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Travel Trends for 2017 – Top Destinations and Vacation Planning


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It may seem like your Thanksgiving turkey hasn’t even digested yet, but these travel trends for 2017 will be the top destinations and vacation planning tools. Get ready for an amazing year of opportunities and last chance travel options.

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With the world rapidly changing every day, the demand to see places and landmarks before they disappear will skyrocket. Places like the Antarctic and the Great Barrier Reef are going to be in high demand. Travelers are hungry for unique, exotic, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Destinations with a draws like a gorgeous but disappearing coral reef will be a top destination trend for 2017.
Since the ropes preventing travel to Cuba have dropped, you can count on the country to be on the top of the must-visit list. Cruises are being planned out and the tourism demand is high after a 50 yearlong ban.

Another trend – sustainability. Going green is a trend some hotels have been embracing, but the trend will be even stronger in 2017. Ecotourism is alive and well. Canada and Nepal are two top-picks for Earth-friendly travel.

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Vacation Planning

Third-party travel websites are so 2016. On-the-go planning mixed with artificial intelligence is quickly becoming the new way to book. Siri can help you snag a hotel and there are other personal assistance apps that let you voice your needs and book hands-free.

You can also count on everything becoming digital. Attractions and accommodations are pushing for everything to be done digitally via online distribution. Everything from dinner reservations to tours will be available to book online in some capacity.

Travel agents are also making a comeback. Sometimes its all about who you know, and agents are a great way of getting exclusive deals while having someone else do the research and work of planning a trip.


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  1. Jhumki Nag says

    The more digitalize it happens it is more helpful….I would love going to Cuba and Canada since I am already here!!

  2. April Hammond says

    I am glad to hear that travel agents are coming back into trend. I like having someone to handle all the details and problems. I would love to see the Great Barrier Reef someday!

  3. Audrey says

    I love planning vacations!! I am hoping we get to take a trip to a warm beach destination!

  4. Michele says

    It would be so nice to be able to visit some of the places that will no longer be around in the not too distant future. If I were able to go I’d definitely use a travel agent!

  5. GiGi Eats says

    Thailand, I feel like that is a destination EVERYONE is going to…. Including me at the end of the year! ha ha.

  6. Adriana Martin says

    Is incredible how vacation planning has changed so much and now with hacking strategies makes it much more easier for travel companies to be out there. I also though AirBNB is a big trend people just doesn’t want the hotel stay anymore.

  7. Akhil Sharma says

    The web is full of trend for 2017 like mobile development trends, marketing trends, and so on. But, travel trends are always a treat to read. Thanks

  8. Carrie says

    I love planning vacations and am currently working on where we are going to go next summer! We are thinking Croatia or Montenegro! I am so much a planner so I like to get started early!

  9. Marielle Altenor says

    I’m in Canada, and there are still so many places that I haven’t visited yet. So many destinations that would be fun to visit with my family,

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