The first six months of 2018 have seen dramatic changes and trends in the world of travel, says Goway Travel.
According to the tour operator, this has meant new star destinations, greater flexibility for solo travellers and an increased demand for expertise in niche markets. This need for specialization, notes Goway, has meant the return of a powerful asset in the traveller’s toolkit – an expert travel agent.
Despite a wealth of online resources, the knowledge and experience of a travel agent offers travellers an edge when it comes to optimizing their vacation time, saving money and finding those local treats hidden away from the tourist crowds.
Each of Goway’s specialized departments has noticed its own trends and hot destinations for 2018, reconfirming travellers’ appetite for variety, and their willingness to explore new destinations. Italy, Greece and Ireland remain staple destinations in Europe, but Croatia is also proving popular alongside its Mediterranean neighbours. In Asia, Japan and Thailand remain popular, offering a variety experiences to suit a wide variety of travel styles.
Goway adds that travellers are getting even more adventurous in its southern destinations. Those booking an African safari are extending their enquiries to Malawi and Zambia. Meanwhile, in South America, Chile and Colombia are luring travellers beyond more familiar favourites like Peru and Argentina.
For travellers who want to experience several countries, Goway’s rail itineraries are a convenient way of linking a number of destinations in style, almost like a cruise on land. Solo travel is another rapidly expanding market.