2017 travel trends have been rather impressive; we’ve had an increase in hospitality establishments keen to create an unforgettable experience for guests, there’s been a rise of people choosing to sample another way of life in Airbnbs and there’s been more of a desire for short, exploration city breaks. 2018 is set to be another exciting year for the travel industry, and here’s our top three travel trends that will think you’ll see and possibly experience...
Lousing around the pool with a cocktail in hand may be a thing of the past for many holidaymakers. Instead, people are wanting to explore new countries and discover the unknown. There’s a rise in extreme TV shows such as from Russia to Iran which follows the journey of presenter Lev who wings his way through country to country, coming across new ways of living that we’ve never experienced before and revealing new and exciting cultures that haven’t had much coverage before. These ‘extreme trips’ are now drawing more and more visitors to places that the government do advise against such as Iran, Korea and Iraq. Already there are travel companies in place who are taking on these bookings to cope with the demand for these extreme - and somewhat dangerous trips.
Creating cruises for younger people
To those under the age of 30, sitting on a cruise around the med could possibly be one of the worst ways to spend a holiday that’s usually associated with the older folk. We know that they will probably want to be out exploring and sampling food and drinks from local restaurants - and experiencing the nightlife. However, there are now river cruises who are keen to change the traditional perspective of a ‘cruise’ by giving it a younger feel. Uniworld’s luxury ships are set to have DJs on board, rooftop lounges and more exciting excursions from whitewater rafting to rock climbing. Sounds fun, but will it have the ability to replace those long summer Ibiza nights?
The rise of holidays for all of the family
Normally, having a ‘holiday’ means a break from the family. It’s a bit of alone time for you and your partner, friends or kids to have a bit of you time without inviting everyone. However, travel companies are really keen to get families reconnecting again, and getting the whole family to get away as one to enjoy themselves. Perhaps this trend might take a while to catch on, but we must say we do love a good family holiday!
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