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Today we are releasing our annual travel industry trends forecast, Skift Megatrends 2025. You can download a copy here.

Each year, Skift releases its annual team predictions identifying and interpreting the key trends for the travel industry. This January, rather than looking at a tenuous year ahead, Skift embarked to envision what the broader travel world in 2025 might look like, with the pandemic behind us. As global travel enters a new cadence, will there be a gold rush of pent-up demand or a more introspective era of travel in the decade ahead? With social, economic and environmental challenges providing a constant backdrop, what trends will spell long-term opportunity and which will prove short-lived?

The subjects we chose for this package were informed by our intensive daily coverage, long-term research, and hundreds of hours talking to travelers and leaders in the travel industry.

The Megatrends

  • Travel’s New Cadence Is More Deliberate, Introspective and Soulful
  • Backyard Tourism Is On a Pedestal But Far-Flung Exploration Recovers
  • Hotels Are Back With Big Upsides for Owners Who Stuck Out the Hard Times
  • Work From Anywhere Spurs a New Type of Business Travel
  • Asia Bulks Up Even As It Looks Inward
  • Travel Sectors Get Scrambled, Definitions Blur
  • The Subscription Model Becomes a Staple of Travel Industry Renewal
  • Humbled Airlines Back Away From Any Brash New Ventures
  • Cruise Lines Partner, Prune and Take Refuge In Their Private Islands
  • The Rise of Global Mobile Wallets Upends Travel Payments
  • The Robots You See and the Ones You Don’t Accelerate Automation
  • More Mainstream Short-Term Rentals Cope With New Headwinds
  • Product Mediocrity Seeds a New Era of Travel Industry Disruption
  • Renewed Strength Matters in 2025

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Skift Megatrends 2025 is made possible by our parters: Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Accor, and American Express.