Going by its literal meaning, vacation is a time period where one takes a short break from his daily life to get a relaxing getaway to some place nice; the far, the better. But have the current times changed the definition of vacation for us? In this blog, we are gonna find what does the future looks like for travel junkies.
With no-where to go how can one predict the future vacations will be like?
It will be quite rhetorical to say that the current times have jolted down the travel and tourism industry all across the world. As the world continues to grapple with pandemic, according to sources, in a report put out by the United Nations (UN), [SA1] the year 2020 will see a historic dip of 60-80% in international travel; compared against the statistics of 2019. Implying, vacations will no longer be about getaways. With mass cancellations of travel bookings, the travel and tourism industry has been the worse hit by the pandemic.
One cannot deny, the world order is already changing around us. Everything is now being operated remotely. Our homes have turned into offices and social media, our new social hangouts. According to a report by Forbes, [SA2] there has been a rise in the internet usage by 70% and a 12% increase in the online streaming as people continue to remain indoors. One can presume, binge watching your favorite shows on online entertainment platforms like Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime Video is our only, though virtual, getaway for now.
With all the famous places across world continue to remain closed, we all literally have no where to go. But will international tourist attraction places like Niagara Falls, Venice, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, or even local eateries, hotels continue to remain locked-up? No! But the question still remains when can we expect the revival of carefree travel again?
Solo, Slow, Smart: The future of vacations!
It’s a fact, COVID19 scare will continue to shape our way of living as well as our social norms. Social distancing, strict sanitization, and relying on innovative ways of keeping oneself safe while stepping out of our homes will be the next step now. The travel and vacation can be only be revived if we will conquer knowing how to live with COVID19. Vacations, travel, and tourism will surely strat slowly, but it has to be smart.
The world will see a phase wise opening of public places by implementing relaxations in the lockdown. So, we will have to learn to live with the unasked change for a really long time. With many domestic airlines already started to commute within the borders, though with low numbers of passengers, we can see a silver lining near future. Yet one cannot deny that the majority population will be unwilling to go for mass tourism. However, it would be safe to say those who still have not cancelled their travel bookings can safely postpone them by another eight or nine months.
China initiated its slow tourism within its borders when places like Shanghai Disneyland became one of the first public places to open in China after Corona scare. There was a proper crowd check, checklisting of all medical requirement like temperature check, face mask distribution, hand-sanitization, and most important following the the new social norm of distancing. In a news reported by the BBC, a restaurant in Amsterdam revamped its architectural ambiance to make it fit for people to eat their safely while maintaining social distancing.
In a detailed research paper authored [SA3] by a team of Chinese researchers from Australian and Malaysian universities, and a Turkish professor there will be some key trends dictating future travel and vacation trends. To list a few: People will avoid travelling in large groups. They will slowly find ways out of their homes once the state will guarantee their safety beyond four walls of their homes. Their will be surge in luxurious stays in hotels and spa retreats. Other reports also suggest that travel insurance will now be an essential criterion not to be neglected.
So, until the international borders still remain closed, the future of vacation will slowly rely on domestic solo travels.
All that you need for future-ready travels:
Before we can hit the safe zones in our local communities to warm ourselves up to adapt to the new-way-of-vacation, we know one thing: travelling solo can be overwhelming. You have to take care of everything on your own. Wouldn’t it be great to rely on someone to save the day?
Well, thank God for start-ups like Yo2See [SA4] that harnesses the power of internet, to be your modern-day Genie. From the comfort of your home, you can sell, buy, and rent anything that you would need on your travel with just a click.
While going solo, one always runs on strict budget. With Yo2See it’s always easy to find safe and affordable places on rent to stay in your community while you enjoy to break the monotony of living in your home amid lockdown. You can also rent cool gadgets like camera, video camera, sound box, and even game box, some books may be – to treat yourself with a getaway which will safe, fun, relaxing, and affordable? You can also sell anything that you don’t need at good prices to make some extra dollars to treat yourself with.
As the world prepares to gear-up to embrace the changes dictated by COVID19, Yo2See can help you to get all that you need to have a fun vacation! From renting car to hit the roads to publishing your travel blog, Yo2See is all that you need.