19 NEXT-GEN TRAVEL FOR...
Your eco-consciousness has already infiltrated how you work out – see ‘plogging’ – now it’s infiltrating travel, too. Some 75% of you consider the environment and sustainability when picking your holiday destination, according to research from World Travel Market, and big tour companies are taking note. Thomas Cook no longer offers animal excursions such as elephant rides and swimming with dolphins as part of its tour packages, and Virgin Holidays has removed captive whales and dolphins from all its tour itineraries. In short, lounging around sinking cocktails is out; picking up plastic from the beach and saving turtles is in.
THE WELLNESS CROWD
The wellness tourism industry is growing faster than your Keepcup stash. It means your average retreat will have to work harder to stand out from the crowd. As well as the usual suspects – yoga, meditation and healthy home-cooked meals – expect breaks that help you hone your breathwork tekkers and gut getaways that aim to diversify your microbiome. Need some inspo? Head to page 130 and check out our Holidays.