The number of worldwide outbound trips grew by 3.9%, led by Asia (+11%), including 18% growth in the rapidly developing Chinese market, and the USA (+7%). European outbound travel grew by 2.5%, with good growth from the UK (+6%) and Germany (+4%). Worldwide inbound tourism increased by 4% in the first nine months of 2016. As global travel continuously grows in spite of the various challenges, UNWTO predicts a 3 to 4% growth in international tourist arrival for the year 2017.  

Bleisure, which is the combination of business and leisure tourism, became the top travel trend in 2017. Female/solo travel, responsible or sustainable tourism has also become top tendencies in the world tourism industry. Since 2017 declared as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development” by the United Nations, active and adventure trips, along with food tourism and mobile photography, caught popularity in 2017.

The generation Y between the ages of 20 to 35 has an enormous impact on the global travel industry. They are tech-savvy, eager to learn new things and looking for adventurous holidays. Millennials have led to the emergence of some other current trends such as the experience or adventure travel and documenting of the trips via mobile photography and social media, etc.

Tourism professionals have to stay focused on buying behaviors of the millennials since they have the power to change the dynamics of the travel trends by setting other huge trends in the international travel industry.



Barcelona

Although Barcelona has damp air during the summer season, it is not as hot as the other cities of Spain. In August, most of the locals leave the city for their summer holiday. If you prefer a less crowded and traffic-free stay in Barcelona, August is the perfect time for you. Barcelona is the beautiful combination of the Mediterranean cities with its relaxed tempo, bright sunshine, delicious food, and rich culture.

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Chicago

What type of a traveler are you? A festival goer or a peace seeker. Regardless of whether you’re the sort to go full scale for Lollapalooza or you’d rather spend your spare time tasting cocktails on a terrace, summer in Chicago has something for everybody. Go to festivals or concerts, relax at parks or beaches, you will not get bored in Chicago.

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Miami

It is essential to know where to go, what to do in Miami to celebrate the beautiful summer season to be the part of art conventions, concerts, or festivals of food. From luxurious accommodations, distinctive dining and captivating events, savor the magic of summer in Miami. Celebrate the season of sunshine with summer activities, search for a great selection of events and plan your next stay!

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Rome

Summer in Rome rich and culturally exciting time, due to the outdoor festivals, concerts, parties, operas, and ballets. Consistently the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Rome Opera House, puts on a summer season outside. This generally happens in the splendid surroundings of the Baths of Caracalla, and comprises of no less than one musical drama and an expressive dance, running from early July to early August.
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London

Because the climate warms up in Dubai, doesn’t mean the fun stops. Families will paint the town with the heap amusement alternatives to be found, from the sprawling shopping centers, indoor amusement parks, aquariums and inns turning up the fun in the summer.

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