For decades, tour operators have seen standard booking patterns surround the top destinations for global travelers. Classic European destinations like Italy and France dominated the landscape, with holidays being booked four to six months in advance. But tour operators have seen an unexpected change in bookings this year, with tourists choosing alternative destinations and booking their holidays much closer to their date of departure. Off the beaten path destinations have seen a surge in bookings while traditional tours to cities like London, Paris and Rome have fallen off. Travellers also booked tours much more close to peak summer travel season than before. Find out more.