2019 HOTTEST TRAVEL TRENDS
Travelers are recognizing the importance of environmental conservation and are increasingly seeking hotels which support environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism. Green travel refers to both ecotourism and sustainable travel and more and more travelers get behind the ‘go green’ initiative in every aspect of their life, including travel. Hotels around the world are developing award-winning environmental and economic programs which preserve both the culture and support the local economy. During 2019, a number of new travel start-ups and individual enterprises will come to the forefront, committed to pioneering a more eco-friendly future for our planet’s destinations.
More than half of the world’s travelers (53%) say that they plan to make more weekend trips in 2019. A micro vacation is a short yet dense vacation for a 3-4 day period, preferably out of your home country. 2019 will be the year of ‘bite-sized travel’ and micro trips will increasingly become more popular.
Conscious travel is mindfulness for the world and its people whom we encounter upon our travels. It’s about thinking differently about the way we travel and seeing a destination through a local’s eyes. Consider 2019 as the year for the conscious traveler, with everything from human rights and equality to improved working conditions and environmental issues that influence people’s decisions about possible travel destinations.
Experiential travel is a form of tourism in which people focus on experiencing a country, city or particular place by actively and meaningfully engaging with its history, people, culture, food and environment. Travel with experiences at its core was one of 2018’s major travel trends but 2019 will take it even further, says Booking.com. Almost two thirds of travelers, value experiences higher than material possessions, which will mean 2019 will see travelers packing to many different and authentic experiences.
There are so many benefits when it comes to traveling in the cooler months. Not only is it cheaper and easier to book hotels and restaurants there are also fewer tourists. More and more travelers are taking advantage of the off-season and getting a different experience in destinations that usually only get a look during the summer months.
Vacationing with the Social Media way
These days, if your holiday isn’t splashed across social media, it’s like you never went. And, more of us are turning to Instagram and Facebook for our destination inspiration too. During 2019, social media platforms will continue to take the industry by storm, making insta & face -tourism as much a part of global travel as passports.