When you think of trendy industries, your thoughts likely first turn toward the world of fashion. What’s hot one month may be totally out the next. And sometimes what was once thought passé can come back to the fore almost unexpectedly. But, fashion isn’t the only industry that’s subject to the quick transformations brought about by trends… So too is the travel industry!
In the past year alone, the world of travel has evolved significantly, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down in the year to come. In fact, there are some big trends for 2018 that travelers, travel agents and destinations around the world are bracing for.
What are they? Well, that’s what we’re going to be exploring below. On this list, we’ve pulled together what we believe will be the 20 biggest trends to mark the evolution of the travel industry in 2018. Some of these trends have already started to emerge, while some are just around the corner.
Whatever the case may be, being knowledgeable about these trends can help you to do two things. First, you’ll understand what you’re encountering the next time you head out on vacation. Second, these trends can help you to plan a trip that will meet or exceed your own expectations in the year to come. With that in mind, let’s take a look…
1. Sustainable Tourism
With the world getting more crowded by the day, vacationing in a sustainable manner is becoming more important.
2. Train Trips
The nostalgia of rail lines is giving way to an emerging industry of train-based tourism. You might be surprised by how cool these trips can be!
3. Extreme Vacations
Travelers are becoming thrill seekers, and as such the tourism industry is catching up, offering all manner of extreme vacation experiences.
4. Big Showers
People just don’t take baths as often as they once did, which is why more and more hotels around the world are installing big, high-tech showers.
5. Leaving Your Comfort Zone
More and more, people are thinking of travel as a means of opening their eyes, which is why they’re traveling to more exotic places wherein they can immerse themselves in an unfamiliar culture.