Travel trends in 2019: do you know your ‘zen-do’ from your ‘skipgen’?

Just when you thought you had heard it all with ‘flashpacking’ and ‘glamping’, travelling in 2019 has brought us many more ways to label your next holiday.

We loved reading Isabel Choat’s great article on travel buzzwords in 2019, featured in The Guardian this week. With January comes the travel industry’s busy booking period as everyone starts making their travel plans for the year ahead.

As wellness breaks are now growing faster than general tourism (Isabel refers to the 2018 Global Wellness Institute report, which claims the industry is now worth an estimated $639 billion globally!), travel companies have started searching for new angles to tempt potential new travellers.

But can you guess what they all mean?

Travel trends for 2019


For those who would love to do a gap year but struggle to find the time to do something meaningful while they travel. A problem we can all relate to but otherwise known as a short break or holiday and something GoLearnTo can definitely help with ;-)


A holiday for those who have been through hard times, such as a break up, and need to get away to emotionally recharge. Wellness holidays are proving to be a popular choice for those needing a ‘painmoon’.


Pretty sure you have figured this one out! Gone are the days of getting wasted and struggling to remember your friend’s hen-do. Instead, hen parties are opting for more meaningful getaways with friends and family to experience more quality time together during wellness holidays.


A chance for mums to leave kids, and even partners, at home and indulge in some alone time.


Here to give the grandparents some quality time on holiday with the grandkids while the parents have some well-earned ‘me time’. An excellent opportunity for a ‘mumcation’.

Which new trend can you see yourself trying? Many seem geared up towards wellness holidays but we think any of our holidays would be perfect – if ‘zen’ is not your thing, why not try your hand at cooking or something creative?

Read Isabel’s full article here.