Tourism Trends Outlook 2022

If you’re one of many that wish to know what’s being thought of travel trends in 2022, read on!

If you’re one of many that wish to know what’s being thought of travel trends in 2022, read on for the most trending locations in the US and abroad. Some may surprise you, others are timeless staples at the top of everyone’s list.

After more than two years of suffering at the hands of COVID-19, hopes are high for 2022. Although the threat of OMICRON still lingers in the air, people are ready to vacation, and no one’s taking traveling for granted anymore.

It is believed that 2022 will be full of bucket list adventures, long family trips, both nationally and internationally, and revenge spending. After having lost so many loved ones and being forced to quarantine for a years, it only makes sense.

As said by Caroline Sprunger from Jetset World Travel:

“I’ve seen more multi-gen requests than ever as families want to gather and travel together now that they’re able to again,”

Other advisors say that two, even four-week trips are becoming the new norm, while other travelers remain cautious due to the new variant.

The Best Destinations to Visit

Travel advisors from New Orleans evaluate the travel trends for 2022 and deduce that places like New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston are great destinations with a tremendous global influence. In case a client misses their trip to Spain, France, Africa, or the Caribbean, then these places can give them similar cultural experiences.

Other than that, Mexico stands as an accessible destination to visit if you’re wondering, “Where can Americans travel?”

What is International Travel if not to Europe?

As we could’ve guessed already, Europe stays in demand as always. Many people in 2021 were not ready to travel abroad to European cities, but after the vaccination rollout, they’re ready to book their trips.

People are showing more interest in Portugal, Madeira, Algarve, and Porto. Besides that, the focus has also remained on Italy and Greece, with most of the demand being for 7 to 14 days. In addition, Bali, London, Paris, and Rome top many people’s lists.

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) provided a comprehensive overview of the wellness economy, which stood at $4.4 trillion in 2020. Global wellness tourism fell from $720.4 billion to $435.7 billion.

They estimate the average annual growth rate to be at 21% for tourism from 2020 to 2025, surpassing the global GDP of 9.9% in the same period.

The Final Outlook

The outlook for travel and tourism trends in 2022 seems promising, with at least 33.2% of travelers in America saying that they will be taking more family and leisure trips in 2022. In addition to that, about 29.3% say that they will be increasing urban travel.

However, there are some areas of concern, such as gas prices and financial instability. Despite that, at least 64.9% of Americans feel optimistic about traveling in 2022. Check out our upcoming trips in America and abroad for inspiration.

Which kind of traveler are you, and do you have a positive outlook on traveling in 2022?