Millenials love to travel. In the past 10 years, since the internet revolution, several new travel trends have emerged. Do you know what are they and are you are part of any of these growing trends? Let’s take a look.

Solo Travel

It looks like the number of solo travelers will grow in the next year. It is one of the top travel trends in the world. Germany is probably going to be the leading country by the numbers of solo travelers this year. 80% of the Germans said that they would travel alone next year. The United Kingdom and Canada are next in the line.


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This trend also goes hand-in-hand with independent travel. In fact, only around 6% of people around the world said that they are going to use travel agency service in 2017. Here is our take on how to avoid loneliness when traveling alone?

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Exploration and Learning

The purpose of travel is changing too. More and more people now travel to get new experience and new skills. Over half of the people want to explore local life in the trip and immerse into the local culture. And only a few percents of people said they travel in search of a party or vivid nightlife.


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Taking local courses and obtaining new skills is also a new travel trend, which flourished in the recent decades. People nowadays visit new destinations not only to go sightseeing or engage in other popular tourist activities. Travelers are also eager to learn crafts, arts or jobs, which the particular country is famous for.

These skills may include cooking, dancing, making handicraft articles, studying languages, and so on.

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River Cruising

Of course, river cruising is not a new way of traveling. However, it is predicted to become even more popular in the coming years. River cruising is going to be a big travel trend, especially for those, who live in countries with plenty of rivers but without any oceans surrounding them.


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There are more and more local opportunities appearing for amazing weekends or evening cruises. This means, you can have a great time on the water, even if you can’t afford to go to the seacoast.

Vanishing Destinations

Destinations, which risk vanishing or changing greatly in the near future, are also about to become very popular among travelers. Millenials especially are going to these vanishing destinations and it has become a new travel trend.

For example, some people are in a hurry to visit Arctic and Antarctica, whose ice coverings are affected by the climate change.


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Another top destination, which is going to completely change soon, is the Great Barrier Reef. And also, you would like to visit the Maldives in the nearest future, as the islands might actually go completely under water within the next 25 years if the global warming process does not slow down.

Local Travel

Local travel is also one of the newest and hottest travel trends. In the previous years, people were trying to go far away, to another country or even continent. Of course, there is nothing wrong with the wish to see new places.


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However, lately, traveling within the one’s country, province or even city, has become a much bigger trend. Local travel allows you to get a totally new look at the place, where you live and where you believe to know already everything, see sights, which you usually just pass by, and become an even bigger culture connoisseur than you are now.

Bleisure Travel

Word “bleisure” comes from the combination of two other words: “business” and “leisure”. It is one of the most interesting travel trends of the coming year. Many companies now offer special business trips, which include leisure opportunities.

These may be traveling with the family, having some free time during the trip or being able to work for travel payment.


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Another side of bleisure is combining work and travel by becoming a digital nomad. The number of people, who choose to work while traveling, grows every year. The “have laptop, will travel” habit has become one of the biggest travel trends in the latest years.

If today’s technologies allow you to work wherever you are, there is no reason not to take your job with you on the road.

Live Like A Local

More and more travelers every year prefer to stay out of hotels and taxis and live like the locals. It is much easier to do, when living with Airbnb and riding with Uber. Not only are these options cheaper, but they also allow travelers to immerse into the local way of life more deeply.


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Combined with services, such as local tour guides, Airbnb Experiences, or EatWith (dining with locals), the travel experience becomes truly authentic and personalized. And this fact also adds more fuel to the growing interest in solo travel.

Travel Apps

Using travel apps for smartphones and tablets is one of the most rapidly growing travel trends nowadays. With just a huge variety of different apps, your device is now able to cover almost all your travel needs.


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It comes particularly helpful, if you are lost in a new city, need to book a hotel or buy a ticket urgently, or just afraid of forgetting something, when packing your suitcase.

Go Green

Ecotourism is one more growing travel trends of our time. Nowadays, hotels, tour operators, and outfitters encourage their clients to travel in a low-impact way.


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For example, you can travel somewhere close to reduce bad transport effect on the environment. Or choose facilities with eco-thinking. Or just travel to those destinations, which need your travel dollars the most. These all are the ways to make your trip eco and bring something good to the universe.

Fly To The Moon

In the recent decades, tourism for most people transformed from a luxury into the lifestyle. However, having explored a big part of the Earth, many people now desire to explore the worlds outside of our planet.


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According to recent surveys, almost half of the people nowadays dream of spending their holidays in the far corners of our galaxy. And trips to the Moon, already announced by several agencies, are actually becoming more and more realistic.

Along with the latest inventions and improvements in air transportation, these facts are likely to make space tourism a very popular travel trend in the nearest future.

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August 18, 2017 10:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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