Train bragging, or Tagskryt, is the sustainable travel trend to know about in 2020

Walking wellness, micro trips and millennial cruising have all emerged in recent years, but experts are talking about a new travel trend for 2020 and it involves trains.

‘Train bragging‘ is the new way to flight shame (reduce your carbon footprint by avoiding trains) and if you haven’t considered travelling by rail before, now is the time to climb aboard.

As we constantly search for ways to be kinder to the environment, train bragging offers the perfect solution to explore the world sustainably.

What is train bragging?

It’s about rediscovering the beauty of rail travel at a time when everyone ne to be reducing their carbon footprint.

When it comes to flight shaming, this refers to our own travel habits rather than the shaming of others. The trend encourages us to rethink the way we discover the world, not put an end to our love of travelling.

For instance, if you’re thinking of going on an indulgent weekend away, do you really need to fly to Paris, or could you take the train instead?

Tagskryt, the Swedish word to know

Unsurprisingly, the Swedes, who take tackling climate change very seriously, even have a word for train bragging. Tagskryt is what luxury tour operator Original Travel predicts will overtake hygge as the Swedish word we use more commonly in the English language.

Tagskryt applies to people who opt to get around by train rather than plane, travelling cleanly and greenly. Lucky for us, rail holidays have been on the rise for a while and they’re set to truly take off in 2020 when there’ll be more ways to get around by train.

All things new in the world of rail travel

In recent years, we’ve seen Austria launch its Nightjet overnight trains and the Swedish government’s £4.3 million pledge to research new overnight routes into Europe, plus news that the Orient Express will double the number of its grand suites and a £150 million overhaul of the Caledonian Sleeper.

Train travel is big business right now and there are so many benefits to choosing rail over air travel. It’s often cheaper and can be quicker than spending hours at the airport before you’ve even made your way to 33,000ft.