Travel Trends for 2012
Cox & Kings are travel experts that plan luxury trips for centuries now (since 1758).
They have created the following list with travel trends for the soon coming 2012. Here are some of them:
- “’End of the world’ Journeys” – Apparently, it’s become very popular among travelers to go on trips to not so popular destinations due to the belief the world is coming to an end in 2012. Such destinations areAlbania,Serbia, Greenland, the Russian Far East, Uzbekistan, Falkland Islands and Papua New Guinea.
- “Mind, Body & Soul Vacations” – some travelers wish to learn new meditation techniques and proper nutrition. For the purpose they travel to Bali, as well asLaosandMyanmarwhere they also visit Buddhist temples where Buddhist monks live and study.
- “Ancestral Travel” – In 2012, the Cox & Kings experts say it’ll be very popular to travel to history-rich destinations, such asRussia, the Baltics,China,Japan,LebanonandWest Africa.
- “Off-Season Travel” – More and more destinations become more appealing during off-season because they are simply more affordable. Such are: Indiain May, Brazil and Turkeyin October, Moscow during Christmastime, and Chinain April.
- “Supporting Evolving & Recovering Societies” – Although the safety in countries that have experienced national trauma is questionable, it is still a growing trend among tourists to visit such places. Some areColombia, Egypt, Japan, Norway, Croatia, and more.
- “Travel with an expert” – Many people dislike traveling in a group with a tour guide and rather prefer to be on their own. However, the group trips may be still advantageous sometimes: Often traveling with an expert can gain you access to places that you may not be allowed to visit otherwise.
- “Top Destinations Picks for 2012” – According to Cox & Kings, hot countries for 2012 will be: Ghana, Indonesia(outside of Bali), Malaysia, Nepal, Romania, Iceland and Abu Dhabi. Hot cities among tourists will be: São Paulo, Brazil; Salta, Argentina, and Lima, Peru, as well as Beirut, Luang Prabang, Hyderabad, Stockholm, Tallinnand Mostar.