It gets tough to find a suitable example when you want to compare the expansion of the travel industry on a global scale to a similar phenomenon.
Ten years ago, some of the hottest travel trends that we have today didn’t even exist, and even the best tourism experts can’t predict what will be trendy in five years, let alone ten.
Today we have taken a dive into the industry to see what is moving among the travel trends for the year we have ahead. In this article, you can read about seven emerging trends in the tourism industry.
This tourism trend might raise some eyebrows, but more and more people are aware of its value. The thing is that most people associate “dental tourism” with just the need to fix some teeth, but that is only half of the story.
Dental tourism is an emerging tourism trend that combines both affordable and professional dental care with an exploration of a country that you rarely expect to visit. For instance, it has become very trendy for tourists from the western part of Europe to travel to some easterner countries and get the same level of dental care for half of the price.
Getting the smile that you always wanted and visiting the country that you dreamed seems to many like a week well spent. On the other hand, credited dental offices like Beaconsfield dental practice attract travelers from all around the world to enjoy the new smile and majestic London.
Examples are many, and more and more famous cities of the world are aiming at establishing a prominent dental tourism sector.
Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Tourism
This once can’t really be categorized as an emerging trend. Still, judging from the perspective of how popular this type of tourism was always for the last two decades, we can only conclude that it will be more and more popular as tourists discover new places.
The trendiest bachelor parties are still in the most famous cities in Europe and North America. However, some cities that you might have not even heard of are starting to become a sensation.
Take, for example, bachelor events in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. Again as it was the case with dental tourism, this eastern European destination offers prices twice as low with accommodation and leisure that is just as good as the one you find at home.
Sometimes it is even better, for half of the price and doubles the culture shocks that will eventually blow you away no matter which party destination you choose.
Organic and Sustainable Tourism
Famous tourist pearls drown in the sea, glaciers melt, and wild animals suffer by curious tourists. The concern for the cynical tourism industry and a feverish globe is frightening, and more and more people are looking around for “kinder” travel experiences. In particular, this trend is increasing in young, newly graduated travelers.
At the end of 2019, we can see that more and more tourists say they want to choose eco-friendly alternatives on their travels. Some drag it a little further; ecotourists. This tourist group is looking for a travel experience that can be combined with giving something back to the local community you travel to.
These activities can be about specific environmental projects in the local area and provide an actual benefit for the destination. Here it is about experiences that give the traveler new knowledge, and maybe some extra inside information about the environment and nature, and how to protect the destination for the future.
It’s essential that the whole holiday experience follows environmentally friendly and sustainable guidelines, with credible certification and vast openness.
The Hunt for the Undiscovered – Ethno Tourism
Travelers have become more curious about how the locals live, what they do, and what they eat. The growing popularity of private rental services says a little about this trend. Be flexible and put the local dishes on the menu.
Don’t let Airbnb steal your hotel guests and show that you can offer guests something extra. The closer the traveler gets to the real and authentic destination, the more comprehensive the travel experience becomes.
Many have traveled extensively and want to get even more out of their holidays – for their own part. In search of a better lifestyle and contact with their better self, more and more people want to spice up their holiday.
It can be training holidays or good spa experiences, or simply healthy experiences in nature. Renewal, revitalization, and the opportunity to bring some new and useful habits in your luggage back home.
People who enjoy this kind of tourism the most are particularly concerned about health and sustainability. So here it is extra important to think carefully through what should be on the menu.
Combine Business Travel with Vacation
The trend with ‘bleisure’ (business + leisure) is growing. It can be business travelers who want a touch of experience on their journey or families with children who combine their parents’ business trips with their holiday.
The boundary between business travel and holiday trip is being erased. Anyone traveling under the auspices of their job needs some predictability of meals and circadian rhythm, but also wants to enjoy themselves. Here it is the locally made and homemade details that make the hotel experience special.
The world of virtual networks should not be underestimated. The social media is with the tourists wherever they go and can provide a unique advertising value for the entire tourism industry if used wisely. Did you know that holiday destinations have now appeared that offer professional photographer hires for private photoshoots?
The tourist is allowed to raise the quality of his Insta pictures a few notches, and at the same time, it’s excellent and easy marketing for the destination. Does the hotel want to profile its restaurant, then maybe the chef can contribute props? – Or is the evening atmosphere at the hotel bar particularly magical? Can this be a win-win for all parties?
From the desires of eco-oriented minds to the wishes of social media enthusiasts, the travel industry is always finding a way to satisfy everyone.
In the following year, we will see more and more travel arrangements that are centered on unconventional desires and who knows what might be the trendiest tourism sector at the end of the following year.
All we hope is that the info represented above about these sectors gave you an insight into how the world of tourism is changing unexpectedly. And hopefully, give you an idea to enjoy some of it for your own good.