Travel Trend Forecast: Top Travel Trends in 2023 (and beyond!)
For some of us, the last few years have significantly impacted our lives, work, and travel. With restrictions around the globe effectively gone and travel making a BIG comeback, let's look at a few major trends we'll be seeing in 2023/24 and beyond!
Revenge travel has never been hotter; significant, bucket-list trips take travelers (and travel advisors) by storm. With all the time spent at home, in lockdown, teaching your kids through remote schooling, or simply saving money that would ordinarily be spent on holidays – 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. Honeymooners are dreaming about not just one but two or more honeymoon destinations – all rolled into a loved-up mega getaway!
With remote work on the rise, more employees are taking their laptops on the road, 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 2023 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.
Something else that we've all done a lot of these last few years is staying home. And 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.
Staycations can provide the perfect antidote for individuals unable to travel, given the current pandemic. From local spa visits and hotel stays to discovering nearby attractions, travelers don't need to venture far to relax, unwind, or explore somewhere new.
Travel is deeply personal; 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 tourism.
After spending considerable time at home with your four-legged family members, you may not want to part with them on your next vacation.
It's no secret that our pets are valued family members, and the travel industry is recognizing it. Hotels go far beyond welcoming your furry companion with the requisite dog bed and bowl. Think canine-specific room-service menus, pet-friendly restaurant spaces, in-room massage, and reiki (for your dog, not you!).
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