Episode 31 – Live Broadcast at Travel & Adventure Show
Attend Travel & Adventure Show Chicago / January 12 – 13, 2019 to explore destinations from all over the world and enter for your chance to win some amazing giveaways, like an MSC Cruise!
Go to https://travelshows.com/shows/chicago/ for more information.
Use the Promo Code TRIPSIS or go to the link below for $5 off admission! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-chicago-travel-adventure-show-tickets-50284486252?discount=TRIPSIS
Be sure to follow us on social at @TheTripSisters and if you’re visiting the Travel & Adventure Show, share your experiences with us using the hashtags #ChicagoTravelShow and #TripSistersRadio
Tips for Attending the Travel & Adventure Show
- Allow time for parking, and park in the parking garage – $15
- Wear comfortable shoes – You’ll be walking around a lot!
- Go to TravelShows.com ahead of time to check out the floor plan and see what booths you want to stop by. You can also check out the activities and speaker schedules.
- You can even apply for your passport at the Travel & Adventure Show. You need to bring your birth certificate and a few other documents. Details can be found at TravelShows.com
- Get your tickets ahead of time on EventBrite and use the code TRIPSIS to save $5 off admission.
- Be sure to bring cash! If you buy your tickets on-site, CASH ONLY is accepted. ATMs are available at the Convention Center.
- One Day Adult Ticket: $15.00
- Two Day Adult Ticket: $22.00
Top Travel Trends for 2019 (from Elle.com)
The Year of Bite-Sized Travel
- 53% of global travellers report that they plan to take more weekend trips in 2019.
- This will mean more business for local economies.
- Micro trips will also be more affordable due to improvements in flight routes, cheaper flights, and on-demand car rentals and accommodations.
- Staying in unique types of accommodations during short getaways will also reportedly become more trendy.
The Year of the Conscious Traveler
- Many factors, from human rights and equality to working conditions and environmental issues will influence people’s decisions about travel destinations.
- Nearly 50% of travellers told Booking.com that they feel social issues in possible travel destinations are important to them.
- Over 50% would choose not to go to a destination if they feel it will negatively impact the people who live there.
- Safety is also of great importance to explorers.
- Platforms like Destination Pride provide a ranking of how LGBTQ friendly certain travel destinations are.
- Other destinations will increasingly step up their support for women travelling alone.
Technology and Traveling
- Artificial intelligence will continue to grow and affect the way we travel in 2019.
- 57% of travellers are now more enthusiastic about real-time luggage tracking through a mobile app
- 57% like the idea of having a single app for all their planning, booking and travel needs
- 2019 will also see more tech developed for use pre-trip at research stage, like a virtual travel agent, so people can familiarise themselves with a destination before they arrive.
- Exploring Uncharted Territory
- People are looking to explore more uncharted territory and adventurous travel in 2019
- 60% of travellers say they they want to stay in accommodation under the sea.
Trips with a Purpose
- Generation Z will reportedly become more acutely aware of the need to question expensive university degrees over and against life skills that can be learned while travelling.
- Trips with a purpose will become more popular in 2019, with 68% of global travellers considering taking part in cultural exchanges to learn a new skill
- 54% will consider taking a volunteering trip
- 52% will look for international work placements
Environmentally Conscious Trips
- Booking.com predicts millennials and Gen Z travellers will look for sustainable experiences in their destination choices
- Accommodation providers will look to reduce their plastic usage and increase their sustainable credentials.
- 86% of global travellers reportedly told Booking.com they would be willing to spend some time on activities that offset the environmental impact of their stay
- Over 37% being willing to clear plastic and litter from a beach or other tourist attraction.