Tourists will tend to travel inland, looking for wild places and traveling separately rather than in groups.
Condé Nast Traveler magazine reports five trends that will change the way people travel in Covid-19. The article is the conclusion of Jenny Southan, the founding journalist of Globetrender newspaper and Rose Dykins, Marisa Cannon – the veteran writers in the British and American tourist journalism.
Staycation is a new concept of a tourism trend that emerges in 2019 – 2020, and is meant for local or domestic travel, just vacations without a passport. In 2019, domestic tourism in the UK contributes more than $ 107 billion to the country’s economy, and Covid-19 could reduce it to $ 29.5 billion by 2020.
However, when the ban on moving and closing the border is issued, the trend of domestic tourism increases significantly. For example, next spring, the rental website, the Luxury Cotswold Rental hotel, had a 166% increase in traffic and 138% more tenants year-on-year.
Environmentally friendly tourism
One of the few benefits that the Covid-19 pandemic brings is that the natural environment is restored, the amount of toxic NO2 is significantly reduced. Most flights around the world have been delayed, beaches once crowded and streets once crowded are now nearly empty, allowing people living there to explore freely.
Of course the situation above will be temporary, as countries are restoring industries accompanied by environmental initiatives. Many major airlines have requested governments to delay policies to limit air travel and reduce emissions. Meanwhile, campaigners have called for tightening conditions regarding the Paris Agreement on climate change with air bailouts.
However, after the pandemic occurs, the activities gradually return, the tourism methods that do not harm the environment will become a strength and will be welcomed by both tourism companies and tourists.
Travel looking for the wilderness
After a long period of social separation, the freedom to rise up and be in harmony with nature is the greatest need of man. Tourists crave to find a place that is airy, beautiful and convenient for outdoor exploration activities. Vacationings with secluded tents, camps or bungalows increasingly attract people who really love wildlife tourism.
Tours in protected areas are also popular, contributing positively to preserving natural ecosystems. For example, Ibera Estuaries in Argentina, the second largest freshwater wetland in the world, has four campsites. The revenue from these campsites will become aid in the conservation of rare animals such as leopards.
Meanwhile, advanced cities around the world are trying to create more green spaces. For example, Copenhagen is building artificial islands so that tourists and residents can swim, kayak, boat, fish or have a picnic.
Lots of us are fantasizing about exploring deserted destinations. Beaches, popular and crowded rental motels or large city hotels will no longer be a priority in travel plans. Instead, the private villas, the classic boats, as well as the beaches, rivers, tranquility, tranquil mountains and countryside will increasingly attract tourists. In addition, traveling by helicopter, private jet, renting a whole resort or island is also preferred by the rich.