Welcome to Skift Megatrends 2024.

For me, 2024 feels like a year on a precipice. So much of the world is in flux. From geopolitical unrest to the almost biblical levels of fires and floods and humanity’s rush into artificial intelligence – there’s a palpable sense of urgency.

But in the travel industry, we’re lucky to work in a sector that cherishes connection, togetherness and – forgive the sappiness – love.

So with that, we’re excited to present this year’s Megatrends. They will take you on a journey, exploring 2024 through the lens of our most basic human behaviors. We’re examining epic leaps in medical advancements and ultra-high net worth biohacking. The boom in Al and robotics. And how in 2024 locations like the Middle East and India will revolutionize the regional travel sector.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.


Go deeper into this year’s Megatrends with conversations between Editor-in-Chief Sarah Kopit and Skift editors, reporters, and analysts.

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