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Top Seven Travel Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

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Courtesy the pandemic that halted world economies for a while, the recovery phase of covid-19 birthed several travel trends and the new normals. New ways of living such as working remotely, from anywhere in the world and living an environmentally friendly and sustainable lifestyle. Here, we'll take a look at the top seven travel trends to watch out for this year. These trends seek to save you on your budget while offering

you the full pleasure of traveling.

1. Green Tourism

Day-in-day-out, many become aware of the mutual responsibility between humans and our environments. This has informed the traveling decisions of many. Thereby increasing the trend of sustainable travel practices such as reducing energy consumption and supporting local businesses and communities. Eco-friendly travelers can also opt for sustainable accommodation options, like camping and glamping, and opt for green transportation, such as public transport or electric vehicles.

This type of travel is not only good for the environment, but it also allows travelers to experience regional cultures and get off the beaten path. From exploring the natural beauty of a national park to visiting an indigenous community, there are plenty of ways to experience eco-friendly tourism. We sure have a couple of destinations to quench your passion for eco-friendly tourism.

2. Clothing Rental For Travel

Like Carrie Johnson did for her wedding, the trend of ‘rent-for-the-occasion’ is increasingly coming the sustainable and cost-effective way to look just right for every occasion. Why lock up some money in your wardrobe after every trip when that could be money saved for more itinerary items on every trip? Clothing rental is the future of sustainable and cost-effective traveling and you sure do not want to miss out on the numerous stylish outlooks and photographs that would add to your travel experience.

Plus, this trend offers you an opportunity to contribute to environmentally sustainable ways of traveling while living the best life has to offer. Did you know that about $500billion is lost yearly due to under-wearing of garments? Help save our life on earth and hop on the trend of ‘rent-to-travel.’

3. Digital Nomads

Digital nomads are people who use technology to work remotely and travel the world. With the rise of remote work and digital communication, it's now easier than ever to work from anywhere in the world. This has enabled more people, like Sara Jabril, to realize their dream of traveling while earning an income.

Digital nomads typically work online, and they often travel to different cities and countries to experience different cultures while they work. This type of travel is becoming increasingly popular and effective by the day.

4. Pay-As-You-Fly

As the Pay-As-You-Fly (PAYF) service is been rolled out by industry leading airlines such as the Lufthansa group, this trend offers travelers the benefit of a hassle-free process in preparing for a trip. PAYF also affords travelers flexibility and no cash-flow troubles should emergencies come up in the middle of planning a trip. While this trend helps check airlines shortcomings, this also helps travelers pay for what is necessary when necessary.

The PAYF also offers you a great opportunity to secure a ticket ahead of time with about a 10-25 percent down payment and paying upfront for the flight at check-in.

5. Voluntourism

Voluntourism combines travel and volunteer work, allowing people to explore new destinations while impacting the lives around them. From taking up teaching roles to working with endangered wildlife, there are numerous volunteer opportunities available. This type of travel allows people to gain a new perspective and contribute their quota to the development of aligned courses and programs.

Voluntourism is a great way to meet new people, gain new skills, and make a mark everywhere one finds him/herself.

6. Road Trips

Road trips afford you the opportunity to explore a destination without the hassle of air travel. With the rise of ride-sharing services, it's now easier than ever to plan a road trip. From exploring the United States' national parks to driving the historic Route 66, there are countless road trips to be had.

The patronage for road trips is on the rise. Road trips allow travelers to explore a destination at their own pace and make spontaneous stops along the way. They're also a great way to travel with friends and family, given that there's plenty of time to bond and make precious memories.

7. Adventure Travel

This year, travelers are looking to experience new things. Given that many spent nearly two years living in fear and isolation, adventure traveling is gaining more listing as many are looking to push their adrenaline beyond limits.

From hiking to rock climbing and white-water rafting to bungee jumping and paragliding, there are countless ways to get your dopamine spiking. Adventure travel is becoming increasingly popular, as it allows travelers to challenge themselves and explore new destinations.

To top it, adventures give you a great way to experience a destination in a unique way while learning more about your hidden capabilities.

Travel and tour is constantly evolving, and there are plenty of new trends to watch out for.

From saving the planet to trying new ways to feel alive; from saving extra cash for itinerary items to looking stylish, Melanin Travels Magic is here to make your next trip a moment to never forget. Let these trends guide you as you plan your next getaway with us. We have just the right packages to meet the fun and the budget.

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