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10 Travel Trends For 2024

10 Travel Trends For 2024

  • Tuesday 26 December 2023

10 Travel Trends for 2024: What to Expect in the World of Travel

As the world continues to evolve, so do our travel preferences and expectations. Whether you're a globetrotter or just planning your annual vacation, it's always interesting to stay up-to-date with the latest travel trends. Let's dive into the travel trends that are expected to shape the way we explore the world in 2024:

1. Sustainable Escapes: Sustainability takes centre stage as conscientious travellers seek eco-friendly destinations. Costa Rica, with its commitment to carbon neutrality, becomes a haven for eco-conscious adventurers. Explore lush rainforests, unwind on pristine beaches, and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity.

Travel Trends- Costa Rica

2. Remote Work Retreats: The rise of remote work fosters a new breed of travellers—digital nomads in search of inspiring workscapes. Bali, known for its vibrant culture and affordable coworking spaces, emerges as a top pick. Embrace the perfect blend of professional productivity and tropical tranquility.

3. Wellness Wanderlust: Health and wellness become paramount, driving a trend towards rejuvenating destinations.

Japan's onsens, nestled amid breathtaking landscapes, offer a serene escape. Immerse yourself in the healing waters while embracing the rich traditions of Japanese hospitality.

4. Cultural Immersions: Craving authentic cultural experiences, more tourists are shifting towards immersive journeys. Morocco's ancient medinas and bustling souks beckon, inviting you to lose yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Moroccan life. From the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, every corner tells a captivating story.

5. Adventure with Purpose: Adventure travel continues to evolve with a purpose-driven focus. Patagonia is emerging as the frontier for sustainable adventure, enticing thrill-seekers with its untamed wilderness. Hike through Torres del Paine National Park and contribute to local conservation initiatives.

Travel Trends- Barcelona

6. Tech-Enhanced Travel: Embracing the era of smart travel, tech-savvy explorers are continuing to leverage augmented reality (AR) for enriched experiences. Barcelona pioneers AR-guided tours, seamlessly blending history with innovation as you wander through its architectural wonders.

7. Food Tourism: Food has always been an essential part of travel, but now it's becoming a central focus for many travellers. Culinary tourism  involves exploring local cuisine, attending cooking classes, and visiting food markets.

Vietnam, a rising star in the gastronomic scene, invites you on a journey through its bustling street markets and refined dining establishments. Explore Italian markets and trattorias and learn about incredible, local dishes with rich histories. Mexico offers delights from street tacos with savory al pastor or carnitas, to the soul-warming richness of mole poblano.

We expect food tourism (or "foodcations") to continue to grow as adventurers seek authentic gastronomic experiences. Click here to check out some of our favourite food tours.

8. Nostalgic Travel: Nostalgia has often fuelled travel decisions, leading individuals back to cherished destinations. Greece's ancient wonders and sun-kissed islands captivate those seeking a connection with history and nature.

Travel Trends- Iceland

9. Regenerative Tourism: More people are choosing trips that help, not harm. Think of places like Iceland, where you can enjoy the Northern Lights while also helping nature and local communities. It's about being kind to the planet and the people, leaving good vibes wherever you go.

10. Slow Travel: Embracing a leisurely pace, travellers can take the time for authentic experiences, forging meaningful connections and minimizing environmental impact. It's a mindful approach that transforms journeys into enriching adventures. We've got experience in planning a variety of slow travel options: from epic overland rail journeys to meditative walking and cycling holidays and community-based tourism with homestays or cultural exchange programs


Where will you explore in 2024? Wherevery you'd like to visit, we've got the experience and contacts to create the ideal itinerary. Click to browse some of our favourite adventure tours and solo adventures. Or, get in touch to start planning your tailor-made holiday: call 021 4277094 or 01 6965135, or email info@shandontravel.ie.

Did you know? We offer a deposit and installment payment programme for many holidays. The availability, deposit amount and balance due date varies by airline and supplier, so ask your travel agent if it applies to your holiday.


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