Eight trends that changed travel over the last decade
Posted January 08, 2020
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.
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.)