More and more people from all over the world start to travel and feel this thrill of discovery, and this is something that inspires us. We love the fact that travelers from different countries have the resources and the guts to discover new countries and to try new experiences. We also love the fact that we are truly becoming more adventurous, spontaneous, open to everything new, more free.
Here’s why we can’t help but share the top travel facts about 2018 in this infographic:
We have newbies!
The growth rates of the travel market and the increase in the number of international arrivals are forecasted to show truly impressive results by the end of 2018: 13.881 million international arrivals are expected to take place by the end of 2018, producing a 5% growth in comparison with 2017
Who travels the most?
There are several lists of the most travelling nations in terms of the total % of the population that actively travel abroad. In addition to Hong Kong, Scandinavian countries, Australia, New Zealand and the USA, we could also add Ireland, Finland, France and even tiny Luxembourg. Apparently, more and more countries are aiming to set a record!
All in your pocket
In 2018, we can´t imagine ourselves without the smartphones and permanent access to the Internet. This is perfectly reflected in our travel behaviour – for example, over 70% of US travellers are always using their smartphones to search for various travel-related things. Accordingly, travel companies are doing their best to improve the mobile experiences offered to their customers.
Do you think there´s still a lot of things they need to improve?
It is all about new experiences
The list of the top travel facts in 2018 would not be completed without mentioning the most common reasons for traveling….and, they actually sound very inspirational!
So, in 2018 we traveled to:
- See the Wonders of the World
- Try a local delicacy
- Learn a new skill
- Visit a challenging location
- Commit an epic road trip
Instagram is shaping our travel dreams
Celebrities, influencers, travel brands and simply our peers posting on Instagram are converting into the most important deciding factors when it comes to choosing the next destination and specific travel experiences. In 2018, entire destinations have gone viral thanks to hundreds of Instagram influencers visiting these countries and regions and sharing their experiences with the world. For example, if you are following some travel pages, you have surely seen myriads of pictures from Hawaii, Bali, Bora Bora, Philippines and Secheless this year.
So… who is next?
Adventure is our second name
We are happy to conclude that modern travelers are becoming more spontaneous and adventurous, which leads to unexpected holidays and impulse trips. Luckily, many hotels and other travel brands follow this trend and offer last minute booking advantages and discounts. Therefore, being adventurous can be even economically wise!
Energetic & Responsible
Finally, in 2018 we got really obsessed with boosting our energy and making the world around us better, as the most desired experiences were:
- Eco traveling
Overall, it seems that one of the most important travel facts about 2018 is the inspiration that follows each of our travel experiences. We leave our routine to learn something new and to create long lasting memories.
So…what are your travel plans and expectations for 2019? 🙂