20 years ago, booking websites were a pipe dream. Let's just say things have changed somewhat. So what are KarryOn's predicted travel trends for 2017?
- Pared-back hotels - in 2017, consumers will be seeking hotels that skimp on extravagant displays of opulence in favour of room spaces that subscribe to the philosophy of "less is more."
- Room Mate - A new service called Be Mate allows travellers to stay in apartments near Room Mate hotels while still giving them the freedom to use the neighbouring hotel's facilities.
- More women will travel solo - There has been a 230% increase in the number of women-only travel companies over the last six years, catering to a growing segment of the travel market.
- Stripped down economy class - Travellers are looking for products and services that are better tailored to what they want out of a holiday.