Today’s fast-paced world is full of quickly changing trends evolving in every field of life. Though these changes are visible over some years, a lot of them can change even in a year. The same goes for frequent travellers, they may not notice huge changes in 2020, yet some things are entirely different than those in 2018. Since change is inevitable, they are embraced by frequent travellers. Some of these changes are circumstantial while others are pushed by industries, causes, and past experiences of own or other explorers.
However, all these changes reflect a better understanding of our current environment and an effort to entertain one’s self without causing harm to nature and surroundings. Every year we hear about the oceans getting polluted with plastic, tourists littering beautiful sceneries, and other such heartbreaking stories. These new travel trends show evolving behaviours for the better world.
Let us review the top travel and tourism trends in the year 2020:
1. Everything is getting personal
Who does not like to receive customs services! Modern day world excels in providing customised products to every single living person, and that includes the best time of your life that is a vacation. Though there are people who are more focused at the scene they are exploring, large amounts of travellers want their experience to be amazingly memorable, and that can happen only if everything is exactly the way you wanted it. To their delight, most industries now offer customised packages from air ticketing to accommodation and food leaving nothing to chance or circumstance.
Also, travel is the ultimate vacation everyone looks forward to, and customised vacation is like a dream come true for anyone. This is why some airlines have come up with personalised deals at affordable prices to meet the expectations of their customers. From online booking to travel routes, personalised assistance and accommodation can turn anybody’s ordinary getaway to an extraordinary experience.
Apart from airline services, most brands have introduced custom deals for travellers. For example, famous brands that provide homecare products have come up with their own accommodation providing exclusive customised hotel services making everyone enjoy the tailored lodging they dreamt of. The trend has taken the head, and now customers are provided customised lodging services in USA, UK, Japan, and many Middle Eastern countries where you can reside the trial version of your home, kitchen, lawn, and other home accessories before you can buy them.
2. Always on the go
The year 2020 will witness more freedom than the last year in all possible fields of life. People have realised the mortality and thus want to explore and enjoy more within a short p of life. One such culture is also called nomadism, which encourages people to voyage as much as was never possible. This continual exploration is also made possible by the freelance job opportunities and homeschooling practices that have increased in past years. Families have appreciated the freedom it provides so that they can easily move whenever they want instead of waiting for the end of the semester when the tickets reach their highest high. This trend will grow in the coming years as it fastens one’s relationship with nature and enables them to take care and give back to the world s much as we have taken from it.
Also, this unique movement has been encouraged by rentals that offer home and villas at affordable prices. Families can now discover new cultures, traditions, oceans, and lands while living in affordable or luxury houses without having to worry about jobs and missed classes. Though some of the houses that are being offered are expensive but with the growing popularity more affordable villas will likely be in the market soon.
3. Eco-friendly travel
People have lost sleep over plastic pollution. Every day we read articles of how one straw, bottle cap, or polythene bag ruined precious sea life so now travellers are making sure that they travel creating no or minimum possible litter. Tourists in 2020 are choosing destinations that have been destroyed by litter so they could help clean the ocean while scuba diving or swimming. Most explorers, even when they are not on ocean saving mission, tend to stay as eco-friendly as travelling allows them. That includes studying not only the area but also the environment. This year ladies and men are carrying eco-friendly bags to not only carry their stuff but also to contain their litter so they can dispose of a recycling bin. This amazing trend not only helps preserve nature but also teaches us about how to act responsibly while even on vacation.
4. People-friendly travel
The modern travellers have not only advanced in terms of equipment but also terms of knowledge and awareness. Recent vacationers make sure that they do not offend the native people in any possible way. The internet has enabled voyagers to explore the area and inhabitants before they make the journey so that their visit is pleasant to both parties. This trend also allows explorers to not only discover many new things but also learn them by adopting some of them. The practice gives rise to acceptance from both sides encouraging more welcoming and embracing environment around the world. The prior study of the destination enables tourists to be friendlier and avoid negative expression even if encountered by something that is completely unacceptable in their culture. Such a trend also appreciates solo travellers especially women who feel safe and welcomed by the people around them. Due to this trend, many young vacationers feel confident to travel at destinations with contradictory customs so that they can learn about new things that add to their adventure lists.
5. Technology is vital
This latest trend has eased things up for most travellers as they can now go wherever they want to despite any barriers. A few years back tourists avoided going to places that had difficult languages and tricky routes. Now mobile apps, robots, and devices have enabled anyone communicating in any language so now you do not have to worry about getting lost because a native said something you misunderstood. Some apps can translate as the person is speaking, so you do not have to wait for a response, you can bother them with another question just as they are done answering your first one.
Moreover, some robots are attending guests in hotels guiding them about their luggage; some of them even show expressions of gratitude and concern depending on the situation. Also, you do not have to worry about forgetting your room key as keyless access to the room has been made possible due to cutting edge technology. So even if it is luggage tracking, place finding, or tailored tips on your route you can get all in your own language by these apps and robots.
6. Best kind of learning
Modern generation highly questions university degrees when everything you need to know is out there in nature. 2020 and onward most travellers will be visiting places where they can learn skills that will not only enrich their knowledge but will also enable them to earn their bread. This trend has been encouraged by several countries that appreciate young people to visit their respective countries and learn their cultural skills through volunteering camps and trips.