Jan 11, 2018
By Chris Robinson
Adventure travel pioneers Exodus Travels have issued their predictions of this year’s top travel trends that are inspiring travelling Zoomers to explore the world in new ways. Here are some of their 2018 crystal ball gazes…
Dietary Restrictions are No Longer Travel Restrictions – As dietary restrictions increase, limited culinary options while travelling around the globe are decreasing. Those who are Celiac no longer have to stress over having to find gluten-free pizza in Sicily and Vegans can rest easy knowing they’ll be able to find plenty of delicious options on the streets of Hoi An.
The Rise of the Responsible Traveller – Following another year of rising temperatures and extreme weather, travellers have become more aware of their environmental impact and are more conscientious of the footprints they leave behind. They’re showing their respect for our planet by seeking out reputable tours that give back to the local communities and support low impact tourism.
“Fit-Cations” are the Next Active Adventure – A ‘Fit-Cation’ is perfect for active travellers who crave a challenge to burn calories and push their limits, while still enjoying breathtaking scenery and very different cultures. Destination Marathons are a good example.
Year of The Female Traveller – Following the #MeToo Movement, more women are seeking empowering experiences and safe spaces to connect with other like-minded travellers and actively make a difference in the world. 2018 will be the year of the female traveler, and the demand for women-only tours is growing.