TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2022 /CNW/ — For the primary time, Expedia Group is unveiling a complete view of journey tendencies throughout Expedia®, Lodges.com and Vrbo, and the broader journey {industry} in 2023. Sourced from the corporate’s first-party information and from customized analysis of hundreds of travellers and {industry} professionals throughout 17 nations, these prime journey tendencies show there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” journey in 2023.i As a substitute, these tendencies level to a yr outlined by the “no-normal.”

“Once we have a look at Expedia, Lodges.com, and Vrbo information collectively, we see an in depth and sturdy image of journey into 2023,” stated Jon Gieselman, president, Expedia Manufacturers. “We’re seeing a surge in journeys to tradition capitals, a brand new wave of curiosity in wellness retreats and a spike in demand for out of doors locations past simply seashores and mountains — not a brand new regular however folks branching out to sudden tendencies in what we’re calling the ‘no regular.'”  

Sudden Journey Developments in 2023:


Reserving a visit after binging a well-liked new sequence will change into critical enterprise in 2023. Expedia analysis confirms that streaming films and TV reveals are gaining popularity as sources of journey inspiration (22%), closing the hole on the preferred supply, social media (30%).  Moreover, the small display screen is now thought of on par with suggestions from family and friends on the subject of journey inspiration.

  • In Canada, greater than half (60%) of travellers thought of visiting a vacation spot that was featured on a present or film on a streaming platform, and 27% went and booked a visit.
  • Prime locations embody the UK and New Zealand, with its landscapes featured this yr in a serious fantasy epic, Paris and New York additionally ranked extremely, in addition to the gorgeous seashore resorts of Hawaii.

Tradition Capitals

Nationwide parks and out of doors areas had huge moments over the previous two years. Now, it is time for cities to see a comeback. Based mostly on traveller demand, a lot of the locations seeing the most important will increase are all culture-rich cities the place arts and cultural festivities are getting again to full swing.

Try the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland, plan a visit to WorldPride in Sydney or drink within the cherry blossoms in Tokyo. In 2023, tradition capitals are calling:1

  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Dublin, Eire
  • New York, USA
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Montréal, Canada
  • Munich, Germany
  • Bangkok, Thailand

Three-star Superstars

Travellers are looking for smarter methods to see the world, with out compromising on consolation or cool issue. In Canada, 41% of travellers admit they’re extra involved with worth for cash than ever earlier than. Lodges.com information reveals curiosity in three-star motels2 is up greater than 20% globally.

In 2023, 28% of Canadian travellers plan to remain in 1-3 star motels and 40% plan to e book a trip with added worth inclusions, comparable to toiletries or free breakfast. Displaying a shift in mindset from the post-pandemic bucket-list mentality and transferring in direction of a extra spontaneous method, a 3rd would reasonably go on extra journeys in three-star properties than splurge on one huge luxurious getaway. Fewer stars don’t imply decrease requirements, nevertheless. Many properties, comparable to Una Vida in Mexico, or Mama Shelter in Paris, nonetheless supply wonderful facilities, trendy interiors and distinctive vibes as customary.

New Wave Wellness

Out with the outdated, in with the brand new wave wellness. Virtually half (45%) of travellers are extra open to wellness breaks than ever earlier than however cite boredom with conventional wellness retreats and an urge to expertise one thing extra thrilling in 2023.

To seize this woke up market, motels such because the Loire Valley Lodge in France and Whitepod in Switzerland are innovating and providing superior rejuvenation applications and hands-on actions that encourage travellers to rise up shut and private with nature. The quirkier the exercise the higher; Sylvotherapy, or forest bathing, and fruit harvesting are extra widespread than traditional actions. 

Sizzling new resort openings world wide

New motels that cater to evolving traveller wants are opening world wide. These properties supply way over a spot to sleep, with vacation spot eating places, co-working areas, and delightful interiors as customary. From an art-filled social hub in London to unbridled luxurious in Rome, these are essentially the most thrilling motels to have in your radar within the yr forward. 

  • La Palma | Capri, Italy
  • 100 Princes Road | Edinburgh, UK
  • Ikos Odisia | Corfu, Greece
  • Celestial Suites | Kefalonia, Greece
  • 1 Resort Hanalei Bay | Princeville, Kauai
  • 4 Seasons Resort Tamarindo | Tamarindo, Mexico
  • Alila Kothaifaru Maldives | Maldives, Indian Ocean
  • Six Senses | Rome, Italy
  • Atlantis The Royal | Dubai, UAE
  • artwork’otel London Battersea Energy Station | London, Nice Britain


Kitchen credentials are a should, with travellers trying to plate up at any time when they please of their personal escape. Virtually half of Canadian travellers (41%) really feel that cooking is a superb household or group exercise. Cooking at house may also be cost-efficient, with 38% of Canadian travellers plating at-home meals to chop down on prices. And, when the perfect chef’s desk is inside a non-public Vrbo trip rental, the highest three culinary facilities wanted by Canadians are an outside kitchen or grilling space, an expert espresso maker, and an air fryer.  

Ranch Retreats

Rustic getaways are on the rise, as travellers crave complete, personal trip houses (the one lodging accessible by way of Vrbo) with considerable area and exhilarating views. Cue ranch retreats, providing an intimate escape within the rugged wilderness. Suppose log-lined cabins, flickering fires and sweeping vistas.

Travellers can reside out their western fantasies by reserving an opulent lodge, ranch retreat or farmhouse that matches the entire crew. Locations throughout the prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba spring readily to thoughts, however the ranch retreat is just not confined solely to Canada. For a house on the vary in Europe, travellers are reserving transformed barns and farmhouses within the countryside of Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Thrill-seekers may also embrace their western wanderlust in Australia, the place farmhouses within the outback overlook acres of wineries and wild brush.

Hidden Gems

Travellers are additionally exploring unassuming locales and new locations. Demand for Vrbo’s personal trip houses in every of those locations has elevated by greater than 30% or extra since September 2021:3

  • Cape Breton, NS
  • Chaudière, QC
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Canmore, AB
  • Calgary, AB
  • Prince Edward County, ON
  • Winnipeg, MB
  • Québec Metropolis, QC
  • Cowichan Valley, BC
  • Saanich, BC

Journey in 2023 might be about saying “no” to regular, breaking routines and looking for experiences with out compromises. Whether or not it is flying to these once-in-a-lifetime occasions or internet hosting group celebrations at a vacation house, travellers are now not adapting to the subsequent new regular, however creating their very own established order altogether. 

An optimistic {industry} pushes ahead

For the primary time, the 2023 journey tendencies are being launched concurrently insights from {industry} professionals, from airways to motels to trip rental hosts and extra. In a tailor-made report for journey companions, Expedia Group reveals the ways in which the pandemic endlessly modified journey. The analysis reveals the very best ranges of optimism since 2020. Most professionals count on leisure (71%) and enterprise (70%) journey to return to pre-2020 ranges inside two years. Whereas travellers searching for a change of surroundings stored the {industry} afloat throughout the pandemic, all eyes are on the return of worldwide and enterprise journey. In reality, greater than half (51%) within the {industry} say enterprise is their group’s highest precedence in 2023. 

One other perception from {industry} professionals reveals travellers are selecting choices aligned with their private values comparable to sustainability, inclusivity, and accessibility. Most journey companies (60%) made adjustments within the final yr to make sure their companies are inclusive and accessible. In reality, sustainability is tied with advertising as the very best space of funding for 2023, with one in 5 {industry} professionals saying they plan to spend money on sustainability subsequent yr.

For the total {industry} report on insights and actions for journey companions, obtain the Traveler Worth Index 2023

For the total client report on The No-Regular; Sudden Journey Developments in 2023, go to https://www.expedia.ca/2023traveltrends

About Expedia Group  

Expedia Group, Inc. corporations energy journey for everybody, all over the place by way of our world platform. Pushed by the core perception that journey is a pressure for good, we assist folks expertise the world in new methods and construct lasting connections. We offer industry-leading expertise options to gas associate development and success, whereas facilitating memorable experiences for travellers. Our group is made up of three pillars: Expedia Product & Expertise, centered on the group’s product and technical technique and choices; Expedia Manufacturers, housing all our client manufacturers; and Expedia for Enterprise, consisting of business-to-business options and relationships all through the journey ecosystem. The Expedia Group household of manufacturers contains: Expedia®, Lodges.com®, Expedia® Accomplice Options, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Options, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™. 

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1 Based mostly on world lodging demand and curiosity on Expedia, evaluating information for journey spanning 2021 – 2023 to determine the fastest-growing locations as of September 30, 2022. 
2 Based mostly on curiosity for 1–3-star motels from January 1, 2021December 31, 2021 vs January 1, 2022December 31, 2022 throughout US, CA, MX, UK, FR, NO, DK, SE, FI, JP and KR.
3 Based mostly on Vrbo demand from September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022


The No-Regular research was carried out on behalf of Expedia Manufacturers (Expedia, Lodges.com, Vrbo & Wotif) by OnePoll, a world strategic analysis agency. The survey was carried out on-line from September 22October 14, 2022, throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific utilizing an amalgamated group of best-in-class panels. The research was carried out amongst 24,000 respondents throughout 17 nations, amongst adults who’re planning home or worldwide journey within the subsequent 36 months.    

The Traveler Worth Index (client) analysis was carried out by Wakefield Analysis amongst 11,000 nationally consultant adults ages 18+ in eleven markets (Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and america) in June-July 2022, utilizing an e mail invitation and a web-based survey. The info was weighted to make sure dependable and correct illustration. The general margin of error for this research is +/-.93 on the total degree and +/-3.1 in every market, at 95% confidence.

The Traveler Worth Index ({industry} skilled) analysis was carried out by Wakefield Analysis amongst 100 journey professionals every in 11 markets (Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and america) in June-July 2022, utilizing an e mail invitation and a web-based survey. Outcomes of any pattern are topic to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the variety of interviews and the extent of the chances expressing the outcomes. For the interviews carried out on this specific research, the possibilities are 95 in 100 {that a} survey consequence doesn’t fluctuate, plus or minus, by greater than 3.0 share factors for the overall 1,100 respondents, and 9.8 share factors for the 100 respondents in every nation, from the consequence that will be obtained if interviews had been carried out with all individuals within the universe represented by the pattern.

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