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Travel Trends: What’s Next in Tourism?

It’s summertime, time to head off to your favorite destination… will you stay home, embark on a staycation traveling in your own state or province or will you fly away to some remote island or perhaps rather in a bustling European city?

Peter Corcoran, from SunSearch Holidays, created this nifty infographic highlighting some important trends we are seeing in the travel marketing sphere these days.

Some highlights to consider:

  • The rising trend for connected travelers to actually… unplug! Conversely, wifi remains a key component required for both leisure and business travelers, so hoteliers and destinations will need to strike a difficult balance.
  • Space travel? Maybe not in 2015, and certainly not anytime soon to our new sister planet Kepler 452b, but there is always a buzz surrounding the evolution of this niche in travel.
  • Disaster tourism is unfortunately always a thing. People wanted to come and see Ground Zero after the events of 9/11 in 2001 in New York, or see the Costa cruise ship while it was still afloat in Italy. This is highlighted in here through two trends: forbidden zones and primitive lands.
  • Destination Hotels are another interesting trend unfolding, as many hotels want to appeal to customers for more than just rooms and beds, but rather a more holistic experience.

For me, it will be a road trip with the kids to Ontario this August, with visits planned in Toronto and Niagara Falls. What are your plans for this summer?

Travel Trends and Destinations of the Future [INFOGRAPHIC]

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