Pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. We are no longer able to travel freely or spontaneously because it means we put ourselves and others in danger. Lots of people are having doubt about travel especially when it comes to travelling to foreign countries. Meanwhile, the majority of people are still hoping for safe travel in the future. It is not impossible because the pandemic will not stay forever. What we can do today is follow guidelines and always take precaution for every decision we make.
The changing of travel trend after pandemic
Many people in tourism industry have been predicting the future of travel trend. It is predicted that many things will change accordingly. However, it is normal because changes sometimes are inevitable. Safety will be the major issue of the travel trend in the future more than ever. People want to be reassured that their travel choice won’t jeopardize their safety and loved ones.
It is predicted that the popularity of travel destination will majorly influenced based on testing and quarantine requirements. People will choose destinations that are easy but safe to enter. Many cities have implemented tight procedure to allow people come in and out their cities. It makes people prefer to visit easier cities to enter because they don’t want to deal with complex procedure.
People’s preference of their destinations is also predicted to shift. Big cities will no longer the major attractions for travelers. Instead, they will choose places in more remote areas. Big cities are full of crowd and that’s what people want to avoid even after the pandemic. People are going to get interested to get close to the nature rather than enjoying the buzz of big cities. Nature provides more rooms for practicing social distancing. Also, nature provide fresh air to breath. There are many healing properties in the nature people can use to recover from the situation with the global pandemic.
It is also predicted that travelers will stay local for longer period after pandemic because of their trust issues to the uncertainty of the future. They don’t want to be stuck in unknown places while unexpected things like pandemic happen. Therefore, local trip is predicted to be on trend after pandemic. People will search for a sense of freedom without losing the sense of safety, hence domestic travel.
Travelers’ preference in planning their trip will change. They will choose terms that can be canceled. They will also consider insurance more. It is back to the doubt caused by the uncertainty the pandemic has brought. People will choose refundable booking and buy insurance to ensure they still get everything covered even unexpected things happen.
Outdoor activities will be on trend after pandemic because people are already get tired of the monotony of staying inside. People are thirsty of seeing colorful things and smelling the natural scent that the world has. They are craving for doing outdoor activities that can make their body feel the buzz.