THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL: NEW STUDY REVEALS STARTLING (AND CUTE) TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2015
Only 100 aeroplanes expected to fly in 2015 and travellers can look forward to eating more ice cream, study says.
Research commissioned by Geckos Adventures (us, LOL) has found that travel is made exponentially better with ice cream, that air travel will see a decline (with only 100 aeroplanes expected to take off in 2015) and that New Zealand will experience an influx of older travellers.
The report, titled The Future of Travel, presents the findings of five expert ‘future travellers’.
“The results are astonishing,” said Geckos general manager Steve Wroe, “but they’re conclusive. We’re all just going to have to start eating more ice cream. I, for one, never saw any of this coming.”
The most popular destinations for 2015 include Africa for those who want to “discover new countries”, Russia for those wishing to visit Santa and Greenland because it’s the coldest place in the world. DUH.
Destinations that will experience a tourist slump include America, Canada, Russia and India. For reasons still currently unknown.
Younger travellers will also shun New Zealand; however, the country should see an influx of older travellers – a point on which 75% of experts agreed.
The number of airplanes due to fly in 2015 was also a topic of debate, with some experts believing only one plane would leave the tarmac, while others experts believed the numbers to sit “around” the 40, 100 and 14.5 mark.
Whether or not this means travellers will opt to swim, walk or cycle to their holiday destinations instead remains unclear.
Top travel tips for 2015 include wearing a seatbelt at all times, not becoming bored and avoiding sharp items in your carry-on.
The strongest piece of advice for travellers – to “have ice cream” on their travels this year – came from Isabeau, who says of her travel expertise: “My dad has a map in the kitchen and sometimes he asks me about countries on it.”
Added Wroe: “We conducted this research to see what the year ahead had in store for us. But we didn’t expect to end up with findings that have such global significance.”
Geckos Adventures will be taking 18-39-year-old travellers to a multitude of destinations around the world in 2015. Transcript of the research video below:
Geckos Adventures Presents:
THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
To identify future trsvel trends, we interviewed the travellers of tomorrow...
Isabeau (4), Dom (10), Benji (8), Tomas (8), Milly (6).
Where will young people be travelling this year?
Dom: I would probably go to...
Benji: Africa, becasue I want to discover a new country.
Tomas: England maybe?
Milly: To Russia so then I can see Santa.
Isabeau: Greenland - that's the coldest country in the world.
And where will old people be travelling?
Isabeau: To places that aren't very far away...
Tomas: Maybe New Zealand?
Milly: New Zealand
Which countries will see a slump in tourism?
Benji: Does it have to be a country?
Isabeau: Russia, Canada, India, New Zealand (because of the old people)
Which language is a must-learn for travel in the future?
Milly: (Italian) Mi Chiamo Milly
Dom: (Nepalese) Du, Teen, Char, Panch, Chao, Saat
Benji: (Japanese) Ichi, Ni, San, shi, go, roku
Tomas: (Italian) Uno, Due, Tre, Quattro
Isabeau: (Spanish) Hola!
How many planes will take off this year?
Isabeau: Fourteen and a half
Dom: Forty. Around Forty.
Benji: Maybe a hundred?
Your number one piece of travel advice?
Milly: To keep your seatbelt on in the plane
Benji: To not get bored
Tomas: You're not allowed to bring knives or guns
Dom: Never wander off on your own, becasue you never know where you're gonna end up.
And finally, what is the number one motivation to travel this year?
Isabeau: To have ice creams.
What does your travel future look like?
Packing Essentials with Isabeau:
And my camera - I've took one hundred photos already...