Airbnb recently commissioned a survey to identify new travel trends emerging which reveals that more people around the world are interested in unique experiences, with each generation’s preferences differing greatly. Here are the top travel trends for 2020.
Social Impact Experiences
Cape Town has the most Social Impact Experiences in the world and it’s one of Airbnb’s top booked Experience categories in South Africa. One example is the Paddle with the Penguins Experience. Founded in 2003 AfriOceans Conservation Alliance conducts marine environmental education and awareness programs that promote responsible tourism.
Eating Clean and Consciously
Based on Airbnb internal data the world has becomes more conscious about its dietary habits and South Africa ranks among the top 25 nations where veganism is most popular. Food Experiences are becoming more plant-based, with Experiences offering vegan options up 579 per cent globally and an increase across the world during 2019 of 570 per cent in those offering vegetarian options compared to 2018. For travellers seeking more veggie-centric food while travelling, Mexico City and Havana tie for having the most vegan-friendly Experiences.
Adventure & Nature
According Airbnb data travellers expressed wanting to learn more about nature and adventure this year and Marrakech, Morocco should be next on their list where they are sure to get their fix. Marrakech is home to Mount Toubkal the highest peak in North Africa. Kathmandu, Nepal and the Experience of a four-day spirituality trek through the Himalayas also topped the list of favourite Airbnb Adventures.