With the beginning of the new decade, the travel industry is changing at a rate faster than you can imagine. Thanks to us, the millennials, and our travel patterns, 2020 is about to witness completely new travel trends. The rise in the interest in exploring new places, the availability of cheaper and direct flights and our ability to travel more frequently has changed the way we used to travel before.
Imagine, a vacation that once meant following a fixed travel itinerary and checking off places from the list now has an altogether new definition today! Terms like bleisure, micro trips, customized travel, mono destinations have become the current travel lingo and these are the new travel trends of 2020. If you are curious to know what these travel trends are and how they can change your travel outlook in the coming years, let’s sit back and ponder on them.
Technology – The Driving Force
If we are able to customize our travel, avoid the peak season to explore the place better and find budget hotels that guarantee a great experience, hands down it’s because of technology. Smartphones, various travel apps/websites and social media have made travelling to a well-known or an offbeat place easier than you can think of. All you need to do is gather information about places to visit, flights, stays and tourist attractions and you are all set for your vacation.
Travel Trends in 2020
No points for guessing, bleisure travel is a fancy term that clubs both business and travel. With more and more youngsters taking up high-end jobs involving lots of travel, bleisure travel is the new in-thing in a millennial’s life. And a new travel trend, too!
If there’s one thing that we’ve got better at, it’s micro trips or mini getaways, and the more the merrier. Got a Friday off? Plan a micro trip to any nearby place and escape from the city’s chaos. And the best vacays are long-weekend getaways! Instead of planning a week-long vacation with the same, redundant travel itinerary, youngsters love squeezing in micro trips in their busy schedules to take a quick break, rejuvenate and get back to work with vigour.
Single Destination Vacations
Ever thought of visiting just one place and enjoying everything – from tourist attractions, local cuisine to shopping – all at one place? That’s now a new travel trend of this decade! Millennials love to choose one destination that offers the best of everything and explore it thoroughly, instead of hopping between multiple destinations and spend only a few hours in each. Exploring a new place at a slow pace gives you a new perspective and better memories of the destination.
For the love of personalizing our travels, we’ve unconsciously started an all-new travel trend – customized travel. Don’t want to be a part of all-in-one tour packages offered by travel agents, customize your trip as per your likes! With smartphones, AI, voice-based assistance and Google Maps, travelling anywhere on your own is possible. Customized travel helps you enjoy a destination completely, without a rush.
So, that’s the list of travel trends that are going to reign this decade. As someone who loves to backpack solo or travel with friends/partner, we believe you’d be able to relate with this post better. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!