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What are the hottest holiday trends for 2015?

What are you looking for in a walking or cycling holiday in 2015? A new Travel Trends report has revealed a host of exciting predictions for 2015. And above all, the ABTA survey find that more people are now keen to splash out a bit more on great value trips.

Six key trend for holidays in 2015

Confidence building: Consumer confidence in spending on good quality holidays is on the up again and more people are predicted to dip into their earnings and savings this year to splash out on a great holiday. Value for money: While people are increasingly willing to spend on holidays they still want great value for money. Value for money includes quality experiences while on a holiday, multi-centre tours and also challenge and active holidays.   Trying somewhere new: More than a third of people (35%) are planning to explore new destinations in 2015, especially to a country they have never visited before. Going native: Many more people are keen to experience new places as though they were a local. This applies across all age groups. What it seems to mean is that travellers would like to see the hidden gems alongside the traditional tourist attractions. Destination celebrations: More people say they will be enjoying a trip as part of a group and as a celebration for a birthday, anniversary, stag or hen trip or an overseas wedding. Exciting times! Break aways: In 2014, city breaks became more popular than beach holidays and this trend is expected to continue in 2015. The stats show that 43% of people are planning a city break while 42% are planning a beach holiday.

Hottest destinations of 2015

The ABTA report has also identified its Destinations to Watch for 2015. This alphabetical list includes a mixture of long and short haul destinations.
  • Austria
  • Botswana
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • La Gomera (Spain)
  • Norway
  • Pacific Coast (USA)
  • Singapore
  • The Netherlands
  • The Peloponnese (Greece)

Three great Macs trips to match the top destinations

If the list of hot destinations inspires you to go and explore somewhere new, take a look at a few of our Macs Adventure tours. [caption id="attachment_13351" align="alignright" width="342"]Nakasendo Trail Nakasendo Trail[/caption]   Japan Nakasendo Trail walking tourWalk through stunning rural Japan and via the central mountains following the Nakasendo Way, which is one of Japan’s ancient highways that links Kyoto with Tokyo. You’ll stay in guesthouses by night and walk during the day. Austria Danube Family Cycling Adventure: Travel with your nearest and dearest on an exciting cycling trip along the mostly traffic-free cycle path that runs alongside the River Danube. Highlights include visiting the city of Vienna, castles, old markets and fabulous hot chocolates. Peloponnese Pedalling the Peloponnese: Enjoy a holiday on two wheels beneath a warm sun and visiting some of Greece’s most amazing ancient sites, including Nafplion, Epidauros and Mycenae. You’ll also ride along the beautiful Saronic Gulf and enjoy more than a few vineyards, wineries and bottles of wine. What do you have planned for your 2015 get-away/s?
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