The Florida Keys are among the sought out destinations in 2021
HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental search engine, just released its predictions for shifting travel trends and emerging destinations in 2021.
Based on a general population survey of U.S. travelers, along with insights from internal search and booking data, the predictions show how COVID-19 will shape the future of travel, with the emergence of quiet getaways, family travel, last-minute trips and an emphasis on safety.
“Many of the search and booking trends we’re noticing for 2021 are driven by the ongoing pandemic. Because COVID-19 has clearly transformed the way we live and work, we’re observing more travelers looking for responsible ways to satisfy their desire to explore, an increase in last-minute bookings and an emphasis on rural, quieter destinations,” said Caroline Burns, travel expert and head of PR for the U.S. & U.K. at HomeToGo.
“Additionally, [we’ve] noticed an uptick in searches for aspirational bucket list-worthy destinations, whether it be the … beaches of Aruba or food haven of Naples, Italy – showing that even though access may be limited right now, the world’s most beautiful, sought-after destinations continue to captivate consumers.”
Upcoming travel trends for 2021 include:
Quiet Winter Getaways: 43% of travelers have winter trips planned for early 21— with nearly half (44%) traveling to beach destinations and 24% to more remote ski spots.
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