While 2020 has seen dramatic shifts in the way we live, work and travel, our desire to see the world remains strong, with travellers continuing to find unique ways to safely explore near and far.
As we approach 2021, Booking.com is looking ahead to see what’s in store for travel in the coming year, and beyond.
These predictions are based on their own research from over 20,000 travellers across 28 countries, coupled with insights from Booking.com data – bringing you nine key trends that will shape the future of travel.
1, Spontechnaity: how tech will drive travel
Travellers are using technology to regain confidence and also to help them travel safely.
2. Bye bye 9 to 5: work it wherever you want
With remote work becoming a long-term reality, we can soon set up an office anywhere.
3. Vital value: maximising travel for less
Travellers will prioritise value for money, booking transparency and flexibility.
4. Impact awakening: the rise of responsible travel
Global travellers are starting looking for more sustainable ways to travel.
5. Search escapism: seeking travel inspiration
Consuming travel content is expected to rise further in 2021.
6. Safety cleans up
Travellers are expecting new health and safety measures to avoid catching Coronavirus.
7. Simple pleasures: going back to the essential
Travellers are ready to embrace a new, pared back way of experiencing the world.
8. Familiarists not tourists: travel like a local
Local travel will continue to be a popular choice amongst travellers.
9. Wandermust: our love of travel lives on
Our desire to explore the world has not been dampened.
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