Jetsetters or occasional travelers, everyone will be looking for travel as a means of breaking free from convention in 2016. More and more travelers will look for opportunities to explore lesser-known destinations, especially those that are untouched or unique.

It’s going to be a huge year for adventure travel, with many of us wanting to discover untouched, unique places, create unforgettable memories, cross something off the bucket list, push boundaries of the comfort zone and enjoy closer-to-home experiences. Read on as our UNIGLOBE experts give you a lowdown of trends that are set to define leisure travel in 2016.

1. River cruising

In 2016, generation next cruisers are all set to opt for river cruising trips to lesser known places over their staple mega ship ocean cruises. While a riverboat doesn’t cover as much ground as an ocean cruise, it certainly offers unique adventures and more intimate experiences that make it worth your while.

2. Staycations, or travelling closer to home

With locals looking to discover new local experiences while travelling to places close to home, staycation or the trend of taking a holiday closer to home will be another hot travel trend in 2016.

3. Out-of-comfort-zone experiences

Leisure travel will be more and more about fulfilling travelers’ ideal bucket list, including out-of-the-comfort-zone experiences including trips to unordinary places.

4. Multigenerational family vacation

Another new and an interesting trend will be the multigenerational trip or traveling with the whole family to spend some quality time with the entire family while traveling around the world.

5. Adventures that give back

Getting to do some crazy activities and having unique experiences while helping or involving in community’s life - adventure travel that gives back, will also be on the cards in 2016. For example, you go mountaineering while raising money to save the endangered panda.

6. More international trips

Millennials that constitute a growing section of leisure travelers will be taking more international holidays over domestic trips this year.

Take your pick from the vacation experiences mapped out by our experts and embark on a trip that will set you free from convention this year. Let travel be your rollercoaster ride in 2016!


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