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Travel Trends for 2013

Travel Trends for 2013

Tuesday 27th November 2012

With 2013 imminently approaching here at Gapwork.com we were wondering what the biggest travel trends of 2013 were likely to be.

With 2013 imminently approaching here at Gapwork.com we were wondering what the biggest travel trends of 2013 were likely to be. From researching and looking at the 2012 World Travel Market global trends report the trend is likely to be as follows:

  • Hotels in Dubai will start to be built inside shopping malls and complexes to try and attract the wealthy tourist who has plenty of money and want to shop. This will mean that mega-malls in the Middle East will start to appear and thrive.
  • Shopping travellers from Brazil, Russia, India and China whose economies are expanding will be heading for Europe to purchase luxury items. It was interesting to read that Chinese visitors to Europe look to spend a third of their holiday budget on shopping!
  • Indian travellers will travel to the Gulf more as they look to purchase precious metal from these areas.
  • New outbound travel areas will appear with more people travelling from Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • Travellers from the USA will start travelling to countries that had previously been restricted to them as travel restrictions are eased. Countries that will experience a surge in US tourists will include North Korea and Cuba.

From our research it is also suggested that smart phones and smart TV’s will drive travel bookings. It is suggested that travellers will be able to book holidays that they have just seen on a TV show with a simple touch of a button! However, it is suggested that some holiday companies will offer “technology-free” holidays so that people can get away and escape from the digital world!

 
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