If you caught the travel bug years ago and are looking for a bit of travel inspiration to feed your wanderlust, continue reading to discover a few travel trends which are on the rise and are well worth trying for yourself.
Travel trends which are on the rise:
In the past few years, both eco-resorts and luxurious eco-lodges have skyrocketed in popularity as society, in general, has become more eco-focused and more individuals are looking for a way to explore the world without having a negative impact on the environment.
Eco-resorts and eco-lodges are also popular as they are often located off the beaten tourist track in beautiful, remote, un-spoilt destinations. As an example, there are eco-resorts which are located in Australia’s rainforests and which offer stunning on-site facilities such as infinity pools and world-class restaurants which feature local ingredients.
As another example, eco-resorts and luxurious eco-lodges are also popular in South Africa and are located in some of the country’s most prestigious national parks.
So if you want to minimize your impact on the environment and are keen to explore wild, remote destinations, it’s well worth booking your first stay at a world-class eco-resort.
2. Renting apartments instead of booking accommodation in a hotel
Another trend which has quickly escalated is the trend of staying in private apartments rather than in a hotel or apartment. Booking a fully furnished apartment in a centrally located area is a great idea if you value your privacy and would prefer to stay in a property which feels like a home away from home, rather than a sterile hotel room.
No matter whether you dream of exploring the bright lights of Tokyo or Paris’ historical sights, you shouldn’t have any trouble booking the apartment of your dreams.
As an added selling point, you’ll be able to select an apartment with confidence as each time you view a listing of an apartment, you’ll be able to read unbiased reviews from travelers who have already stayed at the apartment which you’re interested in booking. Sometimes travelers will also leave handy travel info such as the name of a nearby eatery which they loved in their reviews which you might find handy.
3. Adventure tourism
Adventure tourism has also experienced a surge in popularity. Especially as more individuals are becoming mindful about health and fitness and prefer adventure packed vacations over sedentary vacations.
If you’re reasonably fit and active, you may be interested in fitting adventurous activities into your travel itinerary. Some examples of fun, active activities which may interest you include stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, zip-lining, skiing, dog-sledding, rock climbing, and surfing.
Remember that at the end of the day, what you’ll really value at the end of your trips is the memories you made and the experiences which you were lucky enough to have, not all the souvenirs which you purchased and struggled to pack into luggage.
All three of the travel trends listed above, which have soared in popularity are well worth using as travel inspiration to feed your insatiable wanderlust!