This week I believe it´s time to prepare our Easter trip, but before you start thinking about it…take this opportunity to consider the news traveler profiles and new travel trends.
What kind of traveler are you? Are you a conscious globetrotter, a Cultural purist or a lover for comfort? Are you obsessed with Social Media, or do you love to experiment with new sensations? You are someone that always travels with kids or a hunter of luxury? What is your age category? Are you a pensioner looking for comfort, a millennial, a flash-packer or even a Z generation?
Don´t panic! I have new trends about travel for everyone, just continue reading…
If you are an environmentalist, and you want to give something back to the Mother Nature or you love good karma, the tourist companies have started to develop travel related to voluntary services or to do social work for you. Now, there are hotel foundations to protect paradises like the Canadian hotel Fogo Island Inn or tour operator ABOUTAsia that donates all revenues to Camboya´s Schools.
If you are crazy for culture, you can´t forget to download the app Traffle, read about Traffle, where you can learn about customs of the population by talking with natives having similar profiles like you.
For lovers of commodity, your hotel is a Westin with its newly famous heavenly-bed, it also has an app available to help you fall asleep. The Crowne Plaza offers, a headboard that absorbs 30% of the noise outside, for the lazy-bones, and the MGM Grand, which is an alarm accessory that gradually projects light beams that simulate dawn, we will have to test it!
Are you obsessed with Social Media? You can tweet your destination and budget to Stayful, this platform looks for the best options for your travel. And, of course upload your selfies immediately to Instagram.
If you love the “experiences”, then the leisure packs are for you! The price includes the stay and the activities that you can enjoy it. It isn´t enough to just see it, you must feel it. Wonderbox , Smartbox o la vida es bella
For parents that always travel with kids, I have new trends as well. There is a P2P program (for more information, google P2P), for families the best option is a company called Airbnb. It provides private apartments, fully equipped with home essentials, in the best locations of cities worldwide.
Another option is glamping, where camping becomes glamorous. Furthermore, to expand this concept of exotic camping, it involves the transformation of equipment in caravans and trailers, as well as tents. Glamping.
For people with a tight budget, a staycation or holiday in their own country, is the best option because it is the cheapest alternative and sounds better than “I am going to my parents’ apartment in Benidorm”
Do you like luxury? VIP zones at the airport, first class, hotels with spas, renting helicopters, or even owning a yacht? For you I recommend Headspace, an application to meditate, because in terms of tourism, I won’t be the person that I advises you about new trends, you know everyone!
If you are a traveler above the age of 70, you may prefer planned activities such as: organized tours, healthy buffets, memory workshops, music therapy and active gymnastics provided by the hotels.
For the Millenians or flashpackets (which is a new way to backpack, these people are between the ages of eighteen and thirty looking for fun, free wifi, Social Media and travel platforms of collaboration services.
They need the best connected hotels, with only the essential services, good designs and desirable locations in the city center or near airports. CitizenM Hotels captivate you.
For the teenagers, with the money to travel, sharing everything at the moment on Social Media, they are known to be “Braggies”. For Generation Z (they aren´t 18 yet, all their things are on the internet, they are individuals and love to appear in public, upload selfies to social media), this generation will invent the new travels trends that we will see in the future.
Finally, I want to especially mention the MAMIL (middle aged men in Lycra), all aboard! Cycling will overpower Golf, like principal leisure activities for middle-aged people. If the cities adapt to their services and physiognomy, the hotels will also adapt and become bike-friendly hotels.