Jenny Cahill-Jones, from Rough Guides, says: “In 2019 we saw two big trends emerging. Firstly, a more conscious way of travelling. For example, we’ve seen more people opting for trains instead of internal flights. Alongside that, wellness travel is getting bigger and bigger – from ‘forest bathing’ to yoga retreats or planning a digital detox.
“Wellness travel shows no signs of slowing down in 2020, and active holidays are also big news, such as hiking in Madeira or trekking in Colombia. As cities like Barcelona and Amsterdam reach breaking point in terms of tourist numbers, we’re also seeing an emerging ‘second city’ trend, with people opting for Utrecht over Amsterdam, or Porto instead of Lisbon.”
Wherever you decide to go in 2020, don’t forget that you can get travel insurance through our Travel Pack. The Travel Pack costs £12.50 per month and gives you worldwide family travel insurance and RAC comprehensive breakdown cover in the UK and Europe.
To boost your benefits, consider the Travel Plus Pack. For £18 per month, you’ll get all the cover of the Travel Pack, but with the addition of airport lounge access, parking, restaurant and hotel discounts. Terms and conditions apply.
Take a look at our last-minute travel tips for more tips on planning a stress-free getaway – from sorting your currency to staying safe from fraud.