your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and renowned for its epic on-water and underwater adventures.

Stay: Wyndham Surfers Paradise, Wyndham Resort Torquay, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas

2. Travel more with family and friends

Travelling with family helps strengthen bonds and make up for lost time. Going to family-friendly destinations makes it more convenient and enjoyable for everyone. You get to share more experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Take your children to see the famous Penguin Parade at Australia’s Phillip Island in Victoria, or immerse in the island’s many motorsport events with the entire family.

Another great Australian family destination is the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where you can visit world-famous Australia Zoo. Also known as the “Home of the Crocodile Hunter,” the 105-acre zoo features over 1,200 animals like koalas, kangaroos, Sumatran and Bengal tigers, chameleons, red panda, ring-tailed lemurs, giant Aldabra tortoises and so much more.

Stay: Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island, Ramada by Wyndham Marcoola Beach

3. Try new experiences

Every once in a while, it is good to be brave and try new experiences. Sample a dish you haven’t tasted before, or immerse yourself in a totally different culture. Embracing new experiences is a great way to discover new passions and interests.

The geothermal wonderland of Rotorua in New Zealand offers an abundance of extraordinary adventures. Experience the thrill of conquering the unique 400-metre dual ziplines at Skyline Rotorua or participate in traditional Māori rituals. Be mesmerised by a pōhiri (welcoming ceremony), learn to dance with poi or perform the haka.

If travelling through the mid-north coast of New South Wales in Australia, take part in an adventure on the largest moving dunes in the Southern Hemisphere! Try sandboarding or quad biking at Stockton Sand Dunes in Port Stephens. Find incredible adventures and indigenous heritage experiences in these Worimi Conservation Lands.

Stay: Ramada Resort by Wyndham Rotorua Marama, New Zealand. or Ramada by Wyndham Shoal Bay, Australia. 

4. Stay longer at a destination

Perhaps 2023 is a good chance to stay longer in a destination than usual. So, instead of visiting for just two or three nights, you may consider staying for a week or two in a particular location. This will give you more time to get to know the place, meet more locals, immerse in the culture and discover hidden cafes and restaurants.

The city of Sapporo in northern Japan is worth a longer trip. The city is jam packed with attractions and experiences. During the cold season, it becomes a winter wonderland with its famous nearby ski fields and powder snow. Sapporo also plays host to Japan’s largest snow festival. With Japan’s rich history, a longer trip will also give you the chance learn more about its cultural heritage and the language.

Stay: Wyndham Garden Sapporo Odori, Japan

5. Make your travel eco-friendly and sustainable

While tourism promotes economic growth and development, it often comes at the expense of the environment and local communities. As a traveler, you can be part of the solution towards a more sustainable travel. Many hotels and resorts are beginning to adopt green practices to save energy and water and minimise the use of plastic packaging.

Two resorts which offer more sustainable stays are Ramada by Wyndham Shoal Bay and Club Wyndham Airlie Beach in Australia. These resorts present guests with bamboo biodegradable room entry keys, and bulk dispensers for their luxury amenities, which are 100 percent VEGANOK certified.

There are also many opportunities to support wildlife conservation programs and local products. In Port Stephens, New South Wales, you can volunteer to take care of injured and sick koalas at Port Stephens Koala Hospital. The Whitsundays also has volunteer programs dedicated to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

Stay: Club Wyndham Airlie Beach, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay

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