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Kenners onthul die top 2018 -reistendense -galery

Kenners onthul die top 2018 -reistendense -galery

Waarheen sal 2018 jou neem?

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As u iets soos ons het, is dit waarskynlik een van u beste nuwejaarsvoornemens om meer te reis. Hier by The Daily Meal verstaan ​​ons die vreugdes en lewensveranderende ervarings wat reis u kan meebring, in 'n poging om u te help om die drome te verwesenlik, het ons geskryf oor hierdie jaar se bestemmings wat u moet besoek en die plekke wat u die beste sal gee die meeste geld vir u geld in 2018. Daar is natuurlik meer om te reis as net die bestemmings, en onder die beste neigings op reis vind u die tipe ervarings waarmee u mede -globetrotters u Instagram -feed sal geniet of die die soort gadgets wat hulle gaan koop.

Ons het die top tendense wat u hierdie jaar moet dophou, afgerond deur die wysheid van bekende reisdeskundiges in te win. Hierdie kenners - wat ons vriende insluit, die Australiese televisie -gasheer en kosjoernalis Reuben Mourad en reisskrywer en fotojoernalis Ron Stern - het hul visie vir 2018 gedeel, wat nie net bestemmings insluit nie, maar ook spesifieke ervarings, reisroetes en toerusting. As u 'n wonderlike reisjaar wil hê, hoef u nie verder te soek nie, want hierdie kundiges weet presies wat die beste reistendense van hierdie jaar gaan wees.

Kenners onthul die beste reistendense van 2018

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As u iets soos ons het, is dit waarskynlik een van u beste nuwejaarsvoornemens om meer te reis. As u 'n wonderlike reisjaar wil beleef, hoef u nie verder te soek nie, want hierdie kundiges weet presies wat die beste reistendense van hierdie jaar gaan wees.

Lugrederye sal probeer om vlugte pret te maak

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Reisskrywer Vicki Arkoff het ons meegedeel dat verskeie lugrederye vanjaar 'n groot poging aanwend om vlugte draagliker te maak - selfs pret - vir hul passasiers. Onlangs het sosiale media verlig oor die aankondiging van Southwest Airlines dat hulle vliegkonserte sal hou met Warner Music Nashville-musikante op uitgesoekte vlugte. "Die Taiwanese vervoerder EVA Airlines het sy Sanrio -vloot uitgebrei met Hello Kitty, van helder geverfde vliegtuie tot stewardessuniforms en versierde maaltye met bento -boks," het Arkoff gesê. "En beleërde United Airlines doen Herculean-pogings om sy reputasie te herstel met temavlugte soos verlede jaar se hippie-vlugte na San Francisco en die uitstuur van Hawaii met die 70's vir sy laaste Boeing 747."

Australië en Nieu -Seeland

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Bo -aan Arkoff se lys van die warmste bestemmings van 2018 is Nieu -Seeland, danksy die pragtige landskap en die kulturele ervaring. "Dit is toevallig een van die mooiste en geografies mees uiteenlopende lande ter wêreld, met natuurlike aantreklikhede soos varingrotte, gletsers, fjorde en geluide van robbe en pikkewyne, gloeiende grotte en geotermiese mere," het sy gesê Die daaglikse maaltyd. Vicki noem ook die diversiteit van sy stede, soos die 'toevallige gesofistikeerdheid' van Auckland, die geleenthede van Queenstown vir ekstreme sport en die inheemse Maori -kultuur van die eiland. 'Australië word herontdek om dieselfde redes waarom die wêreld in die 1980's 'n obsessie daarmee gehad het, danksy die krokodil Dundee-koors,' het sy bygevoeg en Tasmanië, Sydney en die Great Barrier Reef genoem as 'n moet-sien bestemming in hierdie deel van die wêreld.

Vaar vir kos

Nie net een nie, maar twee van ons reisdeskundiges het cruises genoem, veral voedsel op cruises, tydens die bespreking van 2018 se reistendense. 'Vergeet vervelige buffette', het Reuben Mourad aan The Daily Meal gesê. "Cruise word 'n baie gewilde vakansie vir die kosreisiger." Mourad is van mening dat die cruise -kookkuns hierdie jaar so goed sal wees dat dit jou weer wil laat seëvier, aangesien meer en meer vaartuie gourmet -kosse of spesiale restaurante aanbied, in samewerking met topsjefs soos Curtis Stone, wat Share bekendgestel het. , 'n restaurant op Princess Cruises. 'U sal vergeet dat u in die middel van die see is met eetplekke van die hoogste gehalte, soos Stone se wonderlik sout eendpootkonfyt, of sy absoluut heerlike ricotta cavatelli,' het Mourad gesê. Die mede -globetrotter Ron Stern glo dat cruises dit doen om aan die vraag van hul kliënte te voldoen wat iets meer wil hê uit hul eetervarings aan boord as om net 'te gaan sit', met verwysing na verskeie vaarte. "Oceana Cruises bied toere agter die skerms op plaaslike markte, praktiese kookklasse in hul kulinêre sentrum aan boord en uitstappies met eetbare ontdekkingstoere," het Stern aan The Daily Meal gesê. bied uitstappies buite die boot vir truffeljag en besoeke aan waar hulle petit-gris teel vir escargot. ”

Drinkroetes

Drink jou pad deur 2018 deur deur die stede van Amerika te drink. Die inwoner van Australië, Rueben Mourad, het The Daily Meal vertel van sy eerste reis na 'n distilleerdery 'n paar maande gelede, toe hy Philadelphia Distilling besoek het. Hy het gesien hoe Bluecoat, die plaaslike gin van Philadelphia, gemaak word en in fantastiese cocktails verander word en bedien word met kos wat spesifiek bedoel is om hom te vergesel, wat hom 'n baie groter waardering vir die ervaring gee, wat hy 'werklik lokaal' genoem het. "Daar is 'n magdom distilleerderye regoor die land, en die meeste moedig besoekers aan om dit in te gaan en die plaaslike kos en drank te probeer wat deur hul drank geïnspireer is," het Mourad gesê. Dit blyk baie sukses te behaal, want hy verseker ons dat reisplanne wat op drank gebaseer word, meer gereeld onder reisigers op soek is na hiper-plaaslike verkenning.

Laaste kans toerisme

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Danksy klimaatsverandering is daar wêreldwyd baie besienswaardighede wat vervaag en die gevaar loop om vir ewig te verdwyn. En soos die geluk dit wil hê, is dit gewoonlik een van die mees asemrowende plekke ter wêreld. Neem die Maledive, wat u absoluut moet sien voordat dit in die see sak, of Antarktika, wat ons lys van besienswaardighede vir 2018 gemaak het. Tiffany Harrison, Amerikaanse bemarkingsbestuurder van STA Travel, 'n reis- en studente-reisagentskap, het aan Forbes.com bevestig dat toerisme in die laaste kans 'n oplewing beleef het, terwyl klimaatsbewuste reisigers haastig is om plekke te sien wat hulle binnekort nie meer die kans het om te besoek nie. "STA Travel het 'n toename in gewildheid beleef na bestemmings buite die pad, soos die Arktiese gebied, Columbia Ice Fields in Kanada, dele van Nieu-Seeland en ander bestemmings wat deur klimaatsverandering geraak word, wat daarop dui dat foto's nie genoeg is nie," sy het gese.

Die Midde-Ooste

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Dit sal u miskien verbaas om te sien dat die Midde -Ooste een van die belangrikste reisgebiede van 2018 gaan wees, met Abu Dhabi, Egipte en Jordanië (en Marokko, afhangende van u definisie van die Midde -Ooste) wat ons lys van die top plekke wat u hierdie jaar moet besoek. Met Palestina aan die voorpunt danksy 'n toename van 57,8 persent in internasionale toeriste, is die Midde -Ooste die reisstreek ter wêreld wat die vinnigste groei volgens 'n onlangse reisbarometer van die World Tourism Organization. Nuwe hotelle en luukse oorde verskyn oral in die streek, veral in Egipte en die Verenigde Arabiese Emirate, wat baie te bied het as gevolg van uiteenlopende en gewilde kookkuns, sowel as tonne boeiende politieke en godsdienstige geskiedenis.

Duisendjarige vaartuie

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Namate generasie Y volwasse word en meer begin reis, neem reisondernemings kennis en fokus hulle spesifiek, veral vaartuigondernemings. "Cruise lines trek die stop vir duisendjariges met temavaarte, aktiewe roetes en skepe wat spesifiek ontwerp is vir 20 tot 40-jariges, soos U by Uniworld se sjiek, swart rivierbote," het Arkoff aan The Daily Meal gesê. Sy noem Carnival as die grootste skutter vir hierdie mark, met bekostigbare vaarte wat te danke is aan fantastiese nagklubs, en noem ook die komende Symphony of the Seas van Royal Caribbean, wat die grootste vaartuig tot nog toe sal wees, vol allerhande aktiwiteite soos 'n hoë spoed waterglybaan, ritsvoering en laserplaatjie.

Duisendjarige hotelle

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Cruise lines is nie die enigste wat weet waarheen die mark op pad is nie. "Hoteliers sal die pogings verskerp om die duisendjarige mark te lok met jong, lewendige handelsmerke soos Radisson RED en Hyatt Centric, wat sy hotelle vanjaar sal verdubbel," het Arkoff gesê. “Kreatiewe kunshotelle, soos The Art Hotel in Denver, W South Beach en 21c Museum Hotels-insluitend die nuutste eiendom in Nashville-verdwyn vervelig deur moderne versamelings van wêreldgehalte in lobby's, gange, gastekamers en selfs die hysbakke te draai. ”

Nasionale parke

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Amerika het 'n magdom pragtige en uitgestrekte nasionale parke. Volgens Jessica Bisesto, senior reisredakteur van TravelPirates, is 2018 hul tyd om te skyn. "Terwyl die gaspryse daal, is meer mense bereid om te ry om die pragtige berge, woestyne, gletsers en staproetes wat ons nasionale parke bied, te sien," het sy aan PopSugar gesê. "Kampeer en stap is gewilde aktiwiteite vir reisigers uit alle lewensterreine, en toegangsgeld is bekostigbaar vir gesinne van alle groottes." Hulle is ook ideaal vir piekniek.

Portugal

Mourad het ons ook vertel dat Europa na sy mening die warmste bestemming vir 2018 in Portugal is, wat hy die afgelope jare as 'n "stille presteerder" beskou. As in ag geneem word dat die hoofstad, Lissabon, een van die snelste groeiende toeristeplekke ter wêreld is, is hy reg op geld. 'Dit het 'n wonderlike mengsel van pragtige kus- en ongerepte strande, fassinerende kultuur en geskiedenis, en (die belangrikste) 'n kranksinnige kosstoneel,' het hy gesê. Hy noem die wonderlike pastel de nata wat u in een van die nuwerwets koshuise in Lissabon kan vind, vars seekos aan die kus en heerlike verskeidenheid rysgeregte en vrugtige wyne as hoogtepunte van die Portugese kookkuns. Dit lyk asof Vicki Arkoff saamstem. 'Portugal bevredig smaak vir vergelykbare kulinêre avonture, goeie wyn, historiese argitektuur, pragtige strande en selfs Europa se beste nie-kontinentale riviervaart,' het sy gesê.

Heroorweeg Europa

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Toe Vicki Arkoff saamstem met die mening van Reuben Mourad oor Portugal, het sy eintlik gesê dat die opkoms van die land as toeristebestemming deel uitmaak van 'n groter patroon in hoe internasionale besoekers Europa sien. 'Reisigers heroorweeg Europa weens politieke onrus en terrorisme in plekke soos Barcelona en Turkye, en oormatige toerisme in Venesië, Parys, Santorini en selfs Kroasië,' het sy aan The Daily Meal gesê. Sy voorspel dat minder gewilde bestemmings uiteindelik 'n bietjie aandag sal kry, met verwysing na kleiner lande soos Wit-Rusland, Ciprus, Moldawië en Malta, waarvan die hoofstad ons lys gemaak het van die bestemmings wat ons vanjaar moet besoek. Portugal, op sy beurt, is ideaal vir diegene wat 'honger is na die Iberiese kultuur sonder Spaanse spanning', terwyl Skotland en Ierland, volgens Arkoff, 'meer bied vir minder' met hul feesseisoene as die te duur en toeristebelaaide Londen in die somermaande.

SCOTTeVEST

Die afgelope paar jaar het lugrederye baie veranderings aangebring wat hul flyers minder gelukkig laat voel het. Baie vra nou vir handbagasie, bo en behalwe die ingeboekte bagasie en handbagasie wat reisigers altyd geteister het. Ron Stern het egter 'n oplossing wat hy voel beslis hierdie jaar gaan oorneem: SCOTTeVEST. SCOTTeVest, een van ons reisprodukte wat u moet probeer vir 2017, is 'n klerereeks wat spesifiek bedoel is vir reisigers, met buiteklere met verskeie sakke binne en buite wat 'n verrassende hoeveelheid dinge kan dra, van elektroniese toestelle tot versnaperinge tot u reisdokumente en meer . "Die jasse is stylvol, goed gemaak, gemaklik en verberg omtrent alles wat u nodig mag hê as u op die linkeroewer in Parys loop of 'n draai maak deur 'n kaasfabriek in Amsterdam," het Stern gesê.

Solo -reis sal nie so eensaam wees nie

Aangesien solo -reise in gewildheid toegeneem het, vind Reuben Mourad dat dit nie meer so solo is nie. Dus, as u die tipe persoon is wat graag geselskap het, moet u nie alleenreis afwys nie. Mourad het aan The Daily Meal gesê dat meer en meer maatskappye opgedaag het wat spesiaal vir die alleenreisiger voorsiening maak, soos Busabout, wat 'n verskeidenheid reisroetes bied waaruit u kan kies waaruit u mense van dieselfde ouderdom kan aansluit vir 'n reis wat oral van 'n week tot selfs 'n paar maande. Hierdie reise sluit ook kos, verblyf, bus- of bootreis en 'n toergids in om u te vergesel. 'Dit gee u die geleentheid om u eie, onafhanklike ding te doen, nuwe mense te ontmoet en so avontuurlik te wees as wat u wil, sonder die spanning en angs om alleen in 'n vreemde land te reis,' het hy gesê.

Treinreise

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Neem 'n tree terug in die tyd hierdie 2018 met 'n treinreis na u bestemming. Terwyl treinreise oor lang afstande in die onlangse geskiedenis meer 'n uitstekende reiservaring was, dink Jessica Bisesto dit sal vanjaar 'n terugkeer maak met meer bekostigbaarheid. "Namate meer Amerikaners leer hoe om hul vakansiedae te optimaliseer, word geleenthede om stadiger te reis, meer algemeen," het sy aan PopSugar gesê. 'Tans is meer en meer opsies beskikbaar in baie lande in baie lande, wat toeriste die geleentheid bied om 'n ongelooflike uitsig oor verskillende dorpe te geniet.

Reis vir vroue

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Benewens solo -reise, het veral solo -reise vir vroue al hoe meer gewild geword. Vroue word elke jaar meer en meer bemagtig, en 2018 lyk 'n jaar waarin vroue werklik gereed is om enigiets aan te pak. "Sosiaal is ons op 'n plek waar ons meer openlik oor vrouekwessies gepraat het as ooit tevore," het Kelly Lewis, stigter van die Women's Travel Fest en Damesly.com, aan Frommer's gesê. 'Dit is regtig bemagtigend en verwyder 'n deel van die vrees wat baie vroue oor mag het.' Spandeer die naweek op 'n vakansie vir vroue met REI Adventures, of neem ander toere wat slegs vir vroue aangebied word deur maatskappye soos Austin Adventures of Exodus Travel. Klaar om die wêreld met hierdie neigings in 2018 aan te durf, maar wonder u hoe u dit kan bekostig? Lees ons gids vir die goedkoopste plekke om te reis, maand vir maand.


ASTA, sandale onthul belangrike reistendense op die nasionale reisadviseurdag

Egpaar hersien hul besprekings by 'n reisagent (Foto via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

Die American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) vier saam met Sandals Resorts die National Travel Advisor Day.

Die twee organisasies het kragte saamgesnoer in 'n navorsingsstudie wat reisigers se houding en gedrag teenoor reis bepaal het om belangrike insigte te gee aan adviseurs wat wonder hoe die somerstormloop daar uitsien.

"Danksy ons vennote by Sandals Resorts, het ons hierdie jaar goeie nuus op die nasionale reisadviseurdag," het Zane Kerby, president en uitvoerende hoof van ASTA, gesê. 'Hierdie navorsing fokus op die veranderende landskap vir reis, met die oog daarop om adviseurs te help om die belangrikheid van hul rol as advokate vir hul kliënte te verstaan. Die goeie nuus vir reisadviseurs is dat ons 'n sterk toename in die algehele vraag na reis ondervind, en dat reisigers hulle tot die kundiges wend om advies. "

'Reisigers wil graag gemiste oomblikke vergoed en terugkeer na die plesier om oor te droom en uiteindelik hul vakansie te neem. Hierdie navorsing beklemtoon die belangrikheid van vertroude advies wat hand aan hand gaan met betroubare handelsmerke as deel van hul reisbeplanningsreis, ”sê Gary Sadler, uitvoerende vise -president van Sandals Resorts, Global Sales & Industry Relationships. “Kundigheid is belangrik. Ons het hierdie voordele lank gevier, wie se leiding reis en reis eenvoudig beter maak, veral vandag. ”

Die navorsing fokus op drie verskillende gebiede, reisbestemmings, voorkeure en die gebruik van 'n reisadviseur.

Belangrike bevindinge toon dat meer as 'n kwart van die reisigers (27 persent) altyd of dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie. Na die pandemie het byna die helfte van die reisigers (44 persent) egter gesê dat hulle meer geneig is om 'n reisadviseur te gebruik.

Die navorsing het ook bevind dat byna alle reisigers (94 persent) wat altyd/dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie, waarskynlik een na die pandemie sal gebruik.

Reisigers wat reisadviseurs gebruik het voor die pandemie, was meer gereed om weer te reis noudat die omstandighede weer normaal word. Die opname het bevind dat 72 persent van die reisigers wat by 'n reisadviseur bespreek het, gereed was om die pad aan te val, teenoor 47 persent van die gebruikers wat nie 'n reisadviseur was nie.

Ander besonderhede wat deur die navorsing onthul is, dui daarop dat reisigers wat 'n adviseur gebruik, meer geneig is om in 'n allesomvattende oord te bly (33 persent teenoor 16 persent), meer geneig is om na die buiteland te reis (35 persent teenoor 18 persent) en meer geneig is om neem 'n vaart (36 persent teenoor 10 persent).

Reisvoorkeure

Daar is 'n paar duidelike verskille tussen reisigers wat 'n adviseur gebruik en diegene wat dit nie doen nie.

ASTA se navorsing het getoon dat 45 persent van die mense wat altyd 'n reisadviseur gebruik, kwaliteit tyd sonder kinders as 'n topprioriteit beskou in vergelyking met 13 persent van die gebruikers wat nie reisadviseurs het nie.

Sewentig persent van die mense wat 'n reisadviseur gebruik, beskou ''n rustige aandete' 'as 'n belangrike aspek van hul volgende vakansie in vergelyking met 51 persent van die gebruikers wat nie reisadviseurs het nie.

Onder reisigers in die algemeen is meer as die helfte van die reisigers gereed om nou te reis (29 persent) of binne die volgende drie maande (25 persent). Teen die einde van 2021 is almal behalwe 19 persent van die reisigers gereed om weer te reis, het die studie bevind.

Die studie het verskeie maniere geïdentifiseer dat reisadviseurs die naald kan beweeg met kliënte wat huiwerig is om by 'n adviseur te bespreek, insluitend die aanbieding van 'n gratis kameropgradering, insluitend gratis ontbyt en fooi, persoonlike ervarings of lekker eetgeleenthede.

Nie verrassend nie, 55 persent van die reisigers wat nog nooit 'n reisadviseur gebruik het nie, is meer geneig om dit te gebruik as dit beteken dat hulle toegang het tot die spesiale verhoudings van die reisadviseur en toegang tot binnekant, volgens die navorsing.

Reisbestemmings

Die ASTA- en Sandals -navorsing toon 'n verskuiwing in die gewenste bestemmings.

Die belangstelling in reis na Europa en die Karibiese Eilande het die hoogte ingeskiet. Uit die opname is bevind dat byna twee derdes van die reisigers (62 persent) wil vakansie hou in die VSA, dat byna die helfte (45 persent) na Europa wil gaan, gevolg deur 44 persent wat na die Karibiese Eilande wil reis.

Dit is baie anders as navorsing voor die pandemie, in Januarie 2020, wat bevind het dat 75 persent van die reisigers beplan om 'n reis na die VSA te neem en 17 persent het Europa op hul reisplan.

Die navorsing het ook 'n merkbare toename in die belangstelling in die Karibiese Eilande getoon. Vier en veertig persent van die reisigers het gesê dat hulle hierdie jaar na die Karibiese Eilande wil gaan, 'n toename van 33 persent teenoor Januarie verlede jaar.

Reisigers stel ook belang in verskillende aktiwiteite na die pandemie.

Die studie het bevind dat die gewildste aktiwiteite die besoek van historiese plekke (53 persent), ongerepte strande en sonsondergange (49 persent) of unieke eetervarings (47 persent) behels. Slegs 29 persent sê dat hulle 'n groot stad wil besoek.


ASTA, sandale onthul belangrike reistendense op die nasionale reisadviseurdag

Egpaar hersien hul besprekings by 'n reisagent (Foto via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

Die American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) vier saam met Sandals Resorts die National Travel Advisor Day.

Die twee organisasies het kragte saamgesnoer in 'n navorsingsstudie wat reisigers se houding en gedrag teenoor reis bepaal het om belangrike insigte te gee aan adviseurs wat wonder hoe die somerstormloop daar uitsien.

"Danksy ons vennote by Sandals Resorts, het ons hierdie jaar goeie nuus op die nasionale reisadviseurdag," het Zane Kerby, president en uitvoerende hoof van ASTA, gesê. 'Hierdie navorsing fokus op die veranderende landskap vir reis, met die oog daarop om adviseurs te help om die belangrikheid van hul rol as advokate vir hul kliënte te verstaan. Die goeie nuus vir reisadviseurs is dat ons 'n sterk toename in die algehele vraag na reise sien, en dat reisigers hulself tot die deskundiges wend om advies. "

'Reisigers wil graag gemiste oomblikke vergoed en terugkeer na die plesier om oor te droom en uiteindelik hul vakansie te neem. Hierdie navorsing beklemtoon die belangrikheid van vertroude advies wat hand aan hand gaan met betroubare handelsmerke as deel van hul reisbeplanningsreis, ”sê Gary Sadler, uitvoerende vise -president van Sandals Resorts, Global Sales & Industry Relationships. “Kundigheid is belangrik. Ons het hierdie voordele lank gevier, wie se leiding reis en reis eenvoudig beter maak, veral vandag. ”

Die navorsing fokus op drie verskillende gebiede, reisbestemmings, voorkeure en die gebruik van 'n reisadviseur.

Belangrike bevindinge toon dat meer as 'n kwart van die reisigers (27 persent) altyd of dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie. Na die pandemie het byna die helfte van die reisigers (44 persent) gesê dat hulle meer geneig is om 'n reisadviseur te gebruik.

Die navorsing het ook bevind dat byna alle reisigers (94 persent) wat altyd/dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie, waarskynlik een na die pandemie sal gebruik.

Reisigers wat reisadviseurs gebruik het voor die pandemie, was meer gereed om weer te reis, noudat die omstandighede weer normaal word. Die opname het bevind dat 72 persent van die reisigers wat by 'n reisadviseur bespreek het, gereed was om die pad aan te val, teenoor 47 persent van die gebruikers wat nie 'n reisadviseur was nie.

Ander besonderhede wat deur die navorsing onthul is, dui daarop dat reisigers wat 'n adviseur gebruik, meer geneig is om in 'n allesomvattende oord te bly (33 persent teenoor 16 persent), meer geneig is om na die buiteland te reis (35 persent teenoor 18 persent) en meer geneig is om neem 'n vaart (36 persent teenoor 10 persent).

Reisvoorkeure

Daar is 'n paar duidelike verskille tussen reisigers wat 'n adviseur gebruik en diegene wat dit nie doen nie.

ASTA se navorsing het getoon dat 45 persent van die mense wat altyd 'n reisadviseur gebruik, kwaliteit tyd sonder kinders as 'n topprioriteit beskou in vergelyking met 13 persent van die gebruikers wat nie reisadviseurs het nie.

Sewentig persent van die mense wat 'n reisadviseur gebruik, beskou ''n rustige aandete' 'as 'n belangrike aspek van hul volgende vakansie in vergelyking met 51 persent van die gebruikers wat nie reisadviseurs het nie.

Onder reisigers in die algemeen is meer as die helfte van die reisigers gereed om nou te reis (29 persent) of binne die volgende drie maande (25 persent). Teen die einde van 2021 is almal behalwe 19 persent van die reisigers gereed om weer te reis, het die studie bevind.

Die studie het verskeie maniere geïdentifiseer dat reisadviseurs die naald kan beweeg met kliënte wat huiwerig is om by 'n adviseur te bespreek, insluitend die aanbieding van 'n gratis kameropgradering, insluitend gratis ontbyt en fooi, persoonlike ervarings of lekker eetgeleenthede.

Nie verrassend nie, 55 persent van die reisigers wat nog nooit 'n reisadviseur gebruik het nie, is meer geneig om dit te gebruik as dit beteken dat hulle toegang het tot die spesiale verhoudings van die reisadviseur en toegang tot binnekant, volgens die navorsing.

Reisbestemmings

Die ASTA- en Sandals -navorsing toon 'n verskuiwing in die gewenste bestemmings.

Belangstelling in reis na Europa en die Karibiese Eilande het die hoogte ingeskiet. Uit die opname is bevind dat byna twee derdes van die reisigers (62 persent) wil vakansie hou in die VSA, dat byna die helfte (45 persent) na Europa wil gaan, gevolg deur 44 persent wat na die Karibiese Eilande wil reis.

Dit is baie anders as navorsing voor die pandemie, in Januarie 2020, wat bevind het dat 75 persent van die reisigers beplan om 'n reis na die VSA te neem en 17 persent het Europa op hul reisplan.

Die navorsing het ook 'n merkbare toename in die belangstelling in die Karibiese Eilande getoon. Vier en veertig persent van die reisigers het gesê dat hulle hierdie jaar na die Karibiese Eilande wil gaan, 'n toename van 33 persent teenoor Januarie verlede jaar.

Reisigers stel ook belang in verskillende aktiwiteite na die pandemie.

Die studie het bevind dat die gewildste aktiwiteite die besoek van historiese plekke (53 persent), ongerepte strande en sonsondergange (49 persent) of unieke eetervarings (47 persent) behels. Slegs 29 persent sê dat hulle 'n groot stad wil besoek.


ASTA, sandale onthul belangrike reistendense op die nasionale reisadviseurdag

Egpaar hersien hul besprekings by 'n reisagent (Foto via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

Die American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) vier saam met Sandals Resorts die National Travel Advisor Day.

Die twee organisasies het kragte saamgesnoer in 'n navorsingsstudie wat reisigers se houding en gedrag teenoor reis bepaal het om belangrike insigte te gee aan adviseurs wat wonder hoe die somerstormloop daar uitsien.

"Danksy ons vennote by Sandals Resorts, het ons hierdie jaar goeie nuus op die nasionale reisadviseurdag," het Zane Kerby, president en uitvoerende hoof van ASTA, gesê. 'Hierdie navorsing fokus op die veranderende landskap vir reis, met die oog daarop om adviseurs te help om die belangrikheid van hul rol as advokate vir hul kliënte te verstaan. Die goeie nuus vir reisadviseurs is dat ons 'n sterk toename in die algehele vraag na reis ondervind, en dat reisigers hulle tot die kundiges wend om advies. "

'Reisigers wil graag gemiste oomblikke vergoed en terugkeer na die plesier om oor te droom en uiteindelik hul vakansie te neem. Hierdie navorsing beklemtoon die belangrikheid van vertroude advies wat hand aan hand gaan met betroubare handelsmerke as deel van hul reisbeplanningsreis, ”sê Gary Sadler, uitvoerende vise -president van Sandals Resorts, Global Sales & Industry Relationships. “Kundigheid is belangrik. Ons het hierdie voordele lank gevier, wie se leiding reis en reis eenvoudig beter maak, veral vandag. ”

Die navorsing fokus op drie verskillende gebiede, reisbestemmings, voorkeure en die gebruik van 'n reisadviseur.

Belangrike bevindinge toon dat meer as 'n kwart van die reisigers (27 persent) altyd of dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie. Na die pandemie het byna die helfte van die reisigers (44 persent) egter gesê dat hulle meer geneig is om 'n reisadviseur te gebruik.

Die navorsing het ook bevind dat byna alle reisigers (94 persent) wat altyd/dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie, waarskynlik een na die pandemie sal gebruik.

Reisigers wat reisadviseurs gebruik het voor die pandemie, was meer gereed om weer te reis noudat die omstandighede weer normaal word. Die opname het bevind dat 72 persent van die reisigers wat by 'n reisadviseur bespreek het, gereed was om die pad aan te val, teenoor 47 persent van die gebruikers wat nie 'n reisadviseur was nie.

Ander besonderhede wat deur die navorsing onthul is, dui daarop dat reisigers wat 'n adviseur gebruik, meer geneig is om in 'n allesomvattende oord te bly (33 persent teenoor 16 persent), meer geneig is om na die buiteland te reis (35 persent teenoor 18 persent) en meer geneig is om neem 'n vaart (36 persent teenoor 10 persent).

Reisvoorkeure

Daar is 'n paar duidelike verskille tussen reisigers wat 'n adviseur gebruik en diegene wat dit nie doen nie.

ASTA se navorsing het getoon dat 45 persent van die mense wat altyd 'n reisadviseur gebruik, kwaliteit tyd sonder kinders as 'n topprioriteit beskou in vergelyking met 13 persent van die gebruikers wat nie reisadviseurs het nie.

Sewentig persent van die mense wat 'n reisadviseur gebruik, beskou ''n rustige aandete' 'as 'n belangrike aspek van hul volgende vakansie in vergelyking met 51 persent van die gebruikers wat nie reisadviseurs het nie.

Onder reisigers in die algemeen is meer as die helfte van die reisigers gereed om nou te reis (29 persent) of binne die volgende drie maande (25 persent). Teen die einde van 2021 is almal behalwe 19 persent van die reisigers gereed om weer te reis, het die studie bevind.

Die studie het verskeie maniere geïdentifiseer dat reisadviseurs die naald kan beweeg met kliënte wat huiwerig is om by 'n adviseur te bespreek, insluitend die aanbieding van 'n gratis kameropgradering, insluitend gratis ontbyt en fooi, persoonlike ervarings of lekker eetgeleenthede.

Nie verrassend nie, 55 persent van die reisigers wat nog nooit 'n reisadviseur gebruik het nie, is meer geneig om dit te gebruik as dit beteken dat hulle toegang het tot die spesiale verhoudings van die reisadviseur en toegang tot binnekant, volgens die navorsing.

Reisbestemmings

Die ASTA- en Sandals -navorsing toon 'n verskuiwing in die gewenste bestemmings.

Die belangstelling in reis na Europa en die Karibiese Eilande het die hoogte ingeskiet. Uit die opname is bevind dat byna twee derdes van die reisigers (62 persent) wil vakansie hou in die VSA, dat byna die helfte (45 persent) na Europa wil gaan, gevolg deur 44 persent wat na die Karibiese Eilande wil reis.

Dit is baie anders as navorsing voor die pandemie, in Januarie 2020, wat bevind het dat 75 persent van die reisigers beplan om 'n reis na die VSA te neem en 17 persent het Europa op hul reisplan.

Die navorsing het ook 'n merkbare toename in die belangstelling in die Karibiese Eilande getoon. Vier en veertig persent van die reisigers het gesê dat hulle hierdie jaar na die Karibiese Eilande wil gaan, 'n toename van 33 persent teenoor Januarie verlede jaar.

Reisigers stel ook belang in verskillende aktiwiteite na die pandemie.

Die studie het bevind dat die gewildste aktiwiteite die besoek van historiese plekke (53 persent), ongerepte strande en sonsondergange (49 persent) of unieke eetervarings (47 persent) behels. Slegs 29 persent sê dat hulle 'n groot stad wil besoek.


ASTA, sandale onthul belangrike reistendense op die nasionale reisadviseurdag

Egpaar hersien hul besprekings by 'n reisagent (Foto via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

Die American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) vier saam met Sandals Resorts die National Travel Advisor Day.

Die twee organisasies het kragte saamgesnoer in 'n navorsingsstudie wat reisigers se houding en gedrag teenoor reis bepaal het om belangrike insigte te gee aan adviseurs wat wonder hoe die somerstormloop daar uitsien.

"Danksy ons vennote by Sandals Resorts, het ons hierdie jaar goeie nuus op die nasionale reisadviseurdag," het Zane Kerby, president en uitvoerende hoof van ASTA, gesê. 'Hierdie navorsing fokus op die veranderende landskap vir reis, met die oog daarop om adviseurs te help om die belangrikheid van hul rol as advokate vir hul kliënte te verstaan. Die goeie nuus vir reisadviseurs is dat ons 'n sterk toename in die algehele vraag na reise sien, en dat reisigers hulself tot die deskundiges wend om advies. "

'Reisigers wil graag gemiste oomblikke vergoed en terugkeer na die plesier om oor te droom en uiteindelik hul vakansie te neem. Hierdie navorsing beklemtoon die belangrikheid van vertroude advies wat hand aan hand gaan met betroubare handelsmerke as deel van hul reisbeplanningsreis, ”sê Gary Sadler, uitvoerende vise -president van Sandals Resorts, Global Sales & Industry Relationships. “Kundigheid is belangrik. Ons het hierdie voordele lank gevier, wie se leiding reis en reis eenvoudig beter maak, veral vandag. ”

Die navorsing fokus op drie verskillende gebiede, reisbestemmings, voorkeure en die gebruik van 'n reisadviseur.

Belangrike bevindinge toon dat meer as 'n kwart van die reisigers (27 persent) altyd of dikwels 'n reisadviseur gebruik het voor die pandemie. Na die pandemie het byna die helfte van die reisigers (44 persent) egter gesê dat hulle meer geneig is om 'n reisadviseur te gebruik.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


ASTA, Sandals Reveal Key Travel Trends on National Travel Advisor Day

Couple reviews their bookings with a travel agent (Photo via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is celebrating National Travel Advisor Day alongside Sandals Resorts.

The two organizations joined forces on a research study that gauged travelers’ attitudes and behaviors toward travel to provide key insights to advisors wondering what the summer rush will look like.

“Thanks to our partners at Sandals Resorts, this year we have good news to celebrate on National Travel Advisor Day,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This research focuses on the changing landscape for travel with an eye towards helping advisors understand the importance of their role as advocates for their clients. The good news for travel advisors is that we’re seeing a strong increase in overall demand for travel and as a result - travelers are turning to the experts for advice.”

“Travelers are eager to make up for missed moments and get back to the fun of dreaming about and finally, taking their vacations. This research highlights the importance of trusted advice going hand in hand with trusted brands as part of their travel planning journey,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Vice President Global Sales & Industry Relationships Gary Sadler. “Expertise matters. We have long celebrated these pros whose guidance makes travel and travelling simply better, especially today.”

The research focused on three distinct areas, travel destinations, preferences and using a travel advisor.

Key findings reveal that more than a quarter of travelers (27 percent) always or often used a travel advisor prior to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, however, nearly half of travelers (44 percent) said that they are more likely to use a travel advisor.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


ASTA, Sandals Reveal Key Travel Trends on National Travel Advisor Day

Couple reviews their bookings with a travel agent (Photo via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is celebrating National Travel Advisor Day alongside Sandals Resorts.

The two organizations joined forces on a research study that gauged travelers’ attitudes and behaviors toward travel to provide key insights to advisors wondering what the summer rush will look like.

“Thanks to our partners at Sandals Resorts, this year we have good news to celebrate on National Travel Advisor Day,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This research focuses on the changing landscape for travel with an eye towards helping advisors understand the importance of their role as advocates for their clients. The good news for travel advisors is that we’re seeing a strong increase in overall demand for travel and as a result - travelers are turning to the experts for advice.”

“Travelers are eager to make up for missed moments and get back to the fun of dreaming about and finally, taking their vacations. This research highlights the importance of trusted advice going hand in hand with trusted brands as part of their travel planning journey,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Vice President Global Sales & Industry Relationships Gary Sadler. “Expertise matters. We have long celebrated these pros whose guidance makes travel and travelling simply better, especially today.”

The research focused on three distinct areas, travel destinations, preferences and using a travel advisor.

Key findings reveal that more than a quarter of travelers (27 percent) always or often used a travel advisor prior to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, however, nearly half of travelers (44 percent) said that they are more likely to use a travel advisor.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


ASTA, Sandals Reveal Key Travel Trends on National Travel Advisor Day

Couple reviews their bookings with a travel agent (Photo via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is celebrating National Travel Advisor Day alongside Sandals Resorts.

The two organizations joined forces on a research study that gauged travelers’ attitudes and behaviors toward travel to provide key insights to advisors wondering what the summer rush will look like.

“Thanks to our partners at Sandals Resorts, this year we have good news to celebrate on National Travel Advisor Day,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This research focuses on the changing landscape for travel with an eye towards helping advisors understand the importance of their role as advocates for their clients. The good news for travel advisors is that we’re seeing a strong increase in overall demand for travel and as a result - travelers are turning to the experts for advice.”

“Travelers are eager to make up for missed moments and get back to the fun of dreaming about and finally, taking their vacations. This research highlights the importance of trusted advice going hand in hand with trusted brands as part of their travel planning journey,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Vice President Global Sales & Industry Relationships Gary Sadler. “Expertise matters. We have long celebrated these pros whose guidance makes travel and travelling simply better, especially today.”

The research focused on three distinct areas, travel destinations, preferences and using a travel advisor.

Key findings reveal that more than a quarter of travelers (27 percent) always or often used a travel advisor prior to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, however, nearly half of travelers (44 percent) said that they are more likely to use a travel advisor.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


ASTA, Sandals Reveal Key Travel Trends on National Travel Advisor Day

Couple reviews their bookings with a travel agent (Photo via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is celebrating National Travel Advisor Day alongside Sandals Resorts.

The two organizations joined forces on a research study that gauged travelers’ attitudes and behaviors toward travel to provide key insights to advisors wondering what the summer rush will look like.

“Thanks to our partners at Sandals Resorts, this year we have good news to celebrate on National Travel Advisor Day,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This research focuses on the changing landscape for travel with an eye towards helping advisors understand the importance of their role as advocates for their clients. The good news for travel advisors is that we’re seeing a strong increase in overall demand for travel and as a result - travelers are turning to the experts for advice.”

“Travelers are eager to make up for missed moments and get back to the fun of dreaming about and finally, taking their vacations. This research highlights the importance of trusted advice going hand in hand with trusted brands as part of their travel planning journey,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Vice President Global Sales & Industry Relationships Gary Sadler. “Expertise matters. We have long celebrated these pros whose guidance makes travel and travelling simply better, especially today.”

The research focused on three distinct areas, travel destinations, preferences and using a travel advisor.

Key findings reveal that more than a quarter of travelers (27 percent) always or often used a travel advisor prior to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, however, nearly half of travelers (44 percent) said that they are more likely to use a travel advisor.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


ASTA, Sandals Reveal Key Travel Trends on National Travel Advisor Day

Couple reviews their bookings with a travel agent (Photo via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is celebrating National Travel Advisor Day alongside Sandals Resorts.

The two organizations joined forces on a research study that gauged travelers’ attitudes and behaviors toward travel to provide key insights to advisors wondering what the summer rush will look like.

“Thanks to our partners at Sandals Resorts, this year we have good news to celebrate on National Travel Advisor Day,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This research focuses on the changing landscape for travel with an eye towards helping advisors understand the importance of their role as advocates for their clients. The good news for travel advisors is that we’re seeing a strong increase in overall demand for travel and as a result - travelers are turning to the experts for advice.”

“Travelers are eager to make up for missed moments and get back to the fun of dreaming about and finally, taking their vacations. This research highlights the importance of trusted advice going hand in hand with trusted brands as part of their travel planning journey,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Vice President Global Sales & Industry Relationships Gary Sadler. “Expertise matters. We have long celebrated these pros whose guidance makes travel and travelling simply better, especially today.”

The research focused on three distinct areas, travel destinations, preferences and using a travel advisor.

Key findings reveal that more than a quarter of travelers (27 percent) always or often used a travel advisor prior to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, however, nearly half of travelers (44 percent) said that they are more likely to use a travel advisor.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


ASTA, Sandals Reveal Key Travel Trends on National Travel Advisor Day

Couple reviews their bookings with a travel agent (Photo via ljubaphoto / Getty Images / E+)

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) is celebrating National Travel Advisor Day alongside Sandals Resorts.

The two organizations joined forces on a research study that gauged travelers’ attitudes and behaviors toward travel to provide key insights to advisors wondering what the summer rush will look like.

“Thanks to our partners at Sandals Resorts, this year we have good news to celebrate on National Travel Advisor Day,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of ASTA. “This research focuses on the changing landscape for travel with an eye towards helping advisors understand the importance of their role as advocates for their clients. The good news for travel advisors is that we’re seeing a strong increase in overall demand for travel and as a result - travelers are turning to the experts for advice.”

“Travelers are eager to make up for missed moments and get back to the fun of dreaming about and finally, taking their vacations. This research highlights the importance of trusted advice going hand in hand with trusted brands as part of their travel planning journey,” said Sandals Resorts Executive Vice President Global Sales & Industry Relationships Gary Sadler. “Expertise matters. We have long celebrated these pros whose guidance makes travel and travelling simply better, especially today.”

The research focused on three distinct areas, travel destinations, preferences and using a travel advisor.

Key findings reveal that more than a quarter of travelers (27 percent) always or often used a travel advisor prior to the pandemic. Following the pandemic, however, nearly half of travelers (44 percent) said that they are more likely to use a travel advisor.

The research also found that nearly all travelers (94 percent) who always/often used a travel advisor before the pandemic are likely to use one after the pandemic.

Travelers who used travel advisors before the pandemic were more ready to travel again now that conditions are returning to normal. The survey found that 72 percent of travelers who booked with a travel advisor were ready to hit the road versus 47 percent of non-travel-advisor users.

Other details revealed by the research indicated that travelers who use an advisor are more likely to stay at an all-inclusive resort (33 percent vs. 16 percent), more likely to travel abroad (35 percent vs. 18 percent) and more likely to take a cruise (36 percent vs. 10 percent).

Travel Preferences

There are some distinct differences between travelers who use an advisor and those who do not.

ASTA’s research showed that 45 percent of people who always use a travel advisor rank quality time without kids as a top priority compared to 13 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Seventy percent of people who use a travel advisor rank ‘having a leisurely dinner’ as an important aspect of their next vacation compared to 51 percent of non-travel advisor users.

Among travelers in general, more than half of travelers are ready to travel now (29 percent) or within the next three months (25 percent). By the end of 2021, all but 19 percent of travelers will be ready to travel again the study found.

The study identified several ways travel advisors could move the needle with clients reluctant to book with an advisor, including offering a complimentary room upgrade, including free breakfast and including gratuities, personalized experiences or fine dining opportunities.

Not surprisingly, 55 percent of travelers who have never used a travel advisor are more likely to use one if it means they have access to the travel advisor’s special relationships and insider access, according to the research.

Travel Destinations

The ASTA and Sandals research showed a shift in desired destinations.

Interest in travel to Europe and the Caribbean has skyrocketed. The survey found that nearly two-thirds of travelers (62 percent) desire going on vacation in the U.S., nearly half (45 percent) would like to go to Europe, followed by 44 percent wishing to travel to the Caribbean.

This is very different from research before the pandemic, in January of 2020, that found 75 percent of travelers planned to take a trip within the U.S. and 17 percent had Europe on their itinerary.

The research also showed a marked increase in interest in the Caribbean. Forty-four percent of travelers said they wanted to take a trip to the Caribbean this year, an increase of 33 percent from January of last year.

Travelers are also interested in different activities post-pandemic.

The study found that the most desirable activities involve visiting historical places (53 percent), pristine beaches and sunsets (49 percent) or unique dining experiences (47 percent). Only 29 percent say they would like to visit a big city.


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