6 Modern Travel Trends That May Happen In 2019
There will be a lot of new travel trends this coming 2019. With the constant change of the travelers' likes and wants, the travel industry is continuously revolving. So with the rise of the travel business, here are the six predictions that will shape the travel industry next year.
Long vacations are now out as quick vacations take the stage of the travelers' bucket list. Flightgiftcard and Hotelgift founder Loes Daniels said, via Forbes, that travelers now ditch "weeklong summer vacations" for brief but frequent vacations.
The rise of quick vacations means the opposite to the local economies. Although travelers stay for only a day or two in a different place, it brings more business. Staycation is one of the many examples of quick vacation.
Daniels added that travel business today is "increasingly driven" by the place's Instagram-ability. In the UK company Schofields' survey, over 40 percent of participants under 33-years-old said one of the most important factors in choosing a place to visit is its "Instagrammability."
So, travelers can expect the rise of Instagram-worthy places in 2019. There will be more art-driven holiday destinations inspired by social media tourism.
Planned vacations are also not a thing today. There will be more spontaneous travelers in 2019 as younger generations opt to be more adventurous.
There will be a rise in last-minute booking trips, and the trend will continuously grow. Young travelers will surely practice their "just go attitude" next year.
Off-Peak Season Vacation
According to AOL Finance, the rise of "cheap international flights" in the U.S. has resulted in the growth of off-peak season traveling. At a time when the demand is less, there are a lot of affordable one-way flights emerging.
With this new trend, travelers can visit the place they want in a budget-friendly price. The off-peak season also means that bookings are available and there will be fewer people.
Although food tourism has been in the trend this year, it will be on a new level in 2019. Travelers want to experience new food fusions that reflect the places' modern culture.
Travelers always want to try something different, including a new taste of food. As different countries have different cuisines and cultures, there will always be something new to try.
There is a high expectation when it comes to wellness tourism in the coming years. The Global Wellness Institute foresees it will grow "twice as fast as general tourism." It may even reach $919 billion in 2022, a dramatic rise from $639 billion in 2017.
Fitness-centric resorts, hotels with spas, and natural immersion getaways, among others, will be in demand. These things that come with different experiences will make the travelers feel rejuvenated that may lead to a better lifestyle.