Peoples’ appetite for adventure travel today is on the boom so if you want to photograph lions in South Africa or want to go biking in New Zealand, you are not the only one. Active, adventure and specialty travel sales rise within the past 1 year. The future of adventure travel is bright. In the coming 2 years, there will be an increase in this style of travel.
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Reason For The Popularity
There are several factors which drive the adventure travel boom for e.g. it creates meaningful life experiences which build memories for lifetime. The quest to discover more exotic locations holds considerable allure, spending quality time with a family and multigenerational trips are another priority. And as people live longer, healthier lives, they’re able to travel in an adventurous style at later ages.
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Top Places To Venture For Active Travelers?
- Costa Rica and Chile/Patagonia
- New Zealand
- Arctic/North Pole
- South Africa
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Travelers are widening their reach beyond the European cities, seeking for new frontiers off the beaten path. Latin America is especially big as active travelers can experience their fancied blend of nature and culture there. Remote & unexplored places like Antarctica and arctic re also sought for by the adventurers.
Adventure travelers are also journeying to destinations with scarce chances for active and specialty travel. Like scuba diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef or safari in South Africa.
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Activities That Top The Adventure Travelers
These activities aren’t physically taxed. It’s not only about challenging your body but enriching the mind as well, so adventure travel is widely defined today.
Top Activities Preferable By The Travelers Are:-
- Small ship expedition cruising
- Food and Wine
- Safaris/Wildlife viewing
- Scuba Diving
- Arts & Culture
The travelers seek for authentic experiences today. They want to immerse themselves in the places to learn and not just sightseeing. They want to enjoy in active ways, it has been a priority for them. People are health conscious as well so they need to maintain their lifestyle when they are away from their home and at the same time indulge into personal passions, no matter whether it is artistic, athletic, etc.
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Who Is The Typical Adventurer Traveler?
A love for active travel connects all age groups.
- The largest number- 41% of travelers’ age between 50 and 65.
- 24% of are 65 and above.
- 21% are 65 and over.
- 14% are under 35.
This type of adventure encompasses all types of travelers. Couples, honeymooners are the most common. They are followed by immediate families, friends travelling together, solo travelers and multi generational family members.