Revenge travel was a hot topic last year. Travelers’ and the industry’s perspectives in 2022 will be considerably different from those presented in the previous year. Why we travel is more important than how we travel (albeit private planes and boat rentals have a lot of fascinating data).
In the wake of the last two years, many have turned to escapism as a kind of therapy. But there’s more to it than that. It’s about expanding our horizons and making a difference in the world around us while we’re on the road. People want their vacations to have a positive impact on the environment and the places they visit as much as they want to have a good time. Since quarantine rules have been lifted for vaccinated tourists in most countries, the world is becoming more accessible than it has been in quite some time.
As a result of this, KAYAK reports a 108 percent spike in travel-related searches. Are you ready to go by land, air, or sea? Take a look at our predictions for the summer of 2022’s most popular travel trends.
IMPACT TRAVEL HAS A MASSIVE IMPACT.
A whopping 96% of tourists surveyed for Kind Traveler’s 2022 Impact Tourism Report said they care about the communities they visit and the environment when they make travel purchases. Belize, Costa Rica (where you fly into to stay at sustainable luxury legend Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo), and Hawaii have emerged as top choices for sustainable tourism hubs. Glamping and other eco-friendly pursuits, such as stargazing, remain quite popular. As a result, travelers are increasingly inclined to patronize small companies and actively seek out hotel brands that collaborate with local philanthropic groups and are committed to environmental preservation.
It’s no longer just a fantasy that “DREAM TRIPS” exist.
Our recent history has taught us that nothing is guaranteed and the future remains unpredictable. People are heeding this advice and going to the road like there’s no time limit on their journey. Travel spending has risen to levels not seen since before the outbreak. The demand for A-list travel experiences has recently increased, according to a recent Virtuoso survey, with 76% of luxury travel advisors reporting an increase in demand, whether it’s for an unforgettable safari in South Africa (where Scott Dunn has seen a lot of interest) or a private sailing excursion. Trips to Machu Picchu and Antarctica are becoming increasingly popular. Expedia reported that bookings for the Maldives are also well ahead of typical for the summer months. Do you have a fantasy of living in an over-the-water bungalow? There are several reviews of the Maldives’ Six Senses Laamu and Gila Lankanfushi resorts.
TRAVELING WITH YOUR FAMILY IS IMPORTANT AS EVER.
Having missed so many milestone events over the previous two years, they now don’t want to miss another wedding, birthday, graduation, anniversary, or vacation. The number of multigenerational family vacations is increasing. The number of people looking for hotels with cribs has increased by 65% on Hotels.com. It’s no secret that many parents are seeking for hotels that provide childcare choices (hey, we all have those nights when we just need a night away from the kids). The rise in Vrbo reservations shows that families eager to make up for missed time are snatching up properties where they can all stay together. There is a significant demand for all-inclusive resorts with excellent kids’ clubs and even educational programs for little children.
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE PRIVACY?
Private boat charters, private flights, and remote villa rentals are all viable options for those who no longer feel the need to maintain a distance from others socially. Renting a private home is an excellent alternative for those who can’t afford a private plane or a customised sailing excursion. For the price of a hotel room, you may have a great vacation rental that provides solitude and room to spread out without depleting your wallet. Vrbo property demand has already surpassed last summer’s level by roughly 15%.