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The Ultimate Travel Trends For 2022

Discover the ultimate travel trends for 2022 and start planning your dream vacation.

2021 was a year of great uncertainty, challenges, and changes. COVID 19 is still having a great impact on our lives, new variants keep appearing and there doesn’t seem to be an end to this. Ever since the pandemic started our lives have completely changed, little by little we have realized and come to terms with the fact that life will not go back to being the way it was for many years. People are tired of being locked up and they’re trying to rebuild the normality we had before. Tourism, one of the most affected industries during the pandemic is slowly recovering and people are starting to travel again. Nevertheless, the concept of traveling has completely changed. It may be considered a great challenge for many to travel nowadays, that’s why we have decided to provide you with a guide on travel trends for next year. So if you’re a travel junkie, keep on reading so you know the latest updates on the traveling industry and what’s predicted to happen over the next year. 

Tierra Atacama - Chile

Avoiding Crowds

The Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute recently published an article about sustainability and mentioned that the pandemic has influenced travel patterns and habits regarding psychological and economic factors. “Psychological factors, primarily the fear of contamination, impact travelers’ willingness to travel and the conditions and preferences for vacation destinations. At least in the medium term, people will avoid traveling in large groups and being in crowded places. Hygiene and health conditions in the host destination can represent essential factors in travel decisions”. Big hotels and resorts are not what people are looking for anymore when traveling. They are looking for privacy and to feel safe in the destination they go to, that’s why small hotels or Airbnb are growing trends and what people will look for in the near future. 

Ljs Ratxó - Spain

Sustainable Travel 

Eco-friendly travel has been around for decades, but as consumers’ interest in sustainability has grown in the past few years so has green tourism. Today’s tourists prefer destinations that take initiatives to protect and preserve the environment. Global warming and COVID-19 have become key factors in people being more eco-conscious. In the past years, people have become more aware and have witnessed our planet changing and how fragile our environment is, and the critical impact each of us has on it. Travelers are choosing eco-friendly alternatives that will help them reduce their carbon footprint. They believe in traveling in a more responsible and moral way.

Santa Barbara - Portugal

Luxury Travel 

After a year of being locked up, what people want the most is to travel again, and not just that, they want to pamper themselves and travel with style. According to Travel Pulse people want to really make the most out of their vacation experience. “Approximately 40 percent of U.S. travelers are more eager to spend more money to enjoy the vacations they do take. Another 27 percent are willing to spend more time in their destinations in order to make the most out of their vacations. About 15 percent will opt to take more luxurious experiences, while 16 percent will upgrade either their flights or their rooms. A larger 32 percent of American travelers will choose to visit their bucket-list destination in 2022.”

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Nayara Tented Camp - Costa Rica

Wellness & Mindfulness

Travelers want to step out of their comfort zone and experience things they’ve never done before. The current traveler considers their wellbeing very important. They look for places where they can disconnect and relax from the hectic pace of daily life. Having that in mind, that is why spas and retreats are trendy right now. People want to complement their vacation experience with something that will increase their health, whether it’s a massage session or a yoga class, these types of activities are very important for travelers nowadays.

Vomo Island - Fiji

Whether travelers will stay closer to home or go to an unknown destination, it’s clear that 2022 is considered a year of great opportunity for the traveling industry.  So don’t wait any longer, pack your bags, book that flight and discover the world that awaits you.

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