After extracting information from traveller endorsements, reviews, preferences, insights and innovation in e-commerce travel technology, Booking.com, an online accommodation booking website, has rolled out predictions for travellers in the coming year.
Here is what they have to say:
- About 44 per cent expect to be able to plan their holiday in a few simple taps of their smartphone and 52 per cent expect their use of travel apps to increase in 2017.
- Also, 56 per cent would like to do more independent travel in 2017, a trend particularly prevalent amongst those from Brazil, India, the United States, China and Thailand. Top destinations where Indians can indulge their pioneering spirit include Indonesia, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia, and Philippines.
- The coming year will see many travellers prioritising health conscious trips that promise harmony for the mind, body and soul, particularly those from India, China and Thailand.
- Travel has become a lifestyle not a luxury for increasing numbers. In fact, 44 per cent people see a future where we'll be holidaying in far flung corners of the galaxy or deep under the ocean, which may not be as far off as one might think.