Jeju’s Highland Street 1100, which provides a panoramic view of Hallasan Mountain. (Jeju Tourism Organizatoon)
The Korea Tourism Group predicted this yr’s home travel trend as specializing in particular person vacationers’ aspirations to find their pursuits and preferences rooted of their each day lives, summarizing the trend with the acronym, MOMENT.
The travel trend forecast was introduced by the Tradition Ministry and KTO on Tuesday, primarily based on an evaluation of travel-related huge knowledge collected over three years. The information included travel bills and the usage of social media, in addition to in-depth interviews with trade specialists and surveys on numerous travel themes.
MOMENT stands for “Meet the local, Outdoor and leisure travel, Memorable time in rural area, Eco-friendly travel, Need for longer stay and Trip to enjoy hobbies,” capturing the travel trend that focuses on the person self greater than teams or communities when selecting locations and actions.
The state-run tourism group predicted that the trend will result in a diversification of travel themes within the post-pandemic period, versus the standardized travel packages of the previous.
The survey confirmed a rising curiosity in environment-friendly travel initiatives. Relaxation and wellness additionally emerged as core causes for touring, with extra leisure actions loved open air in comparison with pre-pandemic years.
Area-specific travel is gaining traction, with vacationers looking for native eating places and region-specific specialty merchandise, whereas cultural and historic expertise packages particular to the area are on the high of the checklist of travel preferences.
The which means of travel is strongly linked to the theme of particular person wellness. A time of relaxation in rural areas away from the bustling metropolis can be an rising trend.
Local weather disaster points have evoked issues amongst vacationers and demand for eco-friendly travel, together with efforts to cut back carbon emissions whereas touring, or seaside plogging as a part of the travel program, have proven constant development.
A newly creating phenomenon because the pandemic outbreak is “workation,” the idea of working whereas on trip.
Because the boundary between work and private life has turn out to be blurred by telecommuting and distant work, staying in a single travel vacation spot for longer than a month to travel and work is a highlighted trend within the KTO report.
Vacationers additionally are likely to fill of their travel plans with hobbies that they take pleasure in. The tendency to hunt travel companions who share the identical pastime versus selecting households and shut mates as travel mates, has grown over the previous few years.
By Kim Hae-yeon (email@example.com)