Unpack ’24: The Trends in Travel

We've identified the travel trends for 2024. Get ahead of the curve by diving into the insights to learn how you can deliver exceptional traveler experiences.

Inside the data

Our proprietary Unpack ’24 research draws on first-party data from Expedia®,®, and Vrbo®, as well as a OnePoll* global consumer survey.

70PB of first-party data

20K survey respondents*

14 countries*

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Inside the research

Travelers don’t want the same old thing anymore when they travel. Their tastes, needs, and desires have evolved in some very unique directions. Unpack ’24 gives you important insights into their shifting appetites so you can deliver exactly what they’re looking for — making this the must-have travel trends research for 2024.

Destination Dupes and Tour Tourism

Expedia insights tell us travelers are looking for lesser-known alternatives to popular vacation spots, and that popular music tours will drive increased tourism globally. Learn why travelers are choosing "destination dupes" and “tour tourism.”

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Vibe Check-in and Dry Tripping

From data, we know the energy and atmosphere of a hotel speak volumes to today’s traveler, and the importance of alcohol-free options is rising. Find out what vibes travelers are most interested in and what sober-conscious travelers are looking for.

Go-ccasions and Outside In

Our latest Vrbo trends show travelers are looking for any excuse to get away in 2024, and the importance of outdoor amenities when choosing a vacation rental is rising. Explore how to inspire travelers to take a trip and the top outdoor amenities you need to attract guests.

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Get into the hearts and minds of travelers

Unpack ’24 has all the travel industry insights you need to connect with more travelers in 2024.

*Expedia Group, Unpack ’24, November 2023