Let’s face it – it’s trendy to be trendy in today’s world and your travel calendar is no different. However in the travel industry, being trendy means finding those destinations before the crowds arrive. Whether you are planning a staycation or your next bucket list trip it pays to stay ahead of the curve.
Here are the top trends we’re seeing for 2019…
In today’s, “experience economy”, millennials to baby boomers are shifting the way they spend their money from goods to experiences. Trekking Machu Picchu has been popular for decades but did you know you can now free dive with beluga whales in Manitobaas well as other unforgettable experiences like shark diving and big animal encounters? Now that's what I call an adventure!
When you think of vacation, you usually envision relaxing at the pool cabana overlooking the clear blue ocean. But as everyone is flocking to the warm weather this spring break we are suggesting you think twice and head to Finland! Get immersed into the world of Glass Igloos, Northern Lights, midnight sun and other miracles in this incredibly unique destination. #vacaymode
On the flip side, the world is full of people who visit places just to take the perfect selfie and return home even more stressed out than when they left for holiday. We are seeing personal wellbeing & digital detox travel play an increasing role in travel plans in 2019. From yoga and meditation retreats to wellness resorts serving up fresh and healthy fare, doesn’t turning your phone off for a few days kind of sound like a dream? #signmeup
Middle East Travel
With direct flights from the US to major hubs such as Dubai and Oman, it can be affordable and easy to get to! The United Arab Emirates and its world famous capital city of Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa as well as world class shopping and wealth of 5 star accommodations. Oman is next on our list,boasting immense natural beauty, possibly at its best in the Wahiba Sands. Finally, Morocco which although not technically in the Middle East, does border the nearby Atlantic Ocean in Northern Africa. Morocco is a fascinating place, a real ancient meeting point of cultures and continents. Also, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just visited so you know it’s glamorous!
Sustainability is important to all of us today, from recycling to plant based eating plans so it’s no surprise that sustainable travel is gaining popularity. If you haven’t heard of this term yet, sustainable travel means finding a way that tourism can be maintained long-term without harming natural and cultural environments. There is no bigger bucket list trip for sustainable travel than an Eco-African Safari! Not only does this form of travel put you in touch with some of the rarest and most spectacular nature the world has to offer, but it can also spur action. Seeing endangered species and protected habitats up close is the best motivation to do your part to keep these animals thriving. Additionally, going on safari tours and game treks helps to support a responsible tourism industry that in turn helps to keep the parks and reserves viable. Reconnect with the value of nature and save our planet!