5 Exciting Travel Trends for 2012

When you think of travel, what do you think of? Maybe the word brings thoughts of adventure and excitement to your head. Or, perhaps, like thousands of other people, “travel” congers images of spa treatments and relaxation for you. No matter your desires, travel trends change as the years go by. Trends can change so quickly, in fact, with every new season you may see new travel options.

In any case, if you’re looking for a great vacation in 2012, here are the hottest trends to watch for:

1. Eco-Vacations

One of the hottest destinations for those looking to book an eco-friendly vacation is, undoubtedly, Costa Rica. Offered by Costa Rican Vacations, the eight-day, nine-night vacation will treat you to sights you’ve never seen and won’t soon see anywhere else.

Costa Rica Hotel in Manuel Antonio

During your trip, you will stay in eco-friendly resorts, tour nature reserves, rain forests and soak up the sun while seated next to the ocean. From start to finish, your vacation will be environmentally-friendly, well-suited to those with green ideals.

2. Safaris

Luxury safaris are a fantastic way to spend any holiday. Whether you want to visit South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa or Kenya, &Beyond Africa will cater to your every need and whim. Safaris are lead by trained, knowledgeable and professional staff members, ensuring that guests are treated to the best that Africa has to offer while remaining safe and comfortable.

Safari Kenya Masai Mara Lion

3. Glamping

Glamping is not your parents’ idea of camping! Glamorous camping offers you the opportunity to expose yourself to the great outdoors while staying in the lap of luxury. Spacious tents with real beds will have you feel as though you are living a dream. Have you ever considered that a tent could contain a bathroom? When you glamp, you don’t have to leave any of the comforts of home behind. For great glamping locations, visit the Travel Channel’s website.

Glamping at One New Change in aid of the Prince's Trust

4. Europe

The European continent has been the choice of jet setters like you for decades, but the time has come to change it up. While France and England are still great destinations, many people are looking for a bit more in the way of adventure. This year, the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden, celebrates its 22nd season. The world’s largest hotel is made completely of ice and snow and offers guests a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. You can read about the ICEHOTEL, its construction and area festivals at www.icehotel.com.

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5. Traveling with Pets

Our pets are like our children and no one wants to leave them behind. It used to be that you had to hunt to find a pet-friendly hotel and, when you found one, it was typically a motor lodge by the side of the highway. This is no longer the case, as pets are becoming more and more welcome in the top hotels of the world. If you are looking to soak up the city atmosphere for your next vacation, consider visiting New York City. The Muse — Kimpton will provide your pampered pet with a welcome package and spa treatments.

traveling with dogs

by LisaAuch

Travel trends change with the times. If you are looking for a great vacation this year, you can’t go wrong with one of these five options. Luxurious travel can be found no matter where you look; you just have to look. For more information, and a list of great destinations, visit Luxury Travel Magazine.

About the author
James Thomas is a travel writer who also earns income by taking online surveys for money and offering website promotion for those sites in need of exposure.





1 Comment to “5 Exciting Travel Trends for 2012”

  1. Pete says:

    Nice suggestions. I’m not so sure about eco-holidays but I’m into glamping, even if it does have a bit of a girly name. I’m staying in a yurt in a few weeks time in the middle of Wales so that should be…interesting.

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