You’re already up to your ears, planning for the coming school year and the student trips you intend to enliven classroom learning with.
You’ve got big plans for tying student travel into the curriculum, but are you aware of the most important travel trends for 2019? Read more in this post about what those are and how they can inform your student travel planning for the coming year.
Winter travel is more popular than ever in 2019, offering snow enthusiasts the best of the season of cold weather.
Winter sports strike a chord with many young people and the USA features great winter sporting destinations like Aspen. But you may want to go further afield to the world-famous slopes of Whistler, Canada!
There are so many options for student travel in winter, from snowboarding to skiing, to enjoying a crackling fire in the mountain retreat of your choice.
With the environment and sustainability taking center stage, it was only a matter of time before these social concerns asserted themselves in the travel industry.
And green travel is huge for the coming year. Young people especially are concerned about the state of the world we live in and traveling green is just part of that. Everywhere, hotels are asking that we re-use guest towels and turn out lights we’re not using.
But eco-tourism offers students additional educational opportunities, which come in the form of trips to nature reserves and national heritage sites which inspire and inform while they’re adventuring the green way.
The Roar of the Greasepaint
Drama teachers will be thrilled to learn that theater tourism is a vital trend in 2019. Your drama students get an education that’s up close and personal when you take them to famed theatrical destinations like New York City’s Broadway.
But don’t forget Orlando, where Disney’s famed Y.E.S. Program offers students the opportunity to learn more about their thespian aspirations. Professionally-led workshops beckon in this mecca of theme parks and student adventure.
Taste Bud Travel
Food lovers get a boost in 2019, with food tourism being one of the biggest trends of the year.
The loss of food travel icon Anthony Bourdain may well may have something to do with the uptick in interest in tours which highlight regional and ethnic cuisine. This is an opportunity not just for those students who have culinary inclinations, but for those who seek to understand the connection between food and culture, as the great Bourdain did.
And with the US being the ethnically-diverse food wonderland it is, the possibilities are endless, from Little Havana in Miami, FL, to mining the ethnic neighborhoods of New York City for its culinary treasures.
Since 1967, Junior Tours has been supporting hardworking teachers with extraordinary educational trips and tours that live in students’ memories and enliven their studies.
We believe that learning is an adventure and what’s more adventurous than taking learning out into the world? Discovery, adventure and education create a symbiosis which translates into experiential learning that sticks.