Top Travel Trends

The last two years have greatly impacted how we live, work, and travel. With restrictions around the globe easing, and travel making a BIG comeback, let’s take a look at a few of the top travel trends for 2023 and beyond!

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Epic Trips

Revenge travel has never been hotter, and big bucket-list trips are taking travelers (and travel advisors) by storm. With all of the time spent at home, in lockdown, teaching your kids through remote schooling, and saving money that would ordinarily be spent on vacations– travelers are ready to go all out on their next escape.

Active travelers are planning treks across the Serengeti or looking to scale Machu Pichu. Luxury lovers are considering pampered stays at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, or yachting across the Med, and honeymooners are dreaming about not just one, but two or more honeymoon destinations – all rolled into a loved-up mega getaway!

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Workcations

More employees are taking their laptops on the road and blurring the lines between work and play. Whether it’s a weeklong escape to a cabin or a month-long tropical getaway, as long as there’s a WiFi connection – workcations can be made possible.

While gracing the 2022 travel trends list, workcations are not new. Digital nomads have been plugging away on their laptops for years in the jungles of Costa Rica, the beaches of Mexico, and at cafes in Paris. Now it’s just an option for an increasing number of remote workers.

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Staycations

Something else that we’ve all done a lot lately is staying home. While there’s great comfort in your own space, there’s also something to be said for soft high-thread-count sheets, room service, and uninterrupted quiet time.

For individuals who are unable to travel, staycations can provide the perfect antidote. Local spa visits and hotel stays. Discovering nearby attractions. Travelers don’t need to venture far to relax, unwind, or explore somewhere new.

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Niche Travel

Travel is deeply personal, and for many, their trip is built around a specific theme or desire to learn.

Growing with popular demand is voluntourism (combining your holiday with giving back). Culinary tourism (with a focus on regional cuisine, chefs, and cooking classes). Agro Tourism (visiting working farms or ranches), polar tourism, and even getting in line for space exploration.

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Taking a ‘mini-moon’ before your wedding

There is a new trend emerging, as more couples are opting for a pre-wedding vacation before their wedding day to reconnect, relax and alleviate the stress that goes along with planning a wedding. It’s no surprise that the task of wedding planning can take a toll on  romance and strain a relationship. Nights and weekends that were spent enjoying time together, are now filled with appointments and decisions that need to be made.

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A ‘mini-moon’ is a chance to enjoy some rare time alone together before the big day. It is a chance to escape from the stress and any drama that comes with planning a wedding. Taking a mini-vacation is a chance to celebrate your engagement, and also get excited about the wedding. Traveling before the wedding instead of after, may help you save some money if your wedding is taking place during peak travel seasons.

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It could be something simple like a long weekend getaway closer to home, or a few days at the beach. Sip some wine, enjoy a couples massage, and return renewed to take on all the tasks ahead of you. For mini-moon inspiration, read this post on Caribbean destinations.

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Trending Travel Destinations For Millennials in 2018

Some of the trending travel destinations for millennials in 2018 are Australia, New Zealand, and Italy just to name a few. The experiences that appeal to millennials include mountain journeys, sailing trips, multi island visits, music festivals and food related trips.

trending travel destinations for millennials 2018

The U.K., Thailand, and Costa Rica round out the list of preferred destinations. Alternate travel experiences that are also rising in popularity include adventure travel, safaris, and eco-travel.

trending travel destination for millennials 2018

Are you looking for a travel experience that is focused on a specific activity? Specific travel experiences and destinations off the beaten path are not ones you plan by yourself online. Find a travel agent who specializes in these types of experiences and the destination that you want.

A good travel specialist will make your adventure more than you ever hoped for