Travel Trends for 2010

It’s almost the New Year, and that means it’s time for some predictions. As the travel industry wraps up a very adventurous and sometimes tumultuous year, there are many new predictions heading into 2010. Not only is this the start of a new year, but also of a new decade. This means that there are some very interesting predictions coming out across the industry as a whole. Though not all of the predictions within the travel industry come true at the start of a new year, there is certainly some truth behind many of these that are mentioned.

Eco Friendly and More Accessible

airplane-flyingAs the focus continues to be on a few main issues, there is an expectation that these will be met in the new year. A newer focus on “going green” and being more environmentally friendly will continue to be important. This not only means that more of a focus will be made by travel companies go be eco friendly, but that certain destinations will become more popular. Destinations considered to be eco friendly in nature, such as Sweden, will continue to gain popularity with this trend.

It is also expected that the cry for Wi-Fi and Internet access on planes will continue to be important. This is expected to gain momentum within the new year and turn into a trial of these services being offered on certain airline carriers. This could be of great help in recapturing the otherwise failing business travel sector, so it could turn into good news within the industry.

More Leisure Travel and Fewer Germs

It is expected the leisure travel will continue to grow and thrive within the new year. With a hope for an economy that gets better throughout the new year, there is also a hope that leisure travel will just explode. As it has continued to do well in spite of a failing world economy, this could be very good news within the travel industry as a whole.

Another very important and very current trend involves limiting the number of germs that passengers are exposed to in their travelling. More focus is expected to be put on how passengers can protect themselves from viruses such as H1N1 as they travel to their various destinations.