The Clickstay team went to the World Travel Market in November, to learn about what the top holiday trends for 2015. So here goes...
1. Authentic travel experiences - 'holiday like a local'
Not exactly Travellers want direct contact with locals, and that’s exactly what we offer. Renting a holiday property with Clickstay often means you get access to a proper home and the best kind of local tour guides around – the owners themselves.
Also, when you book with us there is the added security of booking through Clickstay’s online payment system
which ensures the safety of your money because we hold the payment from the owner until three days into your booking.
2. The 'Braggies', i.e. the bragging selfie
When we go abroad, we love to brag to our friends and family back at home. It's mean but everyone's guilty of it. In 2015, holidaymakers can expect hotels to offer rewards (such as free wifi) in exchanged for posting a 'braggie' with a mention of the hotel's name... So we thought we would jump on the bandwagon and give our renters 10% off their next booking if they post a photo from their Clickstay holiday on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the hashtag #myclickstay
3. Cycling holidays - and the rise of the MAMILS (Middle-Aged Men In Lycra)
Especially in the Americas, cycling is set to overtake golf as the new middle-aged holiday sport - with top destinations being Europe and California. Cycling has become the new tour bus, as a great way to sightsee and view the natural landscape, and growing interest in fitness is only likely to boost cycling tourism's popularity further!
We have plenty of properties in rural France which would be ideal for cycle rides in the country, here's one of our faves
4. Surfing holidays in Africa
35 million people around the world are keen surfers, and the number is set to grow to 50 million by 2020. Africa is home to some of the best surf spots in the world, and the ISA (International Surfing Association) has deemed Africa the destination to watch.
You don't even have to travel that far to get a taste of Africa's epic waves, check out our properties to rent in Essaouira, Morocco
. Easyjet launches flights to Essaouira
from London Luton starting May 2015.
5. Eat authentic local food with websites like eatwith.com
You can 'book a local' to cook you the best in local cuisine using websites like the link above, and bookalokal.com
. If you are a food enthusiast, holiday's have just got that little bit better.
6. Travelling with dogs
With the rise of pet-friendly restaurants and properties accepting dogs, there has never been a better time to take your best canine buddy with you on your adventures.
We have almost 3,000 properties
on our website which consider pets. Which of these holiday trends for 2015 appeals to YOU most?!