What type of holiday will you take?
Holidays are changing. Several recent studies have shown that holiday patterns are starting to shift. Family holiday options in flux with many more families opting for more adventurous types of holiday than before.
Here is our guide to some of the top holiday trends we are likely to see more of in the coming year.
Explore somewhere new
Traditional holiday destinations are facing competition from travellers seeking adventure. Adventure holidays of all types are growing in popularity whether that means trekking in Thailand or hiking in Spain. There has been a surge in tourists seeking something different. In Europe an increasing number of holiday opportunities are opening up to try rock climbing white water rafting mountain biking and a host of different options.
Don’t just flop on the beach
While many of these adventure holidays are only suitable for adults many operators are seeking to provide experiences that the whole family can take part in. Look out for deals on family courses to learn surfing climbing and cycling that are suitable for all ages. Whether you want to sail climb or cycle there is somewhere in Europe that your family can do it together.
Eating across Europe
Food and drink has always played an important part in family holidays but now some families seem to be taking it to a new level. It is possible to take Real Food Adventures which are organised tours of some of the most famous food and drink regions in Europe. If an organised tour is a little to much and you like to take a more leisurely approach to food you can head to any of the fantastic vineyards or markets of Europe and sample the produce for yourself.
European markets have some of the best food and drink that is available anywhere in the world by organising your own trip you can choose the varieties of food and drink you prefer and sample as much or as little as you wish.
Bridging the generations
One of the trends that has been growing for a few years now is the increase in multi-generational travel. Children parents and grandparents all travelling together in one big group.
Holiday apartments are the ideal solution for groups of this size. They offer much more flexibility than you would find in a hotel and allow the whole family to comfortably spend time together.
Learning on holiday
It might seem like a contradiction but a growing number of people are using their holiday as an opportunity to gain new skills. Whether you would like to try your hand at painting belly dancing photography or cooking there is a course out there that is right for you. You can find courses for both adults and children so don’t get left behind use your next holiday to try something new. When you get home you will be able to impress your friends and family with your new skills and encourage them to try a learning holiday as well.