Airport yoga, shopping hotels, political vacations…
Among the travel trends forecast for 2013 and beyond by the Tourism Forecasting Committee, travellers will do yoga classes while waiting at airports, then stay at hotels located within shopping centres – such as the Sheraton due to open in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates in 2013 and seven hotels within the Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.
Hotel guests will use smartphones not only as room keys but also as a remote control to operate the TV, temperature, lights and order room service.
“Political vacations” in places like Northern Ireland and North Korea led by experts or journalists will become more accepted, and both river cruising and destination weddings will continue to boom in popularity.
[pictured: Gaeseong city centre, North Korea; photo by Btxtsf]