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In 2019, travel for in-destination experiences, not things

Underwater diving in Thailand

Indians are beginning to explore more adventurous activities when planning trips, seeking immersive experiences in different countries that are both local and authentic. To help travellers find the best activities and attractions possible, today’s innovative travel companies focus on offering simple and convenient ways to book and enjoy a variety of local experiences, services at affordable costs.

Engaging in-destination activities, especially the unconventional, off-the-beaten-path experiences, continue to top travellers’ to-do lists when visiting other countries. To give an idea of what’s trending in travel, here are the types of experiences that drive and will continue to drive most bookings in 2019:

Fun for the family

Planning a multi-generational trip can be a daunting task, but the bonding experience will always be worth it. Over the years, millennials have played an important role in encouraging families to invest in experiences rather than tangible products. In line with this trend, there has been continuous growth in the demand for customisable activities like At The Top Burj Khalifa + Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, and Singapore Night Safari that include something to enjoy for everyone in the clan.

Disneyland Hong Kong
Disneyland Hong Kong

Adventure quenchers

The urge to satisfy the need for adventure has been a leading motivator in the travelling decisions of tourists. Thrilling activities like the Ubin Biking Adventure in Singapore, James Bond Island Speedboat Tour in Thailand, or IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai offer that adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for.

One-off experiences

Frequent independent travellers (FIT) find interest in the most unique activities. SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World? Sign them up. Singapore Zoo Breakfast? Absolutely. Any one-of-a-kind adventure is a treat to travellers — the more exhilarating, the better! Countries like Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand offer distinct activities that can’t be found anywhere else, like nature kayaking, Sentosa Vertical Skywalk, and other niche activities.

River-rafting in Bali
River-rafting in Bali

Popular day tours

Travellers are willing to spend hours of their days on tours that explore numerous attractions, especially at a great discount. Tours are the best way to get to know a city or particular attractions like a local — made even better by guides who take on the role of storytellers, injecting ‘infotainment’ in their very own style. While travelling, don’t miss out on the Koh Larn (Coral Island) Snorkelling Tour in Thailand, Helicopter Tour in Dubai, or other fun, comprehensive tours in the country you visit.

Wellness & rejuvenation

Nothing entices travellers more than the idea of taking a much-needed vacation to relax and unwind from the stress of daily life. Who can say no to indulging in ‘Let’s Relax Spa Treatments’ in Bangkok, or checking into a luxurious villa for ‘In Villa Spa and Massage A La Carte Treatments’ in Bali?

In today’s world, travellers can customise itineraries any way they want with a simple tap on the app, or click on the site. 2019 will continue to be a witness to the rapid growth of value-added experiences over traditional vacation package purchases, not only in India, but also worldwide.

 

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