As we leave 2017 behind let’s take a moment to look at the exciting new trends that you can expect to see in the upcoming year.
This year expect to see single travelers at an all-time high. Millennials are done waiting for a special someone to travel the world with and are taking the initiative to get out and experience the world solo. Vantage travel promotes their solo tours and reported an 11% increase in the number of solo bookings in 2017. With this in mind, more travel companies are starting to cater for the solo traveler. Tour companies such as Intrepid Travel have launched solo only tours and cruise lines are increasing the number of single cabins aboard. So, if you have been putting off that dream vacation because your friends can’t get their act together, pack your bags and book your ticket for 2018!
PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS!
More and more tourist hotspots are banning your selfie sticks. Disney world and the Eiffel Tower to name a couple. The city of Milan has banned them entirely. So, what’s a traveler to do if you want that perfect vacation shot? leave your selfie sticks at home having a personal photographer is the must-have travel accessory of 2018. You can now hire a photographer who will lead you on a guided tour to all the best photo up locations and while you take in the sites your guide will be busy snapping candid photos. Shoot My Travel is at the front of this trend with over 230 locations around the world for you to hire a photographer.
ALL FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!
In the past travel companies have not focused on the single parent with kids. Vacation packages are full of photos of moms and dads playing in the pool or on the beach with smiling kids in hand but family dynamics are ever changing and single-parent families are on the rise. The US Census states that 31% of families in the US are made up of single parents or “other” living arrangements. In an effort to reach this growing market an increasing amount of organizations are offering tours for single parents. Single with Kids is a UK based travel company that specializes in creating holidays for single-parent families without hiking up the prices and hitting their customers with supplemental charges. 2018 seems to be a year of growth and independence for travelers of all kinds and we are excited to see what the rest of the year holds.