As 2017 passed us by, it was all about the lavish escapes and Insta-worthy dining experiences. Moving into 2018 (can we believe it’s already February!), the year ahead in travel will be about heading off the beaten track and diving into new underground cultures around the world. We’ve tapped into our Insiders around the world, talked to you, our customers, looked at the latest industry news and insights to predict these five travel trends for 2018.
1. A new kind of family travel 一种新型家庭旅游
Back are the days of National Lampoons style vacations. Modern family dynamics will innovate and reinvent family travel. Multi-generational holidays are making a comeback – Millennials are sucking it up and going on cute vacays with the families more often. This will continue to evolve this year. Often overlooked, Gen Xers might not be the largest market out there, but they are the generation with the most money and time to spend on travel.
过去都是在国定假期才会旅行。现代家庭加入了创新并重塑了家庭旅行。多代人假期正在卷土重来 – 千禧一代正在吮吸它，并与家人更频繁地度过温馨的假期。今年将继续发展。无名一代（出生于1970年代的美国人，Gen X），可能不是最大的市场，但他们是最有钱和最有时间旅行的一代。
Whether it’s taking time out for a leisure trip to a Meditation Retreat in the hills of Thailand, a Fitness Bootcamp in Bali, Spa retreats in Japan, Forest or Coastal tourism, or making sure that you’re maintaining your Fitness and Wellness regime when travelling for work, studies show that Wellness is now becoming a core element of company’s travel policies.
It’s quite the range of destinations, we know! All to be travelled one at a time, with some serious time on your hands to really soak in each culture’s offering. Here’s where chozun celebrated this week for #chozunaday, with a tip or two for each destination featured.
Where: Akaroa, New Zealand
What chozun celebrated: Waitangi Day
The whole of NZ celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on this date in 1840.
Heading to Akaroa?