Are you going to spend what you get in the lottery on a vacation? Are you going to ask the Magi for some vacation tickets? Are you already thinking about next summer? Whatever your case may be, or if, simply, you are looking for inspiration for your next year’s trips, here we bring you, in collaboration with the online travel portals, a list of the 9 destinations that will be trending in 2018. Which one are you going to start with?
With its endless slopes of virgin snow, Switzerland is a paradise for lovers of skiing and, in general, for all those seeking a different winter holiday … and height! Reservations to travel to Switzerland from Spain, according to Rumbo, increased by 24% in 2017, so it can be said that it has become one of the ‘trend destinations’ for next year. You can experience such unusual experiences as traveling the highest suspension bridge in Europe or immerse yourself in a glacier. If you have proposed to overcome vertigo in 2018, this may be your destination to start the new year on the right foot.
For travelers who are thinking of visiting the Asian continent for the first time but are afraid of not defending themselves with language, food or transportation, the first stop on the road should be Singapore. This city-state is one of the safest places in the world and combines the best of Asia with some western features. English is one of their official languages, so it’s easy to communicate. In addition, the country is very rich in cultures because of the number of foreigners who live and work in it, and this also influences gastronomy, which includes options for all tastes.
Reservations to travel to Morocco increased by 14% this year compared to 2016 and is that more and more Spanish tourists who are left to conquer the cultural offer of this country. April and May are the most recommended months to visit it: although in summer temperatures are so high that you just want to visit its beaches, in spring the country can be enjoyed whole, from the mountains to the coast, and from the tranquility of the desert to the effervescent cultural life of their cities.
It will be one of the top destinations in Central America, with an enormous diversity that includes art, beaches of infarction, almost virgin forests, impressive volcanic landscapes and colonial heritage that is worth exploring from top to bottom. At the moment it is not a saturated place, so you can have the luxury of choosing it and exploring it to your liking, opting for natural paths or discovering indigenous communities or pre-Columbian ruins, to let yourself be carried away by the secrets of tropical forests. A recommendation? We give you two: Granada, the best preserved colonial city, and the vibrant and disorderly Leon.
Reservations to visit Malta increased by 10% in 2017 and this growth is expected to be even higher next year, as its capital, La Valletta, will be the European Capital of Culture. Malta is a destination that can be traveled all year round because its Mediterranean climate offers mild temperatures in any season. But if you really want to disconnect and relax, we recommend doing it at the beginning of autumn: you will have practically guaranteed good weather, you will avoid crowds and you will find, literally, your oasis.
It will be for ‘La, la, land’, but the city of stars has become a place of pilgrimage for moviegoers and, lately, also forhunters. Reservations to visit Los Angeles have increased by 23% this year with respect to 2016, especially for long stays (more than five nights) in high season. However, the most recommended time to visit is autumn: you will avoid the heat waves of the summer months, you can enjoy its parks and forests in full leaf change and, in addition, avoid crowds of tourists. If you are one of those waiting for September to enjoy your vacation, Los Angeles can be your destination for 2018.
Belgium has been climbing positions in recent years to become one of the favorite destinations of the Spanish, mainly for short breaks coinciding with bridges or weekends. In 2017 the number of reservations to Belgium increased by 14% and therefore it is expected that this trend will continue for next year.spring, besides being filled with flowers, Belgium receives fewer visitors than during the rest of the year. So if you want to stroll at your pace through a country with tradition, history and medieval architecture, and regain strength between walk and walk trying some of the best beers in the world, this is your destination.
With an extensive rail network, moving around this country is easier than ever. Those who plan to visit it in 2018, should know that they have a good list of proposals: walk through the center of Beijing, visiting great symbols of the city such as Tiananmen Square, Mao Mausoleum, the Forbidden City and the hutongs, until make excursions to destinations such as Zhujiajiao, the so-called Venice of the East with 1,700 years of history, or Hangzhou, known as the Earthly Paradise during the Middle Ages. Do not miss the Great Wall of China, Shenzhen or Xian and the Terracotta Warriors.
And more trends …
In addition to where we are going to travel in 2018, it is also curious to know how we will do it, and Booking has extracted some of these trends:
82% of travelers are determined in 2018 to realize one of their dreams. Among them, get to know one of the new wonders of the world (47%), go to a paradisiacal island (34%) or visit a well-known amusement park.
-Vintage travel returns: 34% of travelers consider taking a tour that children have already made.
-Viajaremos to a television destination: the preferred in 2018 will be Croatia, Spain and Iceland (locations of the series ‘Game of Thrones’) with 29%. London also has demand for ‘Sherlock’ (21%) and ‘The Crown’ (13%), New York for ‘Billions’ (13%) and Los Angeles, where ‘Entourage’ (10%) takes place.
-Travel to our well-being: 56% of travelers say they want to go on foot in 2018 and, also related to health, they want to visit a spa or have a beauty treatment (33%), do cycling (24%) , water sports (22%), a detox vacation (17%), a yoga retreat (16%), and meditating or practicing ‘mindfulness’ (15%).