In today’s global tourism market, trends have been changing that are shaping the future of travel for many people. The Covid-19 pandemic gave so many of us a much deeper appreciation of travel. When borders were closed and there were so many restrictions in place, that yearning for travel became even greater and it’s when you can’t do something that you start to really think about and appreciate the little things with regard to both domestic and international travel.
This article will be highlighting some emerging trends that are set to shape the future of cultural travel, whether it be luxury travel experiences, luxury cultural holidays or something for the more budget-conscious.
#1 – Personalised Travel Packages
What is a personalised travel experience all about?
Rather than landing at your chosen destination and then trying to figure out what to do next, or booking a generic organised itinerary that’s exactly the same for everyone, you will put together an itinerary that’s tailored to your individual travel desires and goals. This task is made easier if you team up with a travel professional who specialises in tailor-made travel experiences and packages.
The advantage of personalised travel packages is you get to see and do the things you really want in your own time. This way, when you return from your holiday you’ll have no regrets. You will have seen everything you wanted to see and experience every adventure you craved along the journey.
After all, travel isn’t merely about the destination, but rather immersing yourself in everything that the destination has to offer.
For many people in today’s world, personalised travel experiences are the ultimate way to see the world.
#2 – Travelling To Celebrate a Milestone
Something else that’s experiencing a rise in popularity is celebrating a specific milestone with a unique travel experience. A milestone could be a birthday or a wedding anniversary, or any event deemed significant to the individual, couple or group.
As everyone is different, not everyone’s idea of a milestone holiday is the same. That’s why it’s vital to devise a travel plan that suits you specifically. Organised group tours will always have their place but there is nothing individualised about them, making it difficult (if not impossible) to get the most out of your milestone vacation.
Once again, personalised travel packages or itineraries are the solutions, providing you with a holiday experience that will truly do your milestone justice. After all, your milestone journey could ultimately be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
#3 – Travelling Responsibly
This is another term that is trending in recent years. We’re always hearing about the impact we’re having on the planet and travelling can add to environmental concerns, from fueling jet planes to impacting the destination when we land.
Travelling responsibly is all about being mindful of the environment when we travel, no matter where we happen to be headed. One way this can be achieved is to travel less by travelling better.
Rather than travelling regularly and hopping from one destination or activity to the other in a great rush to experience it all, more responsible travel focuses on slowing down enough to truly immerse yourself in the destination, its culture and all the things to see and do. Realistically, to achieve this goal, you need to be somewhere for about two weeks or more. This will allow you to linger, absorbing and developing a deeper connection with your chosen location and its people.
Responsible travel is a positive travelling experience.
#4 – Safety Awareness
Travelling safely has always been a concern, especially when visiting overseas destinations you have never been to before. It’s wise to first seek travel advice for your chosen destination, so you are fully aware of any dangers that might be present or locations tourists should steer clear of.
The Covid situation has added another layer to safe travelling. As the world continues to open up, many countries stipulate various entry requirements that all visitors must abide by. This includes being health conscious while in your chosen country and following any rules or guidelines that are in place to reduce the spread of Covid or any other disease.
#5 – Travelling for the Experience
Rather than going to a destination and snapping off photos of every famous landmark to prove you’ve been there, today’s savvy traveller has a desire to really experience their destination, creating an emotional connection with the people and the places they visit and possibly even experiencing something that only the locals know about. It’s about slowing down enough to enjoy the view, so to speak.
As the world of travel changes and evolves, travellers need to be prepared to roll with the changes. A personalised travel package is one of the best ways you can enjoy the experience of a lifetime, while at the same time travelling safely and responsibly.
Author Bio: Rhodri Andrews
Rhodri Andrews is the Head of Content at SevenTravel, a luxury travel company based in Mayfair, London, that specialises in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. SevenTravel is all about the kind of travel that forges deeper connections with the countries you visit, encouraging you to linger for longer with trips that last ten or more days. Rhodri manages all of SevenTravel’s content, bringing to life the countries, regions and unique tailor-made experiences its clients will discover as well as all the useful information SevenTravel clients need to know before they head off on a luxury holiday of a lifetime. He crafts content for all SevenTravel’s luxury holiday destinations, whether it’s the Arabian charm of Oman to the Amazon jungle of Peru and everything in between. Through his natural curiosity and passion for travel, he also brings SevenTravel’s one-of-a-kind experiences to life, from trekking through the Patagonian wilderness to exploring Morocco’s souks and medinas. Whether you’re a couple, honeymooners or a family embarking on an exciting luxury holiday, the experiences are crafted to suit your personal preferences.