3 travel trends we want to see more of in 2020
While many travel experts are busy making predictions as to what 2020 travel will bring, there are a few trends we hope will remain in the new decade.
Here are some of them:
Green travel has taken off in a big way within the last few years. More travellers are choosing environmentally-friendly accommodation, tours and sights to help preserve destinations. Green travel incorporates trips that focus on responsible travel practices and eco-tourism.
By travel companies leaning towards more sustainable ways of travel, it not only helps the environment but also enhances the traveller’s experience.
Experiential travel, also known as immersion travel, is a form of tourism that allows travellers to engage with a destination’s history, people, culture, food and environment.
2019 saw travellers opting for immersive experiences rather than the normal tourist routes. Whether its spending a day with the community or learning how to cook from a local, travellers want to immerse themselves in the local's lifestyle.
Travellers want to create long-lasting memories and not only capture images for social media.
Taking a micro holiday is probably my favourite travel trend for 2019. Micro holidays are smaller trips, usually taken over a weekend. I have done a few this year and found it to be quite cathartic. Not only does it relax the mind after a long working month or week, but it also allows you to explore your country. Many people want to choose international travel over their own because they have the mindset that a holiday should be a week or more.
Micro holidays are cost-effective, allows you to pack more activities on a trip and you get to see new places that you would not ordinarily visit. More people should go on micro holidays. It is a delightful escape close to home.