New Year 2024 travel trends: Tips for tour operators to offer unique and immersive experiences for adventurous souls

As innovative travel experiences take center stage in New Year 2024, here's how tour operators and brands can cater to

Published on Dec 30, 2023 07:00 AM IST 5 Photos

With the rising demand for travellers eager to explore the world and share their adventures, New Year 2024 will see more tour operators fielding requests for distinctive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Saumitra Singh, Managing Director at The Tigress Resort and Spa in Ranthambore, advised, “Travel brands can arrange for experiences that have emerged as a viable solution for travellers looking to book authentic local experiences with native hosts. Drawing inspiration from the current trends, travel brands can enhance their offerings by providing unique experiences like guided camping expeditions as well as encouraging exploration of less-travelled regions. By aligning with this shift, travel brands can elevate their services, offering tailored adventures that cater to the desires of modern travellers seeking distinctive and immersive journeys.” (Photo by Upbeat Nomad on Unsplash)

Bringing his expertise to the same, Aditya Sharma, Community Director at Vaatalya, suggested the following offerings that travel brands can incorporate: 1. For Community travelers, one can offer foster connections through shared group activities and informative workshops for therapies, yoga sessions,  or volunteer programs. This usually includes trekking, Yoga, art, involving them in agricultural activities, guided forest bathing if the location is exotic in the mountains. (File Photo)

2. Community retreats and tour operators and agencies can curate specialised packages focusing on safety, spiritual experiences and flexible itineraries for solo travellers.(Photo by Imad Clicks)

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3. Airlines offer special seating options for female solo travellers including mothers with infants. (Getty Images)

4. For accomodation, provide communal living spaces or co-living setups alongside private rooms. Also, travellers from urban cities crave to live in a mud house, stone house and tents have already been a service available to cater to diverse preferences. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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