Taking you beyond the guidebook

Inspiring you to live your best life through travel

Travel Hotlist: What Was Popular In 2012 And Projections For 2013

burma

Ancient temple in Burma. Image via ZaNuDa.

Gemma Bowes of The Guardian released a report today on the hottest destinations and travel trends of 2012, as well as projections for 2013. Some finds include:

  • Popular Destinations: While new tours began launching in Burma in 2012 after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Sri Lanka continued to grow as a popular tourism destination from last year.
  • As the Rio Olympics in 2016 approaches, Brazil will become increasingly popular. Moreover, as many travelers check Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos off their bucket lists, they will begin to head further east to places like Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Inspired by this year’s Olympics in London, travelers began to take more active vacations. This is expected to continue and grow into 2013 with running trips, trekking vacations and cycling journeys.
  • In terms of film, “The Rum Diary” had travelers flocking to Puerto Rico while “Skyfall” made Istanbul a popular getaway. In 2013, New Zealand is projected to be a popular destination thanks to the launch of “The Hobbit,” while Long Island will most likely see a surge in tourism due to the “Great Gatsby.”

To read more past and projected travel trends, head to The Guardian

Jessie Festa standing in front of grafitti wall

Hi, I’m Jessie on a journey!

I take you beyond the guidebook to inspire you to live your best life through travel. Come join me!

travel funsheets

Want to live your best life through travel?

Subscribe for FREE access to my library of fun blogging worksheets and learn how to get paid to travel more!

2 Comments

  1. Ian Ord - Where Sidewalks End on December 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Interesting to see the trends on paper. I’ve been based in Thailand the past year, and can see trends happening, especially with respect to Burma and it’s growing popularity. It’s funny how trends can move in circles as well. When I first came out this way 12 years ago, it was more popular to head from Bangkok south through Malaysia (and possibly Singapore), then over to Indonesia. Now it seems this is starting to re-emerge. Thanks for the run down 🙂 Papa New Guinea certainly is on the hit-list. Perhaps I’ll fall into the trends 😉

    • jess2716 on December 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Very interesting! When I did SE Asia I did Thailand/Vietnam/Laos, just because I thought that’s what I was “supposed to do.” I think when people start doing something new and talking about it others get excited and realize they can also do this new thing. I’m also thinking I may fall into this new trend! ha

Leave a Comment





map

THE NEW STRATEGY FOR PROFITABLE TRAVEL BLOGGING

Short on time but eager to learn how to REALLY grow your blogging business? This FREE 5-day email course was made for you.

Join my email list to grab a seat in my FREE 5-day e-course

TURN YOUR TRAVEL BLOG INTO A PROFITABLE BUSINESS 

I've helped thousands of bloggers turn the world into their office.

I'd love to help you, too. 

Yes, send me the FREE e-course!

close-link
travel funsheets

Sign up for my email list and get FREE access to my library of fun blogging worksheets and learn how to get paid to travel more!

Success! You'll be receiving your resource library login information soon.

free email course

Short on time but eager to learn how to REALLY grow your blogging business? Sign up for my email list and get this FREE 5-day email course was made for you.

You have successfully subscribed! Check your inbox for your course welcome email. Make sure to add jessie@jessieonajourney.com to your contacts so it doesn't go to spam.

free email course

You DON’T need a partner to explore the globe. Learn how to feel confident while mastering the art of traveling by yourself by signing up for my email list and getting this FREE e-mail course.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

travel funsheets

Sign up for my email list and get FREE access to my library of fun blogging worksheets and learn how to get paid to travel more!

Success! You'll be receiving your resource library login information soon.

free email course

Short on time but eager to learn how to REALLY grow your blogging business? Sign up for my email list and get this FREE 5-day email course was made for you.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

multi-season packing list

Want to add more travel to your life? Sign up for my email list and get these resources to help you plan your trip smart, pack light and go beyond your guidebook.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

free email course

You DON’T need a partner to explore the globe. Learn how to feel confident while mastering the art of traveling by signing up for my email list and getting this FREE e-mail course.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Explore NYC travel guidebook

I'm a native New Yorker, licensed sightseeing guide and curious explorer. Sign up for my email list and get my FREE Explore NYC Like A Local Guide and I promise to take you beyond the Empire State Building.

You have successfully subscribed! Check your inbox for the FREE Explore NYC Like A Local Guide. If you don't see it in the next few minutes, check your spam folder for a message from jessie@jessieonajourney.com. Hint: Replying to the welcome email you'll receive helps ensure my emails to you go to your inbox, and not to spam! :)

Read previous post:
Looking To Travel? Book Half-Price Airline Fares For The Holidays

For those looking to book a trip, now is the time to buy. In an effort to stimulate demand during...

Close