New Ranking System Identifies World's Top 25 Travel Experiences

Posted on 08/17/2017

If money were no object, what travel experiences would be on your bucket list?

A new rating system, called the Chad Clark Certified 25, aims to help you answer that question, according to a report in Forbes.

The new system is designed to remedy what its creator sees as a gap in the travel market.

Currently, some of the go-to travel rankings include the Forbes Travel Guide for those searching for the best hotels, Michelin for the planet’s best restaurants and (at least by some accounts) Golf Magazine is where to turn if you’re searching for the top courses around the world.

But where’s the ranking or guide to the world’s best travel experiences?

That was the question posed in the Forbes article by the creator of the new ranking, Chad Clark, who also happens to be one of the nation’s leading luxury travel advisors.

The new Chad Clark Certified 25 was unveiled at the annual Virtuoso Travel Symposium in Las Vegas, a gathering of the industry’s leading luxury travel specialists and advisors.

The winners of this year’s ranking were also announced at the industry event.

Among the experiences that made the list were:

—A Dolomites luxury hiking safari in the Dolomite Mountains

—A private candlelit “Sea of Love” dinner experience at Palazzo Avino in Ravello on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, which includes suspending guests between land and sea.

—A Platte Canyon Overnight Yurt Experience

—A behind the scenes at an African safari camp, Singita, to see the work of the Anti-Poaching Unit first-hand.

—Attending a Golden Eagle Festival in the Altai Mountains where Kazakh hunters and their highly-trained eagles compete.

The full list is available on the Chad Clark Certified website.

To develop the list Clark surveyed colleagues, top luxury travel industry suppliers, and other experts, the Forbes article reported.

Source: Travelpulse

PHOTO: The Chad Clark Certified 25 identifies some of the top travel experiences in the world. Here we see Italy's picturesque Amalfi Coast. (photo via Flickr/Eric Hossinger)