top travel trends for 2021 - 2022
As Canadians get ready to dust off their passports and head back to the tropics, we're seeing plenty of exciting new travel trends emerge. From seamless planning experiences to group getaways and culinary adventures, we put together some of the top trends to help you get inspired for your next trip to paradise.
Frictionless travel experiences
After a stressful year, the last thing anyone wants to do is worry about coordinating flights, taxis, hotel stays, excursions and dinner reservations. Vacations are supposed to be relaxing – and planning them should be too! A stress-free process is more important than ever before, making our seamless vacation experiences a popular choice. We take care of your flight, transfers and resort stay, and offer a frictionless planning experience from start to finish. Plus, our representatives are there to help every step of the way – before and during your vacation.
Focusing on your wellness
We all know what a stressful year and a half it’s been, from endless lockdowns to missing loved ones and dealing with pandemic fatigue. One of the best ways to lift your mood is with a dose of sun and sand! Research shows that even just booking a vacation can have a positive effect on your well-being since you have something exciting to look forward to. When you get down to paradise, you can focus on finding your Zen with yoga classes, beach bootcamps and spa treatments. Choose a resort that offers wellness-focused activities like the complimentary RiuFit program at Riu Palace Punta Cana. The effects of an amazing getaway will last long after you return home with the holiday halo effect!
Reuniting with loved ones in paradise
After being separated from loved ones for so long, we’re seeing lots of Canadians choose to reunite with family and friends in a tropical destination. Group vacations are more popular than ever, whether you’re planning a multigenerational family reunion or a fun-filled beach retreat with close friends. By visiting an all inclusive resort together, you won’t have to worry about sleeping arrangements, chores or keeping everyone entertained – the resort will take care of it all! Plus, you can travel as a group with Sunwing even if you’re all taking off from different airports across the country, with convenient flights from regional gateways. Make sure you pick a resort that everyone in the group will love, like Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, which offers something for every age and travel style.
Embarking on culinary adventures
Another popular trend we’re seeing for the upcoming year is choosing resorts or destinations that offer amazing dining experiences. After not being able to eat indoors and having to subside on take-out or home cooking for a year, lots of us are looking forward to enjoying the ambiance and experience of an actual restaurant again. There are plenty of resorts that offer unique dining experiences at elegant beachside venues helmed by expert chefs, some of which feature unlimited reservation-free dining. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is a popular choice for foodies, with nine restaurants across the picturesque resort grounds in addition to complimentary cooking classes and tequila tastings.
Revisiting old favourites
Have a resort that you know and love? Why not head back! In a time of uncertainty, one of the emerging travel trends we’re seeing for 2021 and 2022 is returning to old favourites. Travellers are choosing to head back to resorts they’ve been to before and know they’ll enjoy, where they’re familiar with the staff, the resort layout and the facilities. Stress-free travel is top of mind nowadays and booking a resort you’ve been to before is a great way to feel comfortable and ensure you’ll have a great time. Looking for inspiration? Some of our most popular resorts that sun-seekers love to return to again and again are top-rated family resort Grand Sunset Princess All Suites & Spa Resort and the Canadian-owned Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa.