Dynamite Dish: Top Travel Trends for 2021 and Beyond

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For some of us, the last two years have greatly affected. How we live, work, and travel will all look different moving forward. With travel making a BIG comeback, let’s take a look at a few major trends we’ll be seeing in 2021/22 and beyond!

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Epic Trips

Revenge travel has never been hotter, and big, bucket-list trips are taking travelers (and travel advisors) by storm. With all of the time spent at home, in lockdown, teaching your kids through remote schooling, or simply saving money that would ordinarily be spent on holidays – travelers are ready to go all out on their next luxury vacation.

Active travelers are planning wellness and nature retreats in Costa Rica or looking to scale volcanoes in Dominica. Luxury lovers are considering pampered stays at the One and Only Palmilla Los Cabos, or yachting across the BVIs, and honeymooners are dreaming about not just one, but two or more honeymoon destinations – all rolled into a loved up mega getaway!

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Workcations

With remote work on the rise, more workers are taking their laptops on the road and blurring the lines between work and play. Whether it’s a weeklong escape to a luxury resort or a month-long tropical getaway in a luxury vacation villa, as long as there’s a WiFi connection – workcations can be made possible. 

While gracing the 2022 travel trends list, workcations are not new. Digital nomads have been plugging away on their laptops for years in the jungles of Costa Rica, the beaches of Mexico, and at cafes in Paris. Now it’s just an option for an increasing number of remote workers. 

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Staycations

Something else that we’ve all done a lot of lately is staying home. And while there’s great comfort in your own space, there’s also something to be said for soft high-thread-count sheets, room service, and uninterrupted quiet time in our own backyard. 

For individuals who are unable to travel given the current pandemic, staycations can provide the perfect antidote. From local spa visits and hotel stays to discovering nearby attractions within driving distance, travelers don’t need to venture far to relax, unwind, or explore somewhere new. 

Voluntourism

Niche Travel

Travel is deeply personal, and for many, their trip is built around a specific theme or desire to learn.

Growing with popular demand is voluntourism (combining your vacation with giving back), culinary tourism (with a focus on regional/local cuisine, chefs, and cooking classes), Agro Tourism (visiting working farms or ranches), polar tourism, and even getting in line for space tourism.

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Pets Rule

After spending a considerable amount of time at home with your four-legged family members, you may not want to part with them on your next vacation. 

It’s no secret that our pets are valued members of the family, and the travel industry is recognizing it. Hotels and resorts are going far above and beyond welcoming your furry companion with the requisite dog bed and bowl. Think canine-specific room-service menus, pet-friendly restaurant spaces, in-room massage, and reiki (for your dog, not you!). 

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