Summer has arrived (for half of the world, at least). This means roughly 45% of people are itching for a fun getaway — and, if Facebook posts are any indicator, many of these are due solely to parents’ need to maintain a certain level of sanity during the off-school months. According to travel statistics, this equates to 657,000,000 long-distance trips in just fourteen weeks.
It goes without saying that vacationing is fun, but what’s really changed in the industry over the last few decades? One hundred years ago, airplanes began to transport people as a faster mode of transportation, and that was neat. Then the internet came along (also neat), and after a time, has become instrumental in helping people find, research, and plan trips to places they may not have otherwise known about.
Sure, trends emerge from time to time.