The third and final part of the Future of Travel report, published by Skyscanner – the flight comparison website – looks at how hotel rooms and holiday destinations could change over the next decade.
It suggests that the desire to secure social media “bragging rights” will lure tourists to areas of the world currently considered off-limits. “Travellers will want to be the first to go to places that their friends have never been to,” said Dr Ian Yeoman, a “travel futurologist”. He predicted that Lebanon would become “the new Dubai”, while Bhutan would become “one of the big global players in luxury travel.”
“In Africa, Botswana is one to watch,” he added. “It has a successful economy, it’s safer than South Africa and there are good national parks there. Angola is also seeing a lot of investment from China and could take off too.”
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