Travel is an important part of our lives and no doubt you’ll be visiting new lands or revisiting favorites in 2019.
It has never been easier to get to your chosen destination and sample the world’s cultures. In this post, we explore exciting travel trends which you are likely to see as the year unfolds.
With climate change always being in the news it makes sense that you and your fellow travelers want to do their bit to help the planet. Green resorts are fairly common across the world and so you should not have to change your travel plans too much to find one. Some are a 100% green while others specialise in a certain area.
Find one that appeals to you.
The demand for more personalized and unique vacation experiences has become more in demand especially among millennials. Boutique tour operators are ahead of the curve here, creating itineraries that take you away from the tourist routes and provide a more immersive experience. This is expected to boom over the next 12 months.
The Caribbean set to Boom
After the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the islands of the Caribbean are more or less on their feet. The rebuilding efforts gave islands like Puerto Rica a chance to make their infrastructure more tourist friendly and they seized it with both hands.
This, combined with more direct flights being offered form Midwest towns in America and around the world have made the Caribbean a great destination for this year.
Sri Lanka, Bali, and Indonesia Continue to be Popular
Combining the beach and adventure have been a massive draw for decades. Sri Lanka, Bali, and Indonesia continue to be popular destinations for this reason. As well as this, of course, they have a culture all of their own which is worth the effort to explore. Other lesser-known islands are also likely to feature in 2019 giving you plenty of choice for a beach and adventure vacation.
Out with the Tourist Traps in with the Local Delights
Increasingly travelers are wanting to experience the ‘real’ country and not just experience the tourist side. Tour operators are now offering a more immersive experience and not relying on shows, rides, and organised tours.
Of course, there is still room for the more ambitious traveler to explore and grow without having the back-up of a tour operator.
Solo Traveler Treks on
Whether it is more people looking to find themselves or whether there is disagreement among friendship groups solo travel is up. The advantage of traveling solo is that you can decide where to go, what you want to do, and it is a great opportunity to meet new friends.
Sometimes a moment can be more profound when it is just you and the land.
Embrace the East
Japan is set to be hugely popular hosting the Rugby World Cup and the 2020’s Olympics. The country did an amazing job at hosting the Soccer World Cup in the ’90s and no doubt their expertise will make the country a hit this year.
Wherever you go in 2019, enjoy your travels.