Today we are going to talk about something hot: which travel trends are going to rock in 2014.
We have been browsing the net looking for news,
articles, blog posts and interviews on the subject and ended up with
our own opinion that we are happy to share with you. (Hopefully we
will get your feedback!)
tell us that in 2014 the number of tourists travelling with "food"
aspirations, as it were, will sensibly increase. In other words,
we're going to see a real boom in the food
and wine tourism, namely that holiday
allows travellers to discover the culinary delights of a given
location (country, region, city) falling in love with typically local
passionate foodie-tourists love to know everything about the origins
of a recipe, the origin of the ingredients, the different methods of
production and conservation of products or the chefs' secrets, opening
up new tourism opportunities.
On the other
hand, all the buzz about good and healthy food is a recent
phenomenon: just think of the increasing frequency of culinary
programs on the telly.
this regard, Italy is undoubtedly one of the countries where this
type of tourism has more chance to get established in virtue of a
food and wine tradition
that the entire world already appreciates.
Previsions are clear: the number of tourists
who will opt for a cruise in 2014 will double in number.
it seems that even the average age of cruise passengers is going to
decrease involving a much younger target (so far, cruises have been
chosen mostly by travellers, so to say, more mature ones).
What about the
most coveted destinations?
will attract the largest number of tourists; Caribbean
will remain a classic, while Scandinavian
will definitely increase in numbers.
like to point it out that it will not be exclusively sea cruises.
2014 will be the year of fluvial
cruising, especially along the major
rivers of Europe, but also in more exotic destinations such as Egypt
airports will become more and more enjoyable thanks to a series of
architectural interventions that will turn these crossing places into
real lounges where flyers can taste an excellent sushi or book
car rental with the ever increasing (free) wi-fi.
And this brings
us to the next trend we want to present to you.
directly on site
is the up and coming scenario:
a great part of travel-related services, such as car rental, as
mentioned above, tour booking or even hotel booking, will be to book
while travelling or once at a destination, no longer from home. It is
clear that the increasing use of smart-phones and mobile devices has
played and will keep on playing a decisive role in this change.
The year of
is no more an additional service, but a necessity just like heating,
air con or water. This is the reason why hotels MUST offer it free,
particularly when tourists are foreign.
Let's hope that
the fact of being free will not affect the quality: in other words, we
say YES to fast and performing connections, possibly not only in the
public areas, but also in the rooms so that guests can browse the web lying comfortably on their bed, just like they were at home.