With 2019 gearing up to be a booming year in the travel industry, we’ve come up with a list of the biggest and hottest travel trends for the new year. Get ready to fulfill all of your wanderlust dreams!
The micro trip
This upcoming year, over half of travellers plan to take more short trips and weekend get aways. This trend will most likely take off in 2019. Thanks to cheap flights, on-demand car rentals and accommodations. The travel industry predicts that micro trips will become increasingly more popular, which means big business for local economies.
Let’s face it – we live in a world where technology is changing the way we do things (thanks Siri!) Virtual reality and speech recognition are just some of the innovations that are being used in our everyday lives. That’s why travellers are extremely grateful for having one single app for all their planning, booking and travel needs.
Trips with a purpose
It’s a fact: 56 percent of global travellers have said that travelling has taught them invaluable life skills. Learning something new while travelling is a plus, whether that includes volunteering or living in a foreign country for a few months while adapting to the lifestyle. Trips with a purpose will become a thing in 2019, with more and more people taking part in cultural exchanges and working abroad.
Road trips are going electric! The electric vehicle will soon become a mainstream choice, with charging stations popping up in the most unlikely places. Whether you’re considering buying an electric car or renting one, be sure that your next road trip will be not only better for the environment, but also the perfect adventure for someone who loves a challenge.
There are so many advantages when it comes to travelling in the cooler months (especially for us Canadians!). Not only are flights and hotels cheaper, but there are also fewer tourists! More and more people are travelling during the off-season, and they get a different experience in destinations that are typically visited during the summer months. While Europe is generally a summer destination, travelling in winter offers some interesting opportunities you may not have considered (winter sports, cultural events, etc.).
Authentic food experiences
Calling all foodies! With the rise of celebrity chefs and the Food Network’s many cooking shows (Iron Chef is my personal fave!), many are visiting different places solely for the food. Southeast Asia and western Europe have always been popular foodie destinations; however travellers are heading elsewhere to find something unique. Peruvian cuisine has been on the rise in recent years, and surprisingly enough, Tel Aviv offers flavourful cuisine, making dining out a lively, energetic experience.