Travel and tourism: what kind of traveler are you?
Stringent airport security rules, influx of finally fit baby
boomers who have just retired, changing security needs, and the constant growth
of niche travel are some of the trends witnessed in the travel and
tourism industry in 2007. The tourism industry in the United States is
booming like never before owing to better infrastructure, increasing flight
availability, and lowest airfares. Some of the prominent trends in the word of
tourism have been listed below:
Baby boomers are particularly flocking to spas and prominent
health resorts to enjoy a quiet and rejuvenating spa vacation. Number of chain
hotels these days offer spa-like amenities coupled with interesting health
programs like detoxification wraps, aromatherapy, salt baths and so on to lure
this segment of travelers.
For the boomer populations, cruising is synonymous with
safety, affordability, entertainment, and adventure. Royal Caribbean cruises
seem to be a major attraction for this group of travelers due to strategically
and conveniently located homeports offered on the Caribbean itinerary. Cruising
is also preferred by younger generations, honeymoon couples, and families to
break free from busy schedules and enjoy a relaxing holiday on board.
Online check-in is becoming very competitive and better luggage courier services are being offered. However, the security standards will continue to remain an issue in this year and you may also expect changes in the passport requirements.