Planning a Trip? Here Are 2019's Top 7 Travel Trends
As 2019 is all set to kickstart in the most brilliant way, everyone is excited to know what adventures and good things the year has in store! The world of traveling has evolved immensely this year, and there's no sign of it slowing down in the coming year as well. More and more people are setting out for luxury holidays or budget trips, and there's no dearth of places to visit!
While destinations like Paris or Bangkok have always been on the top of the travelers' checklists, people are now more keen on checking out the not-much-explored places!
In case you are also working on your travel plans for 2019, I would like you to know about the travel trends we’re keeping an eye on for the next year.
While the growth of tourism has innumerable pros, it comes with certain cons as well. Often, travelers become reluctant while on the go and tend to cause damage to the environment by several means. With the world getting more crowded by the day, vacationing in a sustainable manner is becoming more important. The UN has marked 2017 as 'The Year of Sustainable Tourism' and this travel trend should be carried on in 2019 as well.
More and more millennials are becoming aware and stepping on the journey of becoming responsible travelers. You too, should choose the path on which you can make some meaningful contribution towards nature and society. Be aware and help others to be aware of the adversities that might be caused by their actions.
Go for a volunteering trip to a Third World Nation where people would be benefitted by your unconditional service. After all, the whole motive of sustainable tourism is to make this world unifies and a better place for all to live.
In case you are feeling a little worn out with your daily schedule and longing to take a break, then you'll be delighted to know that 'retreat holidays' is gonna be a top trend of 2019.
Most of the urbanites stuck in the monotonous corporate cubicle are seeking for a quick break and escaping to quaint places. You can head towards Bali and attend the yoga classes, or some Mediterranean coastal areas for relaxing mud bath sessions!
If you don't have that much time, head out of your city for a weekend getaway and relax at a spa of some cozy resort. Spend a couple of days amidst nature, soak in the sun, breathe in freshness and heal your mind & body.
Here's a big shoutout to all the foodies! Setting out on a journey just for the sake of food is gonna be a top travel trend in the coming year. It is rightly said that there is no better way to get to know a new place or a new culture than by eating the local foods!
Whether you are exploring the street food scene in Singapore to try the best Chilli Crab or hopping across cafes in Madrid for the delicious Paella or binging on Ceviche at a homestay in Cusco - you will not be able to stop from immersing yourself into the flavors and ingredients of that particular area.
No matter what your tastes and preferences are, in 2019, you must plan a culinary tour and explore the local hidden gems, fancy city classics, and even the farmers' markets of the place you're visiting!
There is a rising trend in ‘adventure travel’ and people are now seeking an extra-dose of adrenaline rush during their journeys.
In 2019, go for that biking trip with your gang that has been there on your bucket list since forever or maybe a solo trip to learn surfing! If you are visiting a place that has options for adventure activities like trekking, canoeing, zip lining, bungee jumping, scuba diving or anything that thrills you - go for it!
With so many options to choose from, there's no doubt why adventure tourism is gearing up with every passing day and becoming top travel trend.
While the concept of gap year for students has been in vogue, 2019 will see the trend of multi-generational travels. After all, if you need a break, don't your parents and grandparents deserve it too? While solo travelers and couples-on-the-go have their own definitions of budget traveling and exploring, the coming year will surely see some redefined ways of family vacationing.
From family volunteering tours to glamping at some exotic destination, people of different generations will have a lot of options to choose from, while planning their holidays. It'll be a great way to bond with each other and indulge in trying new things! Who knows, maybe after this your dad will fall in love with road trips and you might just get hooked to your grandmother's collection of music!
Machu Picchu in Peru, Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the Great Walls of China are the popular heritage sites which every traveler wishes to visit at least for once in a lifetime. But beyond these known names, have you ever wondered how many such heritage sites are there in the world?
Let me polish your general knowledge! - According to the UNESCO, there are a total of 1,073 World Heritage Sites, as of July 2017. Heritage tours have never been so prominent previously, but the recent trend shows that the footfall in the majority of the World Heritage Sites will increase at the rapid rate in the coming years. If you have been planning to visit a particular country, then do a little research and jot down the heritage sites which you can visit in the particular country.
Your journey will surely turn out to be an enriching experience.
The chance of spending a few days amidst the lush green forests and getting closer to the wildlife is indeed a tempting offer. Who would deny for such a vacation? As the National Parks all over the world are becoming more accessible by travelers, there's a steep rise in wildlife safaris, especially in the African countries. Whether you are a photographic enthusiast planning to try your hands at wildlife photography or just another observer, keen on seeing the animals closely - you must embark on your wildlife expedition in 2019.
Feel the thrill of spotting the lioness with her cubs in Serengeti, or go for the exciting Gorilla Trek in Uganda - there's nothing that'll make you regret. And if you think that it's just in Africa, then you are totally wrong my friend!
Get started with your travel plans for 2019 and explore the world. Have an adventurous year ahead and create the best memories ever!