06 Apr Top Travel Trends to Look Out for in 2020
The tourism industry has greatly changed in the past decade, and in 2020, more changes are expected to come. Let’s take a look at some of the top travel trends.
Eco-Friendly Traveling and Hotels
One of the most predicted travel trends of 2020 is eco-friendly or eco-conscious tourism. Because of the growing issues related to climate change, more people have become more aware of environmental problems. As a result, many are starting to make greener choices, especially when it comes to travel.
More and more travelers are looking for sustainable accommodation options that limit the use of plastic and use the natural resources of their region to minimize emissions caused by transport.
With the hustle and bustle of today’s world, it is normal that some people will want to change from a fast-paced rhythm to a slower one. When travelers usually go to a destination, they have many plans, places, and a long list of things they want to do. Because of this, many of them have to stick to a full schedule of sightseeing or activities that feels very rushed.
But, with slow travel, you can spend more time and focus on one particular destination, as well as enjoy, at your own leisurely pace, the culture and unique experiences that area has to offer.
As genetic testing services like 23andMe have become more available in the past few years, this fueled one of the newest travel trends this year, namely heritage tourism. These types of journeys involve tracing your ancestors and going to the regions they came from. In a survey held by Airbnb, they discovered that more than 8,000 individuals from different countries like to travel to the places of their ancestors as they “see it as an important emotional consideration when planning travel.”
Undertourism is a new way of traveling, as more people are focusing on visiting less popular cities.
Travelers steer away from internationally popular regions so they can avoid overcrowding and higher prices, as well as discover unique locations. Regions that were previously untouched have benefited from this trend, as not only tourists are getting an authentic experience, but many impoverished places are seeing an influx of capital from visitors.
According to Booking.com, 54% of global travelers want to contribute to the reduction of over-tourism, and 51% have expressed their desire to change a location with a less popular but similar alternative.
The number of people who have decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle has been steadily increased over the past few years. Many want to reduce animal cruelty, greenhouse gases, and other environmental issues through their lifestyle choices. However, the number of vegans has been on a steady incline these years, and as a result, there has been a demand for hotels and restaurants to cater to their needs.
These have been some of the travel trends which you will most likely hear about in 2020, and we hope that our list will inspire you to experience some of them.