Top 5 Travel Trends of 2018

Travelling solo

We may be living in the era of the millennials, but it is also safe to say that it’s a wanderlust era as well. Pair this with the fact that it is now cheaper than ever to travel and you have people all over the world are packing their suitcase to explore the globe.

As an accommodation provider in Brisbane, I always keep myself updated with the latest travel trends. Over the past few weeks, I have been scouting all over to determine what the travel trends of 2018 will be. Today, I will share my findings with you.

So, continue reading this post to discover the top 5 travel trends of 2018. Make sure to follow these trends when you plan your Brisbane holiday, or any other holiday this year!

Travelling solo

Travelling solo is something that people have been doing over the past few years. This is also something that I’ve noticed here with our guests at Bridgewater Terraces. However, this trend has exploded recently. According to Google, the searches for ‘travel alone’ and ‘solo travel’ have are at their highest ever. This just goes to show that travelling solo is one of the hottest travel trends currently.

Moreover, travel companies all over the world are offering special product packages specifically to cater to solo travellers. Intrepid Travel recently released their first-ever solo the only tour after experiencing an increase of 40% in solo travellers over the last five years. Transat is another company which is looking to create special solo traveller offerings. With so many offerings coming up for solo travellers, it’s safe to say that this trend will be around for a while.

Multi-generation travel

While family trips and vacations are something that we all enjoy, this trend had been dying out slowly. However, many travel companies have stated that multi-generation family travel is making a comeback. We started to see in last years’ trends and continue to see this already with guests at our Brisbane holiday apartments.

Multi-generation travel allows a family to spend quality time with each other. It also allows family members to experience a unique and fulfilling holiday. We can probably expect to see more of this travel trend this year.

Business mixed with leisure

Many people travel to Brisbane on business. However, I have been noticing that more and more people are considering mixing their business travel with leisure. Brisbane is a highly accessible and well-developed cosmopolitan city. It also offers plenty to see and do to all types of travellers. As such, more and more business travellers are looking for extended holidays in Brisbane.

This trend holds true all over the world as well. The lines between business travel and leisure travel have merged, and this is something you should also look to do in 2018.

Wellness travel

I’m sure you’re well aware that people have shifted their thinking towards wellness and leading a healthy lifestyle. This is something that has intruded into travel as well. Today, more and more people are considering taking a wellness holiday where they can relax and rejuvenate their health.

Brisbane is one city that offers plenty of outdoor activities to tourists. This is probably why we’re seeing more of health enthusiasts at our holiday apartments. And this is one trend that I expect to continue beyond 2018.

Alternative accommodation

Earlier, people were limited when it came to choosing accommodation during travel. Most people would stick to hotels or motels. However, travellers are much savvier today, and a growing trend is choosing alternative accommodation options.

Alternative accommodation, such as the self-contained apartments we offer at Bridgewater Terraces offers much more space and flexibility to travellers. Alternative accommodation is also usually much cheaper than traditional accommodation. No wonder more and more travellers are choosing us over hotels in Brisbane.


Travel trends are always changing. In 2018, the hottest travel trends are expected to be travelling solo, multi-generation travel, business travel mixed with leisure travel, wellness travel and choosing alternative accommodation.

If you’re planning an upcoming holiday in Brisbane, then you’ll do well to follow these travel trends. And, for the best Brisbane accommodation at reasonable prices, look no further than us here at Bridgewater Terraces.

Call us at 07 3435 5216 to book one of our holiday apartments today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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