Predicted Travel Trends

Explore insights around the key trends that are expected to shape travel in a post-COVID world.

The Skift megatrends 2025 report includes useful insights on the below topics:

  • Travel’s New Cadence Is More Deliberate, Introspective and Soulful
  • Backyard Tourism Is On a Pedestal But Far-Flung Exploration Recovers
  • Hotels Are Back With Big Upsides for Owners Who Stuck Out the Hard Times
  • Work From Anywhere Spurs a New Type of Business Travel
  • Asia Bulks Up Even As It Looks Inward
  • Travel Sectors Get Scrambled, Definitions Blur
  • The Subscription Model Becomes a Staple of Travel Industry Renewal
  • Humbled Airlines Back Away From Any Brash New Ventures
  • Cruise Lines Partner, Prune and Take Refuge In Their Private Islands
  • The Rise of Global Mobile Wallets Upends Travel Payments
  • The Robots You See and the Ones You Don’t Accelerate Automation
  • More Mainstream Short-Term Rentals Cope With New Headwinds
  • Product Mediocrity Seeds a New Era of Travel Industry Disruption
  • Renewed Strength Matters in 2025

This Telegraph article includes 10 predictions for travel trends in 2021, including things such as bucket-list destinations, staycations, slow travel, philanthropic travel, digital nomad travel, wilderness escapes and bubble travel (including multigenerational travel).

Travel Weekly's Top Travel Trends for 2021. Predicting travel trends is a tricky task at the best of times, but after a year in which our lives have changed almost beyond recognition, there’s no doubt how we holiday has changed too. 

ABTA has identified six key trends that are shaping people’s travel plans for 2021, based on expert insight and research, as well as booking data from their Members. 

  1. Embracing old favourites
  2. Ticking off the bucket list
  3. An increasing desire for country (great outdoors) escapes
  4. Committed cruisers
  5. Peace of mind of a package and expertise

Read the full findings here

Six Travel Trends 2021