Travel Trends 2020: Edutainment, cultural travel to rock the year

From deeper marine explo-ration to experiential travel, the travellers in the next decade are expected to push the boundaries of conventional travel making tourism boom like never before.


Travelling for business frequently may quench the ‘wanderlust’ spirit, but it can also take a toll on one’s health. Recent research has found higher body mass index scores, symptoms of anxiety and depres-sion, and trouble sleeping, among other problems in frequent travelers. Mankiran Chowhan, from an online travel brand providing travel and expense manage-ment services to businesses, predicts,

“Wellness features are also increasingly found in airports from napping pods, to nutri-tious food options, and even therapy dogs. This trend will continue to grow in 2020, and business travellers will have more options, in more places, and at a wider number of price-points, to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle on the go.”


Travel experts find a rising scope for edutainment tourism. Travellers living with the locals, picking skills from them during the stay, is a major trend. Destinations known for educational tours include Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Bannerghatta Biological Park in Karnataka, Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, Dholavira and Lothal in Gujarat, Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, and Hampi in Karnataka.

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According to Vijay Nair, associate vice president and country head of an adventure travel brand, there is “a growing affinity for interest-based travel, especially those who like to plan trips basis a passion or hobby such as photography, adventure and culture & art inclination”. This has led to a surge in the demand for offbeat and unexplored destinations like polar expeditions, wildlife tours, and art and cultural travel.


Having a coastline of 7,516 km and over a thousand islands, India offers a unique opportunity for boosting the marine economy through tourism. More and more people are expected to opt-in fora feel of life underwater. Thinkstock “Bundling of activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and adventure sailing with island hopping circuits, cruise routes, and public and private sector investment in water villas, island resorts and floating restaurants” are expected, says Anil Bansal from international development and consulting group.


What’s better than a perfectly captured picture of you as well as the ones you are travelling with, without having to pester someone ran-dom on the streets to click you. Holidaygraphy stands for hiring a personal photographer who will tend to your need of getting those perfect candid’s with perfect light-ing and absolutely no blurring out. This is a trend that will definitely get popular with the new age traveller, predict experts

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