What does 2016 have in store in the world of travel? This week on Leaders of Travel, I speak to an expert who’s been studying all the new trends – and there are some surprises there.
It’s a new year so I thought I would kick it off by looking at some of big changes that are happening in travel at the moment and what we can expect in the next 12 months.
Things are really changing quickly and there are heaps of things going on in the tourism industry. A lot of them are related to technology, there’s no denying that, but politics and globalisation are having an effect on the travel industry as well.
To find out more about some of these developments, I’ve gone to a group called Euromonitor International. It’s a market intelligence firm that does all sorts of detailed analysis of business trends.
Each year it puts out something called the Global Travel Trends Report. It’s based on research into the industry – and this year it’s focused on some places like Iran and China, looked at innovative accommodation opportunities, and even some local subculture trends.
The Head of Travel at Euromonitor International is Caroline Bremner and she is able to predict the future… sort of.
Let’s find out what Caroline knows about 2016.
So, that was Caroline Bremner, the Head of Travel at Euromonitor International. You can head to their website to find the full report with more details.
Next episode, I’ll be talking about The Gambia, the small country in West Africa. The country’s Tourism Minister will be joining me to chat through some of the issues and opportunities for travellers.
Until then, my name is Michael Turtle from the travel blog Time Travel Turtle, and you’ve been listening to Leaders of Travel.