Amadeus Identifies Six Top Travel Trends for 2022

After close to two years of travel restrictions, people are beginning to release their pent-up passion for travel, with substantial increases in searches for trips to “once-in-a-lifetime” destinations, according to travel technology company Amadeus.

Some interesting new search and flight locations are emerging, from flight searches up by one-third to Tanzania, a country famous for safaris, to flights doubling to cities close to the home of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Amadeus is seeing a boom in demand for statement tourism. 

The "Amadeus 2022 Travel Trends" has identified six new developments which will shape the future of the market: 

  • Savoring the 'Now': Travelers will embrace that trip of a lifetime.
  • Friendcations: In large gatherings and small, 2022 will be the year of the grand reunion.
  • Active Ecotourism: The time for just talk is over. Today’s travelers are more interested in taking action, with a growing demand for trips supporting diverse global communities 
  • Business Travel, Ready For Take Off: Changes are on the way for the business sector, with technology ushering in expense-free mobile travel payments.
  • Wanderlust Streaming: Travelers are dreaming of going to new destinations, inspired by their viewing habits, while tech is transforming these dreams into real-life transactions.
  • Futuristic and Fast: The return of supersonic flights and hyperloop travel links, leveraging vacuum technology, will make lightning quick travel accessible to an increasing number of people.

“As the travel sector recovers, we are seeing some truly exciting trends emerge that will shape the industry,” said Dan Batchelor, vice president, global corporate communications and social responsibility, Amadeus, in a press release. “Imagine a world where you finish watching an amazing Netflix series and your smart speaker immediately recommends a trip to visit those locations in real life. That technology is available now. Not only are the new industry technologies exciting, but they also give us the power to travel in a sustainable way, revolutionize the way we travel for business, and travel long distances in lightning-quick time. Supersonic flights are going to happen, almost two decades after Concorde dropped its nose for the final time. It is an incredibly exciting time for the industry.” 

Source: Amadeus

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