2020 Travel Trends According To The Experts
As we get ready to head into a new decade, we wanted to look at the 2020 travel trends that will shape the way we all vacation and shape the industry as a whole. The world is an uncertain place at the moment with political factors, global warming concerns and a huge technological shift happening all at once. One thing that won’t change however, is that people will still want to travel. They are doing so in record numbers, with huge new emerging markets shaking up the industry. So what will the main 2020 travel trends be? We decided to delve a little deeper and pick out the seven most important shifts happening.
Top Travel Trends in 2020
As we’ve seen in recent months, millions of people have been inspired by Greta Thunberg to start taking action on climate change. The environment (and protecting it!) has moved from a fringe issue for many to become one of the most important factors in planning a trip. Although we are only at the very start of this shift, it is being led by a younger generation who will shape travel in the future. Travel (planes, trains and automobiles etc) makes a huge part of global CO2 emissions so expect future generations to stay closer to home and demand more eco-friendly options from their vacation providers. Book your vacation villa in Cyprus near nature, culture and people and experience first hand traditional Cypriot life.
2. Cash Free Travel
It wasn’t that long ago that we traveled with wads of cash, travellers cheques or exchanged cash at crazy rates. While that is still the case in some countries, the landscape is changing rapidly. Gone are the days when taxi drivers can rip you off with the wrong change, as in comes a whole new range of cashless solutions. We are starting to reach the stage where you might not even have to have any local currency whatsoever on a trip abroad. Services like Revolut allow you to change currencies within the app and use virtual cards to book services. Many hotels, restaurants and services can be used cash free by simply tapping your card – or phone. A move away from cash can only be a good thing for travelling and security.
3. Remote Working
Not so much of a trend for the one-off vacation, although you will still find people checking their emails on the beach or on their private villa in Cyprus. This is more of a lifestyle change where the introduction of new technology like 5g, video conferencing and Slack allows a new workforce to work wherever they want in the world. Far more important than any technology, is the fact that companies and bosses are now open to the idea in terms of attracting and retaining talent.
4. Travel That is Transformative
With the world in a state of political turmoil, many people want to feel as if they are making a difference even when they vacation. It feels good to help other people and that is a 2020 travel trend that is going to take off in a big way. The transformative element might not just be about helping others, but also helping oneself. This could be by taking a small career break or by choosing destinations that are away from the touristy norm. We see this in community work trips.
5. Personalisation Through Data
Everybody – from hotels, airlines and ride sharing companies to Google – knows more about you than ever before. To many this is a creepy invasion of privacy, but the net effect means a much more fluid and enjoyable travel experience. Apps like Tripit will help you plan every step of your travel experience while Google, Facebook and others are using AI to adapt to where you are, where you are going and what you want to do. Arriving in new places used to mean reading guide books, asking friends and taking a lot of chances. Because of data and the advances in AI, our travel experiences will become much more personalised in 2020.
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