Travelers in 2019 see a series of exciting trends - thanks to changing consumer behaviour and an emphasis on wellness. For those wondering what will be in store for next year, here are some of the top predictions shared by industry experts.

Mini vacations

Planning a big, extended vacation can be extremely stressful. This is why travellers are ditching weeklong summer vacations in favour of shorter, more frequent breaks. The rise of “serial short breakers” means more business for local economies, especially when more people opt for staycations in “more unusual accommodation options.

Insta-holidays

Like it or not, travel business is increasingly driven by a location’s Instagram-ability. In a survey more than 40% of respondents under 33 consider “Instagrammability” the most important factor in choosing their holiday destination. Whether it is art-driven experiences or beautiful locations that are snapshot-worthy, 2019 sees more social media-inspired tourism.

Driven by wellness

Wellness tourism is expected to grow more rapidly in the next few years. From fitness-centric resorts and hotels with holistic spas to natural immersion getaways, these travel experiences are geared to leave you rejuvenated and equipped with the techniques for a better lifestyle.

“B-leisure” trips

Forget business trips. One of the key rising trends in 2019 is “bleisure” travel, which sees people mixing business with leisure. As a result, the line between a business trip and a leisure vacation is increasingly blurry.