The way we holiday is changing all the time. Each year there are emerging trends, and these are important to understand for holiday homeowners who want to keep up with the market and benefit from maximum booking opportunities. Here are some emerging trends from this year:
- Skip gen and multi-gen holidays
In recent years, it’s become popular for several generations of a family to holiday together. Grandparents, parents and children all spending quality time together is a great way to save money and enjoy some on-hand babysitting for mum and dad!
Travel experts are predicting a rise in the skip gen holiday, where grandparents take their grandchildren away for a break, possibly while parents work or to enjoy some parent-free fun times. Hotels and holiday homes are getting in on this trend by providing child-friendly accommodation with bigger bedroom suites and character themed rooms.
- Break up breaks
Normally holidays are associated with birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons and engagements for example. However, an increasing trend is booking a break to get over the break-up of a relationship. These breaks don’t necessarily mean jetting off for a week on a sun bed, sobbing into a sangria. These breaks are specially planned getaways for reflection and relaxation, the sangria is optional.
Travelling for health is also on the rise and according to official figures, is growing 50% faster than normal travel in general. This type of travel has an outdated image of detox retreats or meditation programmes but in fact a growing number of hotels and holiday homes are offering short, wellness breaks for travellers with only a short time to take a break. Sleep health is also big business, with holiday providers focusing on sleep-promoting mood lights and specially designed beds and bedding. For a tranquil break in Park Homes Gloucestershire, visit http://swallowlakes.co.uk
- Environmental Focus
Last year, the United Nations announced 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This resulted in a massive increase in people searching for holidays that were more environmentally friendly and using companies with strong sustainable credentials.
- Home Stays
The huge global success of AirBnB has unleashed a greater desire for people to book homes rather stay in hotels when visiting a new destination. Visitors obviously feel they are immersing themselves more in the culture and food of a place by living like a resident. This can benefit the holiday home market greatly as they offer great local locations and self-catering accommodation. A much more authentic experience can be enjoyed by immersing yourself into a local culture and that is something that holidaymakers are seeking more and more.