Booking.com reveals the main travel trends for 2020
According to a study by the OTA, next year travel will reach unprecedented levels driven by technology, the growing sense of responsibility and a greater connection between people and destinations
The change of year (and decade) goes hand in hand with a change in the needs, desires and behaviors of travelers. Booking.com expects that by 2020 the tourism industry will reach unprecedented levels, driven by technology, the growing sense of responsibility and a greater connection between people and destinations. Next we share the trends:
1. Increase in travelers choosing “secondary destinations”
Tourism to less known places to try to reduce the excess of tourism and protect the environment will make a great leap next year.
2. Expect the (technologically) unexpected
In 2020, travelers will leave the key aspects of the decision-making process even more in the hands of technology.
3. Slo-Mo is the new FOMO
In 2020, 48% of travelers plan to choose slower means of transport to reduce their environmental impact and 61% would prefer to choose a longer road to enjoy the journey.
4. Getaways with a variety of experiences
Travelers will try to use their time as efficiently as possible. People will opt more and more for destinations that offer a wide variety of experiences and enriching attractions.
5. Pets as a priority
We will see how travelers put their beloved pets' needs before their own when choosing destination, accommodation and activities.
6. Getaways for (feeling) young
72% of grandparents agree that spending more time with their grandchildren helps them feel young and 71% believe that parents need to spend more time alone, without their children.
7. To run for reservations
The favorite places of the locals who serve home cooking and are not a tourist attraction, are the ones that are most likely to delight travelers.
8. Long-term travel plans
23% of young people between 18 and 25 years old would like to retire before they turn 55 and, in addition, they have the idea of very present change.