Travel Industry trends in 2023

In 2023, the travel industry is expected to witness several emerging trends as it looks to return to pre-covid levels. Below, we look at some of the biggest focus points this year and what they may mean to travelling over the next five to ten years.

Sustainable Travel: The focus on sustainable and eco-friendly travel has been growing in recent years, and it’s expected to continue in 2023 and beyond. Passengers are becoming more conscious of their environmental impact and are seeking sustainable travel options, such as eco-lodges, carbon-neutral accommodations, and responsible tour operators. Some travellers are also looking to travel closer-to-home in a bid to get away but also limit any impact their travelling may have on the environment.

Technology Integration: Technology continues to play a significant role in shaping the travel industry. In 2023, advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) are further expected to enhance the travel experience, with automation a key driving factor towards smoother travelling experiences.

Personalized Travel Experiences: Travelers are increasingly requesting a personalised experience, with people willing to spend more for the tailored approach tailored to their preferences. This trend looks to boom this year and will continue to stay.

Wellness and Health Tourism: Wellness and health-focused tourism has been on the rise, and this trend was projected to continue in 2023. Tourists are seeking destinations and accommodations that provide activities promoting physical and mental well-being, such as yoga retreats, wellness spas, and nature-based experiences.

Multi-Generational Travel: Traveling with multiple generations, such as grandparents, parents, and children, has become increasingly popular. In 2023, the travel industry was expected to cater to the needs of multi-generational groups by offering diverse activities and accommodations that cater to different age groups, ensuring enjoyable experiences for everyone.

Travelling looks set for a record year post pandemic with airports already reporting an increase in flights and demands.