With 2020 being a historical year, wherein the world’s evolvement and hustle-bustle came to a halt, we expect enormous changes and drifts in 2021, especially in terms of travel. Experts expect the travel rate to rise as the year progresses.
Hopefully, with the decrease in the number of COVID cases, people will be able to resume their vacation plans and reunite with family and friends. With that said, let’s have a look at some of the most important expected travel trends for 2021.
1. Vaccination & Health
By now, health and travel go hand in hand. You can’t imagine boarding a flight without getting tested for COVID. Although medical assurances form an essential part of various flight types, it is now an obligation – a
Over time, we expect vaccination to replace with plain blood tests. Being vaccinated for COVID would mean that you can neither spread nor contract the virus, making the air safer to breathe. Moreover, wearing masks and spot checks will become part of the routine.
About 70 percent of people claim that they expect all tourist and public destinations to implement social distancing measures. Along the same lines, 59 percent say that they will avoid certain places due to the increased risk of contracting COVID. Hence, this depicts that we will most likely see a few spots becoming more crowded and in-demand than the rest, which will, of course, affect price rates, business, and quality of services in the respective region.
2. Increase in Business Travel
The pandemic may have shone a light upon work from home benefits. However, it is true that as we near the end of the lockdowns, more people are asking for a return to offices and business trips. Online meetings may sound good in precautionary terms. But, they do not substitute for the feel and experience of in-person conferences or cross-country meetings. Initiating a truce or finalizing a deal, Professionals are looking forward to gets things done in-person.Hence, we are likely to see a rise in business travels with more people traveling across countries for work and job relocation.
3. Social Spaces in Airplanes
It might sound strange, but several airlines have exchanged longer flights for increased onboard luxury. They have designed and incorporated social spaces into airplanes that allow people to stay longer for enjoyment.
Some typical activities included in Qatar and Emirates airlines are;
- Communal dining
Other airlines have gone one step ahead to include bunk bed rest zones, play areas, and relaxing pods. With people stuck indoors, airlines are trying to make travel an ultimate fun-filled experience.
People can do whatever they want on these flights. So, we are expecting increased usage and of these social spaces in 2021 as things get back to normal.
4. Appreciating and Visiting Nature-filled locations
Locked indoors, we have realized and noticed things we did not in our once hustling bustling city lives. One of these very important things was nature.
Having explored this aspect during quarantine, more and more travelers are likely to opt for nature-filled locations. Tourist flow will direct toward places with natural beauty instead of man-made wonders.
5. Growth of Interest in Travel Guides
In 2021, we expect a rise in the inclination towards local & international travel. Consequently, that would mean a general rise in the interest in the industry. People will be spending more time exploring newer
destinations, better routes, equipment to carry, measures to take, and fun things to do. To execute their trip perfectly, they would want to plan everything. This, in turn, will bring growth opportunities for the travel industry, marketing industry, tourism industry, and many more.
6. Normalization of Last-Minute Trip Changes
One thing that the coronavirus and pandemic have taught us is the unpredictability of the future. It takes mere seconds and minutes for the world to turn upside down. The realization of this particular
aspect has made many people hesitant about pre-orders and bookings. And, so everyone tries to make last-minute decisions and purchases. Although any travel form does not permit last-minute bookings, we might see this become a norm in 2021. Platforms and airports are likely to allow spontaneous traveling.
Arslan Hassan is an electrical engineer with a passion for writing, designing, and anything tech-related. His educational background in the technical field has given him the edge to write on many topics. He occasionally writes blog articles for Ecosafe Junk Car Removal.