Here are some of the emerging travel trends we're seeing for 2020.
Frequent shorter getaways.This trend has been on the rise for several years now. Many people are taking more frequent, shorter mini-breaks closer to home rather than using up all of their vacation time in one or two big vacation trips a year. There are several factors contributing to this. For some, the pressures of work and family life make it hard to get away. Many Canadians don't even end up using all of their allotted annual vacation time.
This year, the Thunberg effect also has some people trying to avoid air travel. The environmental impact of flying to far-off destinations is pushing the increase in exploring local destinations, taking road trips and the popularity of train travel.
Those same environmental concerns are leading to a rising number of vegan and vegetarian hotels popping up around the world.
While still too early in the development stages to be trending yet, a solution to the environmental impact of burning jet fuel is on the way. Numerous aviation firms are experimenting with electric aircraft. "Electric flying is becoming a reality, and we can now foresee a future that is not exclusively dependent on jet fuel," EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren told the BBC. Stay tuned.