Bad and Good Travel Trends of the decade

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Top 5 Bad and Good Travel Trends of the decade

Travelling is always interesting in everyone’s life. Many people travel every day or every year. So today we discuss the top 5 Bad and Good travel trends of the decade, so let’s start.

1. Bad Istagram Travel

Look we’re not here to deny the appeal of Instagram social media is a major driving force behind the wanderlust of many responsible and respectful travelers.

The problem is that with the rise of social media influencers picture-perfect destinations that were once as solitary and untouched as an Instagram photo, would have you believe are now swarmed with people looking to recreate that shot.

The crowds are bad enough but a major problem with doing it for Instagram is that many travelers are now more focused on documenting the experience rather than actually living it goes to a popular Vista and take a look around how many people are taking photos for social media rather than genuinely soaking in the view.

Good Boutique Hotel’s

It’s a pretty common feeling amongst frequent travelers that hotels have a nasty habit of blurring together there’s a distinct hotel design aesthetic that’s understandably but regrettably deeply impersonal as well.

See further on travelers are increasingly looking for unique memorable experiences and thankfully we’re increasingly seeing options for accommodations that check the one-of-a-kind box. Even if they do often tend to be pricier chains have loyalty programs and a sense of familiarity.

But with independent and/or boutique hotels your accommodations feel firmly rooted in the local area plus they tend to offer more personalized services and attention.

2. Bad over-tourism

We’re living in an age of unprecedented mobility a larger percentage of the global population is traveling than ever before in 2018. The World Tourism Board reported one point four billion international tourist arrivals in one sense.

We’re living in an age of unprecedented mobility a larger percentage of the global population is traveling than ever before in 2018. The World Tourism Board reported one point four billion international tourist arrivals in one sense.

It’s at the sheer volume of people can have obvious and fast-acting consequences. Iceland was the hot destination of the decade but large crowds began to undermine, not only its pristine appeal but also overwhelm its infrastructure worst of all heavy foot traffic has had an impact on the local environment.

Good the rise of under tourism

Over tourism is a term that most people are now familiar with under tourism, however, is just beginning to make waves as the term suggests under tourism. Refers to destinations that appeal to travelers looking to escape overcrowded destinations like those we just discussed.

It’s a compelling concept and seems to be beneficial in several ways for travelers looking for an authentic experience these destinations feel fresh and as of yet uncompromised by tourist’s expectations and opportunism for the destinations themselves.

A growing frustration with over-tourism provides them with an opportunity for economic growth for the time being it’s a win-win, but local tourist industries in under tourism destinations need careful planning and management to avoid seeing themselves swap out under or over.

Bad the Brooklyn effect

This is another term that we’ve been hearing increasingly often over the last decade. Brooklyn’s appeal isn’t hard to understand some of its most famous areas are trendy hip youth-oriented and very much focused on artisanal high-quality and niche products, services, and experiences.

In short, it’s hipster heaven but Brooklyn wasn’t always trendy. However, gentrification has seen it evolve into what it is today and its desirability has pushed out lower-income families and long-term businesses.

These socio-economic consequences Brooklyn’s appeal is such that neighborhoods around the world seemingly aim to become the Brooklyn of X this is the Brooklyn effect and it can not only hurt residents but also results in homogeneous travel experiences.

Good authenticity

When a destination receives a high number of travelers local businesses will often begin to adjust their offerings to meet the expectations wants and needs of international visitors.

If you’ve ever walked through the more touristy parts of Paris or Rome you’ve surely seen restaurants with signs that say tourists menu or how about the endless slew of cookie-cutter gift shops one finds near Times Square or in Venice Beach. If the destination is popular enough one can visit a city without having so much as a single experience to which a local can relate.

Thankfully, travelers seem to be pushing back against tourist minded offerings visitors increasingly want authenticity to eat and drink at small local establishments and to observe and engage in the local culture.

4. Bad slum tourism

While authenticity is all well and good there’s a clear difference between engaging with local culture and being exploited over the years visitors seeking to gain perspective or see how others live have given rise to tours, that take visitors.

Usually those of substantial means and privilege into areas of extreme poverty defenders call it educational and humanitarian minded while others deem it boyar istic and that it turns the lives of others into a spectacle of misfortune. Such tours can bring money to these areas and foster connections across socio-economic divides but by the same token, there are arguably much more efficient ways to affect change.

In short, there are ethical poverty tours out there but travelers must do their research beforehand, and given the lack of regulation and countless opportunistic tours out there the popularity of slum tourism at this time feels more harmful than good.

Good ecotourism

While travel experiences are incredibly enriching they come with costs ones that are not only monetary air travel, in particular, is quite taxing on the environment. But given that there are so few viable alternatives people must attempt to minimize their carbon footprint and environmental impact in other ways.

Thankfully there seems to be a concerted effort to think more about the environment we’re seeing an increased number of eco-resorts and environmentally-minded travel packages and tours that invite visitors to appreciate.

A destination without contributing to its decline and as travelers become increasingly self-conscious about the environmental impact they’re prioritizing these businesses and the experiences they have to offer.

5. Bad working while traveling

The last decade has seen the rise of the digital nomads with our lives increasingly taking place online many jobs can be done while on the road be it for an extended holiday or even indefinitely this.

However is a double-edged sword for those who have crafted life and found a balance in which this allows them to support themselves have a fulfilling career and leave their best lives more power to the many, however, being constantly plugged in just means that they haven’t taken a proper vacation.

Years your smartphone’s omnipresence is such that even when you’re on the beach you’re expected to be reachable you’re likely so conditioned to check your email daily that you likely do it without prompting the result is that far too many people never actually disconnect and when traveling that often comes at the expense of the overall experience.

Good slow travel

When you have limited time and you’ve made it to a destination you’ve never been to before the urge is strong to pack in as much as you possibly can this applies. Not only to overall itinerary five European countries in ten days, why not but, also on how you plan your days.

But as anyone who’s been to a budget buffet can tell you more isn’t always better evolving out of the slow food movement, slow travel takes this mentality of savoring. The moment and applies it to all aspects of travel rather than rushing from Rome to Florence.

Take a leisurely drive through the countryside and soak it in sit and watch the sunset from the balcony of the beautiful hotel room you booked, travel shouldn’t be approached with a completists philosophy. Thankfully this is something that in recent years more and more people seem to be taking to heart.

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