Travel Industry and its Emerging Trends

A change of scenery is sometimes just what one needs to get over boredom or the blues, and being far removed from a problem or stress often allows one to look at it through new angle. With the evolution of the online travel industry, in all its different guises, people now have a lot more information at their fingertips and the research process has become a larger, richer part of holiday planning. At the same time, travel industry providers have grown exponentially in India, so people now have much more options than ever. Travelling captures one with a sense of wanderlust and has a longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet. Travel is seen as a mode of self-realization, exploration and experiencing different forms of lifestyles. Leisure travel is no more a product of luxury but rather considered a necessity to consolidate one’s energy. When people think about travelling, definitions can vary widely.

Solo Trip

This is the perfect opportunity for people to find new friends from the various places they visit, be it small town and villages or metro-cosmopolitan cities. Another plus point of such trip is the cost of travels; food and night stay in the turns out to be the least. Many solo travelers worry about the pitying looks of smug couples in French bistros, or experiencing an overwhelming loneliness. Recognizing this, travel companies are working much harder to ensure solo travellers feel relaxed and happy, from hosted house-party style beach holidays to tours that include convivial dinners each night.

Road trip

Road trips are not for any sort of advantages rather these are for experiences. It is the experience to live in the moment and cherish the journey more than the destination. There could be some associated advantages and disadvantages of meeting new peoples on the roads, having something unexpected, and plans go haywire, associated risk and adventures etc. As they say that the journey is more important than the destination, one is likely to visit more places during the journey. One would stop at newer and less visited places, would take a detour to visit a place just heard about from a local or would change the route to include newer places.

“All travel has it’s advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson (writer)

Travelling to the Unexplored

India has got many interesting and unexplored places. Exploring undiscovered destinations will add a life time memory to the travelogue. Common tourist destinations are no more in vogue. As people say every place has its own story, all one needs is to embed that new story and add some freshness into the lives while manifesting something new yet raw. The best part about offbeat destinations is that they are secluded, lesser explored, and make for the perfect hideout.

Culinary Tours with a Cultural Turn

Whether taking full-immersion cooking courses, hiking through vineyards and orchards for tastings, scouring new farmers’ markets, culinary tourists or hunting down the best urban street food are increasingly fanning the globe in search of authentic food experiences. Real food adventure guided tours, which offer participatory food and wine pairings, festival dish preparation sessions and local market visits to check out seasonal goods are apt for a family gathering. A better way to understand the traditional rituals of a destination than through its festival food is through food guided tours. Much needed twist to a mundane culinary tour is the best in festive days.

Considering the above travelling aspect, India has got the variety of destinations to offer. It has the potential to offer both mainstream and alternative styles of travel experience. Indian travellers are moving from packaged tours to becoming the free independent traveller. Though these independent travellers constitute a large part of the traveller base in India, the era of the brick-and-mortar travel agents is still not dead. With wonderful tourist spots, diverse topography, varied cultures and heritage sites in the country, India is one of the most lucrative options for tourists. The future of the Indian travel and tourism industry definitely looks bright with the latest trends prevailing.