January is a great time of the year to book your next holiday, and with flight sales, hotel offers, and plenty of early booking discounts available, 2015 could be a bumper year for both travellers and the tourism industry.
The newly released Travel Trends Report by ABTA and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests that we are going to be a little more adventurous, maximise our holiday experiences, and throw caution to the wind when it comes to travel in 2015! And with luxury travel, tailor-made holidays, activity holidays, and multi-centre or multi-destination holidays being at the top of many travellers wish list, it looks as though we are going to be travelling further afield, and more often in the coming year.
Of those taking part in the travel trend survey, 35% said that they would be trying a new country or holiday destination in 2015, and while traditional tourist attractions remain popular, many travellers said that they were look for a “more authentic holiday experience” next time they travel overseas.
Group holidays or ‘Celebration Vacations’ are continuing on an upward trend, with many travellers opting to celebrate their marriage, milestone birthday or special anniversary on holiday with a group of friends and family, and destination weddings are now more popular than ever before.
Surprisingly, City Breaks were more popular than Beach Holidays in 2014 and that travel trend is set to continue in 2015, with a staggering 43% of travellers planning a city break within the next 12 months. Although 42% of us are planning a beach break, so there is not much in it!
The average traveller took 3.0 holidays in 2014, while affluent travellers enjoyed 4.7 holidays last year – either way, it looks as though the oppression of the recession is finally lifting, and we can all look forward to more breaks in this New Year!
What type of holiday will you be taking in 2015? Beach, City, Adventure, Tailor Made? Drop us a line and let us know!