The travel industry has seen exponential growth as the number of travellers increase. Planning a travel is just a few clicks away as booking airline tickets, restaurants and accommodation is very easy, resulting in many travel trends.
Below are the 5 travel trends in 2014 –
1. Rise in number of young travellers There is an increase in the number of travellers belonging to the age group of 18 to 30 years old, as youngsters begin to earn at an early age. They are more ethnically diverse groups than the other generations and are more interested in international travel. As the younger generation is more well-versed in smartphones and computers, finding accommodation and restaurants is just a click away. Young travellers mostly tend to travel in groups and are more likely to visit urban destinations than resorts. 2. Rise in the number of women travellers This is by far the biggest trend in the travel industry. There is a rise in number of women (both young and old) who travel (either alone or in groups). Whether they are looking for an adventure or just a spa vacation, they are ready to spend big bucks. 3. Zero tolerance for poor service With over 1.5 billion travellers belonging to the aged group, there is zero tolerance for poor service. They expect a very hassle-free travel experience because they are not only the world’s wealthiest groups but also very demanding. They usually travel to take rest and rejuvenate and expect quieter and less congested destinations. 4. Curiosity to travel new places or go on unplanned trips Instead of going to well-known places, tourists now prefer travelling to more secluded or unknown places to experience more fun and adventure. They are looking to experience more thrill and fun to ensure their trip to such places becomes worth remembering. They are also creative tourists, meaning they interact more with the tourists, as against cultural tourists. 5. More number of people who love luxury travel There are millions of millionaires! The number of wealthy people seeking luxury travel are more. US, Japan and Europe visitors will dominate the luxury travel space until 2020 as the number of affluent U.S. households is projected to increase from 10.5 million to 20.5 million till 2020.