Travellers, rejoice. According to Skyscanner’s new 2020 Travel Trend Report, FOMO – or the popular acronym for “fear of missing out” – has been ousted in travel trends by the less anxiety-inducing JOMO, the “Joy of Missing Out”. The Skyscanner report, which collected data from over 7,800 travellers across seven Asia-Pacific markets, found that JOMO travel or that which disengages the individual from their hyperconnected routine, has seen an increase in year-on-year growth since 2018. It seems that travellers, particularly those from Asian cities that make it hard to detach from the virtual or real stresses of everyday life, are looking to travel to faraway destinations where they can be truly present. By this logic, a holiday with spotty Wi-fi might just be a blessing rather than a curse. Photo park in Indonesia takes FOMO to new heights There seems to be no escaping connection in Hong Kong, whether in the densely-packed streets or our virtual world. According to the latest government census from 2018, 92.3 per cent of households have access to the internet and 5.8 million people aged 10 and older have a smartphone, spending about 30 hours on the internet per week. These statistics might explain why Hong Kong travellers are attracted to holiday destinations where smartphones aren’t attached at the hip. With the internet comes Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, WeChat or other social media and messaging platforms, as well as work emails, project management platforms, collaborative online documents and spreadsheets. Constantly ‘plugged-in’ lifestyles have been shown to cause stress and anxiety, among other mental health issues. View this post on Instagram Phra Nang beach has all ingredients of beautiful beach in Krabi province. A backdrop of picturesque limestone cliffs provide natural shade from the hot afternoon sun and offer rock climbers one of the most stunning sites with turquoise sea view. It is more popular and busier than Railay West during high season Nov- April. @serenastravel . . . #beachlifethailand #thailand #krabi #phranangbeach #drone #sheisnotlost #dametraveler #femmetravel #girlsborntotravel #thailandismagic #lovethai #unseenthailand #reviewthailand #amazingไทยเท่ #ไทยเที่ยวไทย A post shared by Thailand Beaches (@beachlifethailand) on Dec 9, 2019 at 2:24am PST According to Skyscanner, Hongkongers are loving the islands Phu Quoc and Krabi for a transformative JOMO holiday, where “seizing the day” is the name of the game and your smartphone isn’t in play. These Southeast Asian islands experienced spectacular growth in popularity, jumping 100+ ranks on Skyscanner’s destination hot list. Phu Quoc, located on the southwestern tip of Vietnam, invites travellers to experience island life without overtourism, explore uninhabited islands nearby, and spot the majestic green turtles and dugongs that thrive in the area. What is ‘Slow Travel’ and why are Hongkongers signing up? There is no prerequisite of Lululemon gear or Instagram hashtags for the prospective JOMO traveller. Those interested in this type of Zen-like expedition simply need to seek out emerging destinations, find activities on the road less travelled, and book tickets during the off-season when crowds are minimal. View this post on Instagram Chilly days and ocean air.|| Featured Photo by @seandmcmullen at Peggy's Cove. #explorecanada #visitnovascotia A post shared by Nova Scotia (@visitnovascotia) on Dec 5, 2019 at 12:56pm PST More adventurous JOMO travellers might be keen to check out emerging destinations such as Georgia or Nova Scotia in Canada. Travel blogs have also cited Kyrgyzstan as another vibrant holiday spot where overtourism is still a non-issue. In the mountainous Central Asian country, you can hike and trek in national parks, tour on horseback through the mountains and ski or snowboard at the Zil Ski Resort. Wherever you go for your next holiday, you can rest a little easier knowing that the days of social media travel anxiety are behind us. Do as you like, wherever you like, without the incessant “ding” or “brrp” of your phone. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .