Future Travel Trends To Get Hyped For In 2022

Oct 25, 2021

The past two years have changed countless things but the entire travel industry experienced one of the biggest shake-ups.  

We sacrificed our love of exploration in favour of hunkering down, working from home, and binging a TV show about a big cat syndicate. Now, as we stare down the barrel of 2022, it’s looking like travel is finally back on the cards, but it’s undoubtedly going to be a little different. 

So, in celebration of the ultimate travel companion, the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, available at Optus on one of their great value plans, we’re taking a deep dive into the travel trends worth knowing about in 2022.

Wide, Open Spaces

In 2022, the great outdoors are in. People will plan national park road trips, trade city life for a rental cabin in the woods and use remote work as an excuse to explore. Pinterest saw a spike in search terms for ‘wildflower field’, ‘stargazing’ and ‘nomad aesthetic’. In light of the pandemic, it’s looking like travelers are still a little skeptical when it comes to big overseas trips and as a side effect of being cooped up indoors, we’re longing for wide, open spaces sans the crowds. 

Workations

‘Working from holiday’ is the new ‘working from home’. For many, the lines ​​between work, home and leisure have blurred with many companies adopting the WFH trend for good. Employees are packing up their laptops and venturing to seaside escapes where they can take a lunch break by the water or to hinterland hideaways they can explore once the clock strikes five. And to make this merger of business and leisure easier, nomads are investing in future-focused tech like the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, available at Optus with a foldable 7.6-inch tablet-like screen to watch, work and play like never before. With five different cameras in three different spots and the hands-free freedom of Flex mode, it’ll change the way you capture and document your travel content.

Getaway Glampervans

People are in search of the great outdoors and they’re using glampervans to get them there. Pinterest is trending for search terms ‘RV accessories’, ‘car survival kits’, ‘motorcycle tent’, and even ‘car man cave’. 

We’re finally looking at our own backyard with the same wonder as overseas travelers and recognizing that Australia is a pretty great country to explore. According to the RV Industry Association, instead of waiting for retirement, Millennials are hitting the road earlier and are now more interested in buying an RV than any other age demographic.

Read the full article from Urban List here.

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