Travel is a constantly evolving phenomenon, susceptible to numerous external factors: changing consumer priorities, global conflicts, advancing technology, and – as we’ve seen recently – widespread pandemics.
Predicting how travel will change in the year ahead is, therefore, a matter of speculation. No one here has a crystal ball; instead, we rely on present data to extrapolate some likely fads, consumer habits and hotspot locations. If you plan on traveling this calendar year, if you hold investments in the travel industry, or if you’re simply curious about the shape of tourism in 2024, consider this article a broad-stroke round-up of what you need to know.
The Trends Driving Shifting Consumer Habits
Experts have pointed to several emerging types of travel and tourism to help explain changing consumer habits. In this section, let’s look at five of the most significant new patterns, each responsible for some appreciable impact on the industry as a whole.