5 x New Travel Trends for 2017

Travel is so diverse nowadays and it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends. Some, however, do stand out and we thought you should know about these 5 travel trends for 2017.

Glamping & Camping
Remember those times when you went camping with your parents? Waking up by birds singing, feeling the morning sun burning and the sound of your tent unzipping. This was camping back then and let’s be honest, you loved it right? Well, camping is totally making a comeback and it comes with all the luxuries you missed back in the days. Why not go glamping with your friends or take a roadtrip in an old skool Volkswagen Van. More and more companies are giving us the chance to experience camping in a whole new way. With Camptoo (only in The Netherlands), you can hire a camper in any shape or size ala Airbnb-style. You can go festival glamping this summer, sleep in a wine barrel in Germany or go back to basic on Terschelling. It’s all possible in 2017!

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Glamping is one of the travel trends for 2017

Sustainable Travel
As travelers, we care more about our planet because we know more about her than ever. Unfortunately, traveling can take it’s toll on mother earth so we need to find new ways to accommodate. Start by compensating your ecological footprint by paying for your CO2. Calculate how much you use via this website. Book your vacation via Better Places and sleep in Eco-Lodges instead of a large hotel. You can do a lot yourself by re-using the same towel for a few days or refilling your water bottle. Check www.conservationvolunteers.com.au if you want to proactively help promote ecotourism or check out this website if you want to help save endangered sea turtles.

Wellness & Spiritual Travel (digital Detox)
This is probably one of the fastest growing travel trends of 2017. With our busy lives, it’s hard to totally switch off for a moment. Even on holiday, people are still checking emails and scroll down the pointless Facebook newsfeed. Therefore you see a growth in Wellness and Spiritual Travel where you can have yourself a digital detox. Meaning; no phone, no laptop. Just your thoughts, good conversations or perhaps a good book. The most popular trend being the yoga retreat. If you’re interested in booking one we have 3 suggestions; a vegan yoga retreat or a bliss yoga retreat, both on Bali or check out Eco-resort Into The Wild Algarve in Portugal. Visit www.itstimetologoff.com for a total digital detox vacation.

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Putting our phones down and totally relax at Into The Wild Algarve Eco-resort.

Travel With A Cause
This is a trend we are very happy about! We love traveling and enjoy amazing press or personal trips but sometimes it’s good to stay grounded and see what’s going on in the world. At Wander-Lust we decided that at least once a year, we want to travel with and for a good cause. No luxury hotels, no Instagram photo’s by the pool. Nope, we want to visit communities and give something back. We traveled to Bolivia in March to report about violence against women. Organisations like Mensen Met Een Missie make this trip possible. You can also decide to teach in Uganda, help as a volunteer in India or bring new clothes to Bolivia. For a unique chance to live and work in another country, you should check out www.peacecorps.gov.

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Sarah with children in Bolivia

Family Travel
Times have changed and worlds are getting smaller so traveling to a far destination with your entire family is totally happening in 2017. You know families love the all inclusive holidays but there is a small shift happening. People tend to go for private villa’s and homes where they can totally relax and do their own thing. Now that one of us has a baby (Elke), we are looking for different locations and accommodations where this is possible without losing the adventurous side. Want to see if a luxury All Inclusive is for you? Check Elke’s video where she experienced Club Med.

So which travel trend are you picking up this year?

Love,

Wander-Lust

These will be our Travel Needs for 2025

Travel trend agency Cherry LAB and ANVR teamed up and investigated our travel needs for 2025. For Millennials – born after 1980 – travel is an increasingly important part of life. The prediction is that in 2025 travelers want to find exclusive and enriching travel experiences that shape us and give meaning. We want to blend in with the locals even more than before. “We also want to give something back in 2025 to gather the community and karma points while we travel. Work and private life flow more and more into each other and the motto “work hard, play hard” is replaced by “work less, play more.”

With this in mind, they’ve created a top 5 on how Millennials have their travel needs fulfilled.

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Travel needs for 2025?

1. All-exclusive bucketlists
In 2025 we’re not just talking about a bucketlist, but we will talk about bucketlist 2.0 where experience is key (especially in the western world) Far away from the tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower or the Pizza Tower. We want exclusive experiences. We want to make our dreams come true while we travel. Several partners will play into this and will start a hunt on under-the-radar destinations. Watch nature in it’s purest vorm by watching the migration of wild animals or a sun eclipse instead of a boring city tour. Festivals will still be big but they will be more focused on cultural festivals en religious celebrations to give you a fresher outlook on the world. Expertcations, where you will transform into a specialist during your travels will make your experience that much richer. For example, hunt your own meat, learn the language of your destinations or work in the rice fields for a day or two. At Wander-Lust we already seek for the unknown and finding those experiences that are new and different but it’s great to hear things are shifting into that direction.
 
2. Collecting karma 
In 2025, it will become the norm to give some back instead just going on “holiday”. People, Planet and Purpose ‘ is now more central. Fulfillment and world improvement are the goal. Tour operators are responding to this by involving and rewarding us for conscious travel . Voluntourism (volunteer), fly CO2 neutral, local travel and recycling is to be even more popular. It is pretty certain that in 10 years we are seeking a green and fair travel experience. Each person does it in his own way; For one person that’s taking care of elephants in Sri Lanka, the other donates to a foundation such as Travel With Your Heart. It’s funny that this prediction is mentioned in the top 5 because we believe we have a duty as travel bloggers to give something back instead of just laying by the pool or doing the coolest things. We are able to travel the world far and wide but in order to respect the people and world, we must return the favor. Sarah and I are currently in talks with another travel blogger to start traveling with a cause. More on this soon..

“We will talk about a bucketlist 2.0 in 2025″

3. Travel la vida local
Connect with the local life is the key to authentic travel needs for 2025. Experience a destination not in a passive way, but fully interact experienced and gain inspiration and world knowledge though locals. We rely on local expertise and thanks to the growing number of online peer-to-peer platforms, social media and apps we find that we are easily connected to different kinds of cultures and habits on the other side of the world. We eat with bizarre local dishes as Hot Vit Lon (egg with chicken embryo inside) in Vietnam, we are learning to dance salsa in the Colombian salsa city of Cali, we sleep in a hammock between the Costa Ricans under the guise of ‘ Pura Vida ‘ and we are in Nepal along with the monks before dawn to meditate and make sacrifices. Living la vida local!
Travel predictions for 2025
 
4. Travel to work
In 2025, you will be able to work everywhere. Digital nomads are already booming, but in 10 years we know no different. We will work into the cloud as we call it rather than at one place. Even though we might be far away, we always feel at home because we are always connected with our network. In 2025 we won’t look for a job near home, no we travel to different places where there is work or interesting conferences or business partners. Lifelogging will be the way to keep everyone up to date. We look for inspiration in the world and make this are work spot. You could travel to the Philippines to write a book, run our blog from a eco-lodge in Zanzibar or make business deal from a cabin in the Norwegian mountains. It’s all possible!Work and travel. Travel Needs for 2025
Travel and work
5. Work less, play more!
It’s all about finding that balance. In 2025 we decide to choose our happiness over a career and we try everything to make our job as fun as possible. With this said, flexibility and personal needs are on top of the bill. We want to be triggered and inspirerend while on business trips. Besides this we want to share our experiences with our peers, friends and family. Yes, work and playtime will blend more together and a business trip will transform in a weekend away by adding a few extra days. The corporate hotels will make place for a boutique hotel or Poshtel and you’ll want to work in the lobby instead of your hotel room.So get ready for a change in travel which looks very good if you ask me!

Love,
Elke

For more travel trends in 2016 check our previous post:
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Travel trends 2016

This year travel is all about exploring, solo travel, going green, digital travel and wanderlust.
Travel PR agency Cherry Lab shared some of the newest travel trends on the holiday fair in Utrecht, Netherlands this week.
Some of this years travel trends really stood out for me and these are definitely worth highlighting.

“What will be the travel trends of 2016?”

Digital Nomads
Travel has changed a lot since 10 years ago and one of the reasons has to do with the digital age we are living in today. We can’t leave without our camera’s, wifi and travel gadgets. Some cool stuff mentioned by Cherrypicker’s Tessa was Camera Restricta. This is an app that blocks your phone camera if you’re about to shoot a boring picture that everybody makes. (think tower of Pisa, Eiffel-tower etc) Polarsteps (mentioned by us before) is an app where you can document your trip with photo’s and journals. Selfies are still popular than ever and we love to brag with our holiday pics while our family & friends are stuck in the rain back home (yes, we are guilty as charged!)

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Travel selfies are still hot

Travel green
we all know that traveling can be very harmful to this planet. But one of this years big travel trends is to go green(er).
Companies like Airbnb are collaborating with Tesla where they are working toward building a world with no limits to how far you can go while driving an electric car. You can now buy tents or even backpacks which are solar chargeable like the Voltaicsystems. We are all for this new green evolution!

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Solo Travel..or not?
Nowadays we are independent, strong and not afraid to take that leap and go on a solo travel adventure. We meet new people, get closer to the locals and there are plenty of things that make this easier. More and more websites let you crowdfund your own adventure while Trade Your Trip is like marketplace to sell your holiday if you can’t go anymore (due to illness for example). Don’t like the basic airplane food? You can now pre order your food with Airgrub and get it delivered at the airport before you get in the plane. Say goodbye to tasteless airplane food! Meeting new people has also become a lot easier with apps like Penroads and Tripr where you can find a travel buddy in no time. Want to know the newest gadget for getting very close to fellow travelers? Check out this idea that connect your tent with another one! No more sleeping alone..

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Traveling solo?

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Or find a travel buddy?

Some other travel trends we liked:
I love the concept Poshstels. These are hostels but with a touch of luxury. TerraVelo Tours arrange the best glamping tours while Hipcamp makes camping so cool and true nomads would love to camp at the area’s they offer on the website. Or maybe you want to stay at Der Azawad Camp in Morocco? (only accessible by camel!)
The city of Brussels came up with a brilliant concept named Call Brussels, where you could call a number and the phone would be picked up by a complete stranger walking past the phones that were placed throughout the city. To see the video’s and people’s reactions, check their website in 4 days from now.

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Poshtels are the best new thing for budget travelers! Source: casa gracia barcelona

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Camping belongs to this years travel trends. Photo by Ezekiel Gonzalez

So whichever travel trends you may choose, we wish you lot’s of happy adventures in 2016!

Love,

Elke

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