New year, new you and new travel is waiting ahead. Let’s see how the world of tourism has evolved and catch up with the latest trends in travel with Travel Sense Asia experts!
Asia As The Leading Destination
For many years, Europe and The United States have been the top-of-mind destination for international travelers thanks to the rich cultures and high civilization. However, worldwide holiday makers tend to seek for more exotic and exquisite experiences. As a result, Asia and its off-the-beaten-track cities are gaining more and more popularity.
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the number of global international tourists in 2018 exceeded 1.4 billion visitors, an increase of 74 million compared to 2017. Forecasting to 2030, the number of international tourists reached 1.8 billion. In the period 2018-2028, tourism demand will increase by 4% annually, faster than global economic growth. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to welcome 535 million international visitors by 2030, ranking first in the world. UNWTO considers Southeast Asia to become the 4th largest international tourist attraction in the world, and Vietnam is one of the 10 countries with the fastest tourism growth.
An Increase Of Holiday Retreat
In the age of constant connection and non-stop social networking, a growing number of people are searching for a way to switch off and get back nature in its purest form.
Worldwide interest in mental health and illness alleviation has caused a surge in the popularity of nature-focused getaways, thanks to the scientifically proven benefits of outdoor activity for combatting depression and reducing stress.
A holiday retreat is not only provide nutritions for the body such as a beach stay for intake some vitamin D, but it also offer an opportunity for self-discovery by calming the mind, releasing the tension in the hustle and bustle of daily life
The idea of rewilding vacation is getting more and more attention as it combines exercising, resting and discovering the nature.
MICE Events Involve Relaxation
With the development of global business, MICE events (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Exhibition) become a norm to professionals and employees. More than just an occasion to meet partners, expand business relationships, it can help the company drive the revenue by rewarding employees and showing gratitude to customers.
MICE tourism is usually held at the end of the year, holidays … However, with the current economic development requirements, MICE travel can be organized at any time the customers have a request.
Incentive travel is proved to boost sales as well as increase productivity and performance at work. Wellness programs solve the problem of embracing the balance between private life and work. Therefore, many business leaders choose incentive trips as a reward for the workforce.
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Higher Awareness Of Environmental And Social Problems While Traveling
In addition to the traditional values of tourism such as sightseeing, relaxation, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicts that current visitors will ship their focus on experiencing original values such as culture and nature.
The influence of many environmental issues like bushfires in the Amazon and Australia also raises the awareness for eco-tourism. It is projected that green travel will be the favorite types of travel in 2020.
Responsible and sustainable tourism also expand to a variety of types such as supporting the local economy, diminishing the carbon footprint, donating to the environment organization in the destination.
Airplanes Are No Longer The Favorite Means Of Transport
Another move towards green travel includes a shift in transportation choice. Last year, Europe saw a huge drop in flight passengers. And the trend is predicted to prevail this year after Greta Thunberg, a teenager environment activist, successfully finished her journey from Europe to the U.S on boat.
Moreover, a survey on Booking.com, the greatest app for hotel reservation showed that more than 50% travelers enjoy long traveling time if they’re using by a unique form of transport like train or vessel. Moreover, cruising is regarded as a unique experience that many wanderlust souls want to enjoy.
The Possibility Of Space Travel
In June 2019, the US Space Agency (NASA) announced that from 2020, visitors can visit the International Space Station (ISS) at the expense of $ 35,000 per night. There are only 2 flights per year, each trip lasts 30 days.
In August 2019, billionaire Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic announced that he was ready to make everyone’s dream of flying into space a reality. Another billionaire Jeff Bezos of the global corporation Amazon, also the owner of the Blue Origin aerospace company, hopes that the first test flights into space with travelers at New Shepard will be successful in 2020.
Elon Musk with his one and only electric car production company and the project SpaceX is even more ambitious with the goal of sending a Japanese billionaire around the Moon in 2023.
With so much good news, we can hope that space travel will be available at the not-so-distant future, and of course with such a considerable cost.
I didn’t have many opportunities for travel during my early childhood, so I decide to dedicate my young adult years to exploring the world. “Set off with a pure heart”. That’s my motto for any adventure in my life. And as sharing is caring, I love writing about my journeys so that the audience can gain an objective view of the destination. That’s what I do before travelling, set the right, open mind to welcome both obstacles and blessings. So stay tuned for my new stories.
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