Like every niche, travel niche also undergoing trends. Nowadays people started traveling in their terms, no well written structure or plans for travel. So many forms of traveling is evolved over the years like Glampacker , Couchsurfing and all.
This article is mainly compiled for sharing the travel trends happening around the world with my readers. Let’s see the new travel trends in 2017.
Travel the world through WWOOF
How about travel the world by doing some volunteering ? Not a joke ! Actually you can do that.
WWOOF is an international program that allows you to travel the world, with food/accommodations covered, in exchange for volunteer work.
WWOOF is a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchange, thereby helping to build a sustainable, global community.
The community would like to address the volunteer as WWOOFer who will live alongside with their host helping with daily tasks and experiencing life as a farmer.
WWOOF is a very big community with the participation of more than 120 countries. More details of WWOOF can be found in their official website
Couchsurfing of travelers
Couchsurfing is a global community of 10 million people in more than 200,000 cities who share their life, their world, their journey.
The idea behind couchsurfing is to share the home with strangers, some people are doing it with absolute free , some people are doing this with nominal fee.
With Couch surfing, you can stay with locals in every country on earth. Travel like a local, stay in someone’s home and experience the world in a way money can’t buy.
The ultimate aim is to make the travel cheaper and build a healthy culture among travelers.
Couchsurfing connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience.
Couchsurfing is found to be one of the latest travel trends in 2017.You can read more about couchsurfing through my article on Couchsurfing for travelers.
The new way of traveling , Glampackers
For the backpackers, here is the latest travel trends in 2017 for you. Glampackers are the stylish kind of backpacker with a slightly healthier budget.
These kinds of travelers won’t ever sacrifice their clothes and shoes while backpacking.
In their high spirits, they try to keep traveling as glamorous as possible. These people will have the passion for travel but don’t want to get struggled in their journey.
The Glampackers have more money to spend than the average backpacker, so their objective behind traveling could either be recreational or a career break.
They favor boutique hotels and comfortable accommodation over the usual hostels and budget travel stops of the backpacker.
Glampackers returns loaded with more luggage than what they initially had taken. Their idea of a souvenir is often an overpriced gift shop trinket.
Don’t get confused between Glampackers and Backpackers , you can actually distinguish them clearly.
I strongly believe that, trend is not something happening only at the beginning of an year. I know this travel trends in 2017 list is not complete. Trends can continue throughout the year or it can change during the year.
I can promise you that , I will be updating this article throughout this year for the latest travel trends. Any feedback on this topic from the readers side would be much appreciated.