It would be an understatement to say that 2020 was a year of change and reflection. Travellers’ alternatives were constrained as a result of the COVID shutdowns, and their viewpoint has changed as a result. People are more hesitant to travel, yet they still want to go. They’re ready to go after months of confinement, but with conditions. A Travel Leaders Group and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) survey of 3,000 travellers found that nearly 70% originally planned to vacation in 2021. Euronews also says people want to travel. The ability to travel, however, is still up in the air depending on destination and origin, citizenship and vaccination status, among other factors. Due to the pandemic, travel organizations have learning standards were highlighted, change fees were eliminated, and tourists were kept informed of changing restrictions. Airlines such as United, Iberia, and JetBlue, for example, are experimenting with new cleaning processes such as touchless baggage check-in and electrostatic pistols that blast disinfecting powder throughout the cabin to clean everything, even the headrests and armrests.
Top Travel Trends in 2021
It will continue to be vital to emphasize cleaning practices, social separation, and maintaining current with entry limits and border laws. It will be aided by contactless technology and digital health passports.
Delta, American, and many other airline carriers have all eliminated change fees to help travellers feel more comfortable booking tickets. People will likely wish to wait or choose an alternative If a proposed destination becomes a hotspot, a contingency plan must be put in place.
Whether it’s returning to a place where people have travelled before or comes as a recommendation from family and friends, travel destinations can highlight this in their marketing. One option is to keep visitors informed about the area’s health and safety precautions.
The skies and oceans are cleaner, and species have resurfaced in previously depleted areas. The environmental benefits of the lockout are undeniable. “The epidemic has basically slammed the pause button on emissions, which are predicted to be 8% less in 2020 than they were in 2019,” according to a PhocusWire report from November 2020.