Travel Trends on the Rise
Travel is forever evolving, much like the world itself. Curious wanderers and forward-thinking industry leaders alike are reshaping the way we explore, and these growing trends will inspire you to push boundaries and try something new in 2018.
River Cruising for Millennials
U by Uniworld has rocked the boat as the first company to offer river cruises just for 21-45 year olds, and we’re 100% ready to get onboard. Their two ships – dubbed the A and the B – resemble floating boutique hotels with modern decor and comforts like built-in Bluetooth speakers and USB ports in all of their cabins. Sailors can take in the sights from a relaxing rooftop lounge and get their fill of signature cocktails, craft beer, and silent discos in the Ice Bar. With exciting onboard activities such as mixology and cooking classes, wine and paint nights, and yoga on the top deck, you’ll never want to disembark. But incredible ports along the Danube, Rhine, and Seine Rivers with excursions such as brewery tours, cycling adventures, and street art strolls will definitely lure you off ship for a bit of exploring.
The Growth of Extended Vacations & Remote Work
Long vacations are becoming the norm, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Thanks to the modern age and advances like Wi-Fi, more and more travelers are choosing to take full advantage of being able to work remotely. Even employers are catching on to the travel trend by encouraging international conferences that allow their employees to learn and work while exploring a great destination with pre- and post-stays. There’s also been an increase in networking and job search websites that focus on remote work – like aptly named WeWorkRemotely.com – allowing people to find complete freedom to travel whenever and wherever they want. And let’s be honest, checking emails and taking conference calls under the Caribbean sun instead of florescent lights sound pretty fantastic.
Train Travel is Making a Comeback
Once upon a time, trains were one of the most popular means of travel. Their cabins were grand, their cars focused on comforts and entertainment, and riders could admire the incredible sights along the ride. Travelers must be feeling nostalgic because train travel is back in a big way. Luxury rail tour company Rocky Mountaineer treats guests to Canada’s breathtaking scenery thanks to their glass domed coaches. Amtrak has introduced its own train tours through North America’s most iconic regions, and adventure tour experts G Adventures offer itineraries centered on the destination’s local train travel. Sleeper cars are getting an upgrade as well, such as Pride of Africa’s Royal Suites that boast living areas, en suite bathrooms, and king-size beds. No matter if you’re looking for a pampered ride to your destination or hoping to soak in the scenery on a humbler journey, train travel in 2018 welcomes all aboard.
Make it your resolution to vacation a little differently this year. Book an appointment with a Liberty Travel consultant today and let them help you discover one of these exciting travel trends for 2018.