Expedia is saying: “This year is about travelers doing what they want to do, not what everyone else is doing’
2023 Travel Trends waiting for you
‘Travel is rebounding back to pre-pandemic levels, even despite inflation and, at times, significant operational challenges in 2022. We expect travelers to head to all corners of the globe, even if that means splurging at times and planning ahead seems to be a common theme. Plus, we’ll see even more emphasis on experiences once you’re at your destination and a renewed focus on traveling responsibly and sustainably throughout 2023.’ Forbes Magazine
Travel Is Still a Priority
The U.S. Travel Foundation is forecasting an increase in travel spending in 2023 compared to 2022 (or 2019, for that matter).
U.S. Continues To Get Domestic Traffic
International travel may look affordable, the reality is many travelers will stay stateside. An Expedia survey found that 59% of respondents expect to plan travel within the U.S., either instead of or in addition to foreign trips.
Travelers Are Planning Ahead Again
Travelers are finally comfortable with locking in trips ahead of time. Now, stability is relatively common again.
Studies found that travelers are booking trips farther ahead for 2023 than they did back in 2019 and were already thinking about where to go in summer 2023.
Digital Nomadism Allows Remote Workers Flexibility
WFH doesn’t just mean ‘work from home’. For us in the lodging world it can mean ‘Work From Here’. Remote workers and digital nomads? Looking for a change of scenery from your home office?
Digital nomads were gaining traction even before remote work became commonplace. But for some individuals, being a full-on digital namad is too extreme. That’s precisely why “hush” trips have the potential to be the newest travel trend in 2023. Remote workers pack up and head somewhere new for a limited amount of time, maybe a week or two. Then, login, get to work, and save some time to explore.
Regardless of Where or How You Go, Experiences Reign
Almost all travelers want to spend at least part of their trip experiencing new or unique activities. Travelers want to experience a destination “like a local” and many specifically worry about whether it’s an authentic experience.
Responsible Travel Is Emphasized
Hand in hand with a desire to see a destination as locals do, travelers are putting more emphasis on traveling responsibly. When you’re eliminating the gap between tourist and resident and forging human connections, your impact as a traveler is more apparent. A Virtuoso survey found that clients want to benefit local people and the economy and are willing to pay more accordingly.
Environmentally sustainable travel is equally important to some travelers, stating that traveling sustainably enhances their experience. Meanwhile, the YouGov Travel and Tourism Practice believes we’re at an important tipping point. Many consumers try to make purchases, including travel, from socially and environmentally conscious businesses.
Recap of 2023 Travel Trends waiting for you
- Travel Is Still a Priority
- U.S. Continues To Get Domestic Traffic
- Travelers Are Planning Ahead Again
- Digital Nomadism Allows Remote Workers Flexibility
- Experiences Reign
- Responsible Travel Is Emphasized
Activities and attractions are often the top considerations when travelers are choosing where to go and where to stay. Oregon is a beautiful state with stunning natural and architectural wonders. If you are planning a trip anywhere this year, take a few minutes to consider these places to visit in Oregon.
- Outdoor Adventures
- Oregon Wines
- National and State Parks
- Travel the Scenic Byways and Bikeways
- The Oregon Coast
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.
Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.
Although mask guidelines are lifted:
● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.
● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.
We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.