More travellers are swapping the usual touristy spots for off the beaten, unique experiences.
Gone are the days when people plan their holidays on the most popular places to see, they instead visit the homes of locals, help underprivileged communities and try out the activities loved by the locals.
According to TrekkSoft’s Travel Trends Report 2019, travellers opted to purchase experiences over things.
It said that Skift Research’s 2018 U.S. Affluent traveller Survey ‘found that 67% of affluent travellers would rather spend their money on activities than on a nicer hotel, up 8% from last year.’
Sue Garrett, Flight Centre Travel Group General Manager, Product and Marketing, said people wanted new and different experiences.