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11 Emerging Holiday Trends For The Coming Years

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Traveling has always been a fantastic experience, but more and more people are focusing their journeys on a specific style or purpose of travel. This helps you to make the most out of your time and guarantees experiences you will love. Here are the top 11 emerging holiday trends in the coming years:

Instagram Tourism

This type of trip has its pros and cons. You are guaranteed to end up in a location that looks and feels stunning, so you don’t have to worry about picking a lousy destination. Instagram has helped to create hundreds of tourist hotspots that were previously less well-known, creating a tourist boom for local economies. But selfie deaths are becoming more and more common as people go to great lengths for the perfect Instagram photo, so be careful.

Micro Holidays

These are perfect for when you know that you need a getaway, but you can’t take time off work. Pack your bags and leave town for the weekend and make the most of the time that you do have. These holidays make a great excuse to get out and explore the region around your town or city, showing that the best holidays don’t have to be overseas.

Ancestral Trips

Getting back to your roots and understanding where your family comes from is becoming more popular, thanks to DNA services that can tell you this information. People want to learn more about their heritage and are taking trips back to the homes of generations before them.

Wellness Travel

The wellness industry is booming globally, and this has also affected tourism. People are planning their holidays around activities such as spiritual retreats, or all-inclusive spa packages to help relax the mind and body.

Transformational Journeys

This has always been a popular type of trip, usually with young, solo travelers. But its focus is on pushing yourself to the limit and understanding what you are truly capable of. They help to bring purpose and meaning to one’s life and offer a new perspective on the world.

Slow Travel

Although the name may sound off-putting to some, the concept is helping to reinvent the way we travel through new spaces. Slow travel is about picking one spot and giving yourself time to explore it thoroughly, rather than jumping from location to location. Basing yourself in one place allows you to learn more about the culture and live like a local instead of a tourist who only gets a surface-level view of things.

Foodie Holidays

Amateur and professionals in gastronomy are letting their taste buds lead them in holidays centered around local cuisines. It doesn’t matter where on the globe you go, there are new tastes and flavors to try, and local chefs to guide you through the delicious foods of the region.

Eco-Friendly Travel

Eco-friendly tourism is becoming more and more popular, so it’s relatively easy to base any holiday around this concept. People are attempting to reduce the environmental impact of their holiday as much as possible and opting for companies and suppliers that share the same ethos. From cleaner travel to staying in accommodation that reduces their plastic use as much as possible, there are so many positive choices that can be made.

Northern Lights Holidays

The Northern Lights are a well-known natural phenomenon, but their popularity with tourists has recently started to grow. Attempting to see the lights often requires traveling to quiet locations with no light pollution and getting there is an experience in itself. There are so many beautiful locations that are known for their opportunities to see the Northern Lights, that you can easily pick your favorite.

Solo Experiences

The tourism industry has never been bigger or safer, and this is leading to more and more people choosing to travel alone. This is a great way to meet new people from all over the globe, and it means that you never have to compromise about your holiday - you can go wherever you want, whenever you want, and there is nobody else to please.

Adventure Travel

When most people think of holidays, they imagine relaxing somewhere lovely, but for many, this is far from the truth. Adventure holidays are packed full of action and excitement, designed to get the adrenaline pumping. No matter where you go in the world, there are going to be exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity, you need to seize them.

Do you have a defined travel style or a purpose for travel? If you do, this will help you to experience destinations differently. You will be able to find things that you couldn't find any other way and focus on what you love the most. If you don't, bear in mind that having a defined style or purpose for travel will help you focus on things that would change your life. You will rediscover a destination to reconnect with your inner self, interests, and desires to participate in something more significant for you and those around you.

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