It’s a new year and a new decade. With that comes reflection, and forward thinking. Perhaps a resolution.
It also means 2020 travel trend reports! (Sigh). Trends aren’t something we at Kaya Responsible Travel think a huge amount about. We have our mission, and we’re sticking to it! We’re here to spread a love of global travel, and to strive for more cultural connections. We think it’s this that will form the foundations of a better world.
2020 travel trends seem to be moving in our direction…
Eco-tourism, sustainable travel, ‘voluntourism’ (a term we dislike) are all on the rise. These travel trends are set to grow even more according to 2020 travel trend reports. It has been an eye-opening decade. Climate change, conservation efforts, and global healthcare crises have meant that more people are needed for international voluntary work. And more people are volunteering internationally.
But, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) just 5% of money spent by tourists stays within the local community in which it’s spent.