Top Trends in Travel For 2018 analyzed thousands of data points this year to identify the top trends in travel for 2018, and the results show that American travelers are increasingly interested in unique and novel experiences. Highlights from the report include the rise of secondary destinations like Chiang Mai, the Azores and Cartagena, and non-traditional lodging options such as tentalows and houseboats.

U.S. October Travel Trends Index – Gloomy Six-Month International Projections Overshadow Domestic Travel Gains

Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2 percent year-over-year in October, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) marking the industry’s 106th straight month of overall expansion. However, according to the Leading Travel Index (LTI), there is continued cause for concern looking ahead to the new year.