The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do our day-to-day activities. People are reluctant to go out because it’s not safe to do so. It’s hard not to see the consequences this virus has brought to the travel world.
Many countries have put partial restrictions or even deny entry for travelers. Despite the current condition, we are optimistic that this pandemic will eventually end. When everything goes back to normal, we expect people to travel again. But, people will definitely have different preferences towards vacation compared to the previous days.
Change in Travel Preferences Post-Pandemic
People will always need a vacation once in a while to unwind and release stress. When it’s safe, people will look for a clean and safe destination. Their travel habits will change as well. Here are our predictions of the type of holidays that people will take post-pandemic:
1. Staycation Boom
Staycation is a logical choice for people who are looking for a safer destination after the pandemic. At the moment, people may feel worried about going on a vacay abroad because they have to take a plane or other public transportation. So, they may opt for a staycation.
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2. Staying in Private Villas
A popular choice that may emerge after the pandemic would be staying in a private villa with friends or family. Since the pandemic has forced people to do social distancing all the time and minimize contact with others, people may think: why don’t we have fun in a place with fewer crowds? Staying in a private villa is the answer.
Basically, anything private will be gaining ground. Think about private residential rentals, private jets, and private yachts. People will look for a way to enjoy getaways by gathering with a small group of people.
3. Extended Stays at a Secluded Place
Since people are looking for a place where there are not so many people, they will opt for a vacay to secluded places such as hidden beaches and island resort. It’s relaxing to stay in a secluded place with your loved ones.
Since it’s been a long time since the self-quarantine, people will think about taking a long holiday. If you are thinking about going on a vacay to secluded places, you can check out Santorini, Bermuda, or hidden islands in Indonesia!
4. Road trips with Loved Ones
Going on an international trip may be troublesome because there are many rules that people should follow. Officers in the airport, for instance, will check our body temperature, whether we wear a mask or not. There will be many policies when we travel abroad.
In the middle of this situation, the road trip will make a comeback. Why? The reason is that it is effortless. Nobody will tell you to wear a mask at all times or check your body temperature inside your private vehicle.
5. Domestic Travels Will Increase
It’s been a few months since we are locked in our city. We can’t go anywhere because of the virus. It’s expected that after the coronavirus went away, the travel industry will bounce back, especially the domestic travels.
Besides the fact that people may be reluctant to travel abroad, they will want to visit their relatives in other cities. On top of that, online travel platforms will offer more flexibility for bookings to attract people to travel. Easy cancellations and refunds are expected in the post-pandemic world. So, what are the reasons that hold back people to travel? Nothing, right? 🙂
Let’s Plan for a Vacay After the COVID-19
Better days are coming. Yes, the COVID-19 has changed people’s preferences on a vacation. They are looking for a safe destination. But, the tourism industry has also worked hard to address the customers’ concerns.
For now, it’s better to stay at home. Be patient. We hope that the COVID-19’s curve will flatten soon and we can travel again like we used to do!