For the team at Aurora Expeditions, which prides itself on pushing frontiers, one of the many side effects of the pandemic is that people forgot how to dream. They cancelled holidays then cancelled their rebooked holidays, postponed weddings then eloped, missed birthdays and anniversaries altogether and spent too many important milestones at home.
Eventually, people forgot how to dream.
However, this is no longer the case. We’ve noticed nine exciting travel trends for 2022:
1. Go big or go home
People are ditching the traditional boozy bash and thinking bigger than ever when it comes to celebrating the important moments.
2. Bucket-list travel
3. Where do I sign?
People are loosening their purse strings and spending more on their annual holiday. Let’s face it, for the majority of people it’s been a few years!
4. Time is the greatest luxury
People are choosing longer itineraries that encourage more exploration and adventure. These voyages offer more flexibility in challenging environments and enable passengers to see and do as much as possible. People are also extending their holidays with our extension tours.
5. Yes, please!
6. Preparation is key
Conscious that there has been so much pent-up demand, people are booking further afield to ensure they secure their dream trip and preferred stateroom.
7. Solo travellers
More solo travellers are joining our voyages than ever, excited about enjoying new experiences with a group of like-minded adventurers who often become lifelong friends.
8. Experiential travel
People don’t just want to tick off destinations in 2022, they are seeking travel experiences that enrich them and enable them to engage with a destination in a more meaningful way.
9. Sustainable travel
More than ever, sustainability is a factor in may travellers’ decision making process. People are opting for companies that have an ongoing commitment to responsible, respectful travel.