The last two years have significantly impacted how we live, work, and travel for some of us. Certainly, with restrictions around the globe easing and travel making a BIG comeback, let’s take a look at a few major trends we’ll be seeing in 2022/23 and beyond!

Epic Trips

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[St Malo in Normandy France]

Revenge travel has never been hotter. Now trips on bucket lists are taking travelers (and travel advisors) by storm. Regardless of the amount of time spent at home, in lockdown, or simply saving money meant for holiday purchases – travelers are ready to book their next trip.

Finally, active travelers are planning treks across the Serengeti or looking to scale Machu Pichu. Many luxurious travelers consider pampered stays at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, or yachting across the Mediterranean. Best of all, honeymooners are dreaming about not just one but two or more honeymoon destinations. 

Workcations

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With remote work on the rise, more employees take their laptops on the road and blur the lines between work and play. Whether it’s a weeklong escape to a cabin or a month-long tropical getaway, as long as there’s a WiFi connection – workcations can be made possible.

While gracing the 2022 travel trends list, workcations are not new. Digital nomads have been plugging away on their laptops for years. In places like the jungles of Costa Rica, the beaches of Mexico, and at cafes in Paris. Now it’s just an option for an increasing number of remote workers.

Staycations

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Something else that we’ve all done a lot of lately is staying home. Even so, there’s something to be said for soft high-thread-count sheets, room service, and uninterrupted quiet time. 

Given the current pandemic, staycations can provide the perfect antidote for individuals who cannot travel. Relax and unwind at spas and hotels in your neighborhood, or check out nearby attractions. Travelers do not have to travel far to relax, unwind, or explore. 

Niche Travel

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[Belgium Chocolate workshop with AmaWaterways]

Travel is deeply personal and, for many people, their trip revolves around a specific theme or desire to learn.

Growing with popular demand is voluntourism (combining your holiday with giving back), culinary tourism (with a focus on regional cuisine, chefs, and cooking classes), Agro Tourism (visiting working farms or ranches), polar tourism, and even getting in line for space tourism.

Pets Rule

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After spending a considerable amount of time at home with your four-legged family members, you may not want to part with them on your next vacation.

Undoubtedly, it’s no secret that our pets are valued members of the family, and the travel industry is recognizing it. Hotels are going far above and beyond welcoming your furry companion with the requisite dog bed and bowl. Think canine-specific room-service menus, pet-friendly restaurant spaces, in-room massage, and reiki (for your dog, not you!).

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