LuxurySlowing down, going further and achieving goals set to influence travel decisions

The 2018 travel trends you should know about

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Remote travel is a trend to watch in 2018
Remote travel is a trend to watch in 2018

Jacada Travel has seen a growth in the number of travellers who want to take longer trips (defined here as trips lasting longer than two weeks).  In 2017, 40% of bookings were for trips longer than two weeks, but for trips already booked for 2018, 50% are more than two weeks in duration.

Luxury travel operator Jacada Travel is predicting 2018 will be a year of long trips, slowing down, and learning to appreciate the world around us. 

Jacada Travel has seen a growth in the number of travellers who want to take longer trips (defined here as trips lasting longer than two weeks).  In 2017, 40% of bookings were for trips longer than two weeks, but for trips already booked for 2018, 50% are more than two weeks in duration.  

“People are getting to a point now where they just want to slow down, unwind and fully let go. That often means 'switching off' for more than a week or ten days,” says Jacada's founder, Alex Malcolm. 

Here are some of the travel trends being predicted by Jacada experts.

Wildlife in Latin America

Where Africa was once solely considered the destination for wildlife spotting, there have been amazing developments in Latin America's conservation scene.

From bird watching to jaguar conservation, this region has a lot to rival other parts of the world, and there are now several luxury properties that specialise in wildlife viewing

Achievement-Based Travel
With 2017 as the year of experiential travel, connecting closely with the country or destination, 2018 will see this taken a step further with people pushing to achieve either a lifelong goal or using travel to find themselves.

More and more, people are travelling to achieve something - such as climbing a certain mountain or hiking a difficult trek - built into their trip

Sustainability gathers pace 
Sustainability has been a buzzword in the travel industry for a few years, but Jacada is finally seeing the concept go from theoretical to legitimate practice, with luxury properties and operators around the world adopting increasingly interesting ways to put their money where their mouths are.

Remote luxury
Luxury is increasingly being associated with remoteness and disconnectivity. And with people dedicating more time towards travel they are willing to travel to far-flung, often difficult to get to destinations in order to feel like they have a small piece of the world (nearly) entirely to themselves.


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