Travel Trends to Emerge in 2018

Travel Trends to Emerge in 2018Travel Trends to Emerge in 2018

Global travel company Cox & Kings has published its ‘Travel Style 2018’ study, highlighting the popular destinations and trends that will shape the travel behavior in 2018.

The study stated that while destinations will continue to determine the kind of trips one wants to take, one cannot ignore that ultimately immersive experiences will take precedence over destinations, Financial Express reported.

According to the study, in the coming year, travelers will seek experiences that are defined by their personality, interests and style, most of which have been evolving over the years but will find a definite pattern in 2018.

Peter Kerkar, group CEO at Cox & Kings, has presented the top eight experiences that will gain momentum in the coming year.

Culinary Tours

While culinary trips as part of larger holidays are already in place, what will emerge in the coming year is food tours that will not only focus on dining or food tasting, but rather delve more into the cooking style, history of cuisines, local flavors and tradition.


The growing need for experiential travel has made way for "glamping" or glamorous camping lately. Travelers want to be a part of immersive experiences without compromising on the luxuries and glamping is an ideal blend of luxurious accommodation and in-destination experiences.


Technology has made the world smaller and easier to connect with people from different destinations. The curiosity to know more about the world and about oneself, their past, legacy and ancestral history has given birth to the concept of "tracing-your-roots". Tracing one’s family back home while exploring other destinations around is fast catching up with the new age traveler.

River Cruising

Experiencing comfort while exploring hinterlands in river cruises will be the flavor of 2018.


In a quest to balance social good in everything they do, millennials are blending purpose with leisure. Contributing to change in its true sense is becoming a new norm for this generation of the most frequent travelers. Being environmentally and socially conscious, travelers are facilitating voluntourism across the globe.

Shrinking Destinations

Climate change is leading to thawing of pristine glaciers and significant permafrost, islands to submerge, marine ecology to vanish while displacing locales. While the world is working to reverse the effects, some iconic places on earth stay threatened. An increased number of tourists is said to visit such places around the world in 2018 before climate change takes over.

Extreme Adventure

As travelers are spreading into the last unexplored corners of the globe, the demand for bigger, better and more adventurous experiences is surging. Those who wish to test and push their strength are picking up tough expeditions.


According to the study, wellness will emerge as people focus more on improving their physical and emotional wellbeing by travelling for meditation, spa, yoga, ayurveda massages and bathing in mineral-rich water bodies for rejuvenation.

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