Eight trends that changed travel over the last decade
These were the hottest travel trends and destinations from the last decade.
A decade is a long time in travel, and as the calendar turns to 2020 it’s worth a look in the rear vision mirror to remember the way things were back in 2010.
If you travelled overseas that year you probably took a fold-out map and a guidebook, and though the inflight entertainment screen on the aircraft was smaller than today’s, you might have scored an empty seat beside you. (More: How to nail the holiday stopover.)
The word “overtourism” had yet to be heard, there were no selfie sticks, a non-stop flight from Australia to London was science fiction and Airbnb was just a tottering infant. In 2010 the home-sharing platform notched up 700,000 nights booked for the year. In the first quarter of 2019, that figure was 91 million. (More: The hottest travel trends and holiday destinations for 2020.)