boston, January 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Optimism is the key word for the 2023 travel landscape, as travelers are more open to experiencing remote locations than they were in 2022. Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT), the leader in individual small group and individual travel for Americans 50 and older, announced its top. His four travel trends for 2023.
OAT CEO Brian FitzGerald said:
OAT CEO Brian Fitzgerald said: Finding ways to give back to the communities they visit. ”
OAT Top 4 Travel Themes for 2023:
1. Africa – Travel to Africa is making a comeback.Botswana, Morocco and Egypt top his OAT’s 2023 popular travel list
Those dreaming of visiting Africa, whether on a safari down the Nile, continue to make up for the time lost to the pandemic. Instead, we have our sights set on 2023.
2. Solo Gains Momentum – Women in their 50s and older, in particular, are traveling alone to see the world. According to OAT, the number of solo travelers booking in 2023 will increase by 24% compared to 2019. Overall, more than 60% of her OAT travelers are solo travelers and the majority are women.
“As one traveler, you drive everything,” says OAT Independent Traveler Muriel Forster. “That alone gives me a lot of flexibility. I heard someone say, ‘Once-in-a-lifetime experience,'” she thought. .
Individual travelers are attracted to single no-surcharge trips that can amount to hundreds or thousands of dollars. increase.
3. PERSONALIZED TRAVEL – Travelers are seeking the benefits of small-group tours led by experts, but increasingly want more than a one-size-fits-all experience. 2023 will see continued demand from travelers to tailor their trips to individual preferences. For example, many travelers prefer to arrive early at their destination before the tour starts so they can acclimate.
On OAT, 87% of travelers personalize their trip by arriving early, staying late, adding stopovers in popular international cities, or combining trips. By comparison, only 75% requested personalization in 2018.
4. Regenerative running – The idea that tourism should leave destinations better than they used to is taking hold globally. In a nutshell, regenerative tourism improves local economies while preserving local culture and biodiversity. You can benefit locals and improve destinations while providing authentic experiences for travelers.
OAT, through the Grand Circle Foundation, We support projects focused on water, conservation and renewable energy in the regions where the company travels. Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) initiatives help improve the well-being of local people. Access to safe water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene education reduces morbidity and mortality and promotes socioeconomic development that reduces poverty. The Foundation supports alternative energy sources to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. Some schools are adding solar panels as an alternative power source to reduce operating costs. The Foundation’s solar lights will replace kerosene, reduce illnesses caused by soot and smoke, and enable students to study at night, leading to better education.
OAT provides travelers aged 50 and over with impactful cross-cultural experiences that help change people’s lives. OAT promotes an intimate and intimate experience, with groups limited to 16 people by land (13 on average) and 25 by sea (22 on average).
Learn more about OAT here. www.oattravel.com Or call 1-800-955-1925.
About overseas adventure travel
Founded in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) is part of the Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation travel agency family, which also includes Grand Circle Cruise Lines and Grand Circle Travel. In 1992, owners Alan Lewis and Harriet Lewis founded the non-profit Grand Circle Foundation to support the communities in which Grand Circle works and travels. This includes around 300 humanitarian, cultural and educational initiatives around the world. Among them are 100 schools in 50 countries. The Foundation is an entity of the Alnoba Lewis Family Foundation that has pledged or contributed over $250 million since 1981.
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