2019’s top four travel trends

Last year it was all about solo travel, wellness trips and cruises. This year we’ve become more socially conscious and technologically minded. Here are four trends we’re betting will be big in 2019. Responsible travel As socially conscious millennials and Generation Z-ers make their voices heard in the travel arena, responsible holidays look set to be a huge trend this year. According to accommodation platform, today’s global travellers would rather skip a destination altogether if they feel their visit there would impact the locals negatively. Accordingly, socially conscious travel companies…

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Rio 2016: ‘Hands off Caster’ trends in South Africa

More than 17,000 tweets made the hashtag #HandsOffCaster South Africa’s top trend over the past weekend. It sent a clear message – South Africans were ready to defend their middle-distance runner Caster Semenya from persistent questions over whether she should be excluded from racing in Rio. Semenya was made to undergo gender testing after winning gold at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. She was cleared to compete in 2010 after being sidelined for 11 months while the tests were carried out. The tag #HandsOffCaster appears to date back to…

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