What would remove travel barriers for future trips?

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It is revealed that 20% of travelers have never felt limitless, with the biggest travel barriers being the language barrier (28%) getting lost without speaking the local language (20%) and struggling to find accommodation (34%).

When asked what would remove travel barriers for future trips, the top factors respondents called out were great accommodation options (37%), positive reviews from other travelers (35%), being able to ask questions and directions in the local language (26% and 23%), and being able to order their favorite food (22%).

55% of travelers think the best thing about travel is getting outside their comfort zone. The top getaways which travelers haven’t done before, but would love to try one day, include a volunteering trip (39%), gourmet adventure (38%), mystery trip (38%), sabbatical trip (36%) and ancestry trip to discover their heritage (36%).

SOURCE Booking.com

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.