2020 Travel Trends - Time and Leisure

Will You Be Inspired By These 2020 Travel Trends?

From train travel to nakations, we take a look at some of the top 2020 travel trends…

While there are countless of countries that are must-visit destinations in 2020, including Bhutan – which sits on the edge of the Himalayas – to Costa Rica and The Netherlands, will the way in which we travel be changing radically now that we’ve entered a brand new decade?

One of the key trends from last year that will still gain significant momentum is sustainable travel and slow travel – with the focus still on reducing the negative impact on the environment, all the while improving local communities and economies.

Adopting a sustainable travel ethos doesn’t mean you have to stop flying altogether but by being self-aware, choosing destinations and accommodation that are paving the way for initiatives that respect the environment, its wildlife and the local people, means that tourism will have less of a detrimental impact and travellers will experience a deeper connection with their destination.

All of the above will have major influences in travel but what other trends will be making waves this coming year? Check out these 2020 travel trends below – do any of them take your fancy?


Train Travel

Responsible travellers will be thinking much more about the number of flights they will be taking – and looking for alternatives. Which is why many of them will be turning to train travel to reduce their carbon footprint. With extensive railway routes across Europe, it’s now even easier to reach your destination and enjoy the adventure of doing so along the way.


Speciality cruises

From hipster cruises that are tailored to millenials including onboard tattoo parlours and record shops to passenger boats that tap into guests’ passions from Disney-themed trips and sci-fi to theatre and foodie cruises there is something to suit all tastes. Even Strictly fans! Emerald Waterways is sailing the Rhone in France and guests on board will get the chance to dancing with Strictly stars Anton du Beke and Erin Boag


Shorter breaks

With people working harder than ever before, taking long extended trips can be difficult and for some, not practical. Micro-cations, holidays that are less than four nights, offer up the perfect alternative. By taking shorter breaks means you get the chance to recharge and relax, with limited holiday time. Multiple short breaks also means you get to experience a number of travel destinations at more affordable prices.


Naked holidays

Feel liberated and completely unrestricted on a nakation! Shed the swimwear because nude activities are gaining in popularity for those who are keen to shed their inhibitions and be completely at one with nature. From naked hiking, wild swimming, camping and nude cruises – there are plenty of opportunities to bare all.

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Pet-friendly holidays

Pets are part of the family, which is why travel companies have seen a huge increase in bookings for pet-friendly accommodation and holidays. According to 42 per cent of pet owners around the world would choose their holiday destination based on whether they can take their pets and almost half would pay more to stay somewhere pet-friendly.



Break away from the crowds and venture to more unknown destinations that can offer a more authentic and peaceful experience. Why chooses mainstream tourist spots, selfie sticks and flying flags when you can discover hidden gems and uncrowded destinations. Choosing a path less travelled will also help boost the economy in struggling areas, and give you an authentic travelling experience.