COVID-19 has left the world in a state of absolute turmoil! The lockdown, social distancing, self Isolation & quarantine were the terms many of us did not even know a few days before.
The pandemic has happened in almost every area! Travel & Tour is one of the sectors that has been affected the most. There is no way people can get out of their homes, cross any borders or think of any vacation.
So, COVID-19 has affected the lives of the globetrotters tremendously! They are left with almost nothing at this point in time. This scenario is particularly true for those ardent travelers who value Traveling more than anything else in their lives.
Globetrotters have been really affected by this COVID-19 lockdown, the period of self-isolation, social distancing or whatever you say, in a number of ways. While there is an assortment of pros, they can also build their plans for the upcoming days around the cons that it entails.
Read the complete article to find what has affected them the most and how they can work with the cons of self-quarantine with a positive frame of mind. Let’s go ahead:
Disadvantages of COVID-19 for Globetrotters
The world is suddenly Responding in a Different Way
For those voracious globetrotters, travelers, explorers, or whatever you call them for that matter, exploring new things, discovering the undiscovered, and going into short periods of quarantine to whatever place they choose for them.
But, suddenly everything has changed, the world is completely behaving differently - NO VACATION, NO NEW DISCOVERIES, NO EXPLORATIONS, indeed many nos. This is completely frustrating for those who consider earning their life by traveling. Nevertheless, Governments throughout the world are taking important measures - let’s see when we are going to restore our normal lives again.
They cannot cross the Borders & stuck at a single place
So, while the Governments across the globe are trying to curb this menace, the human movement from one place to another has been stopped. One can’t imagine the pain of someone who is all through his life has traveled, and he is suddenly locked down inside.
For many, supposedly, the travel bloggers, explorers, travel geeks, and historians, it has become almost impossible without a new traveling story. The borders around the world have been closed because of the COVID-19 turbulence and for the explorers, it’s become quite tough. In general, people from most professions, have the option to work from home, but travelers are left with no options to be productive from home at all.
Have to Cancel Many of their Future Plans
For travelers & explorers, their life is all about their future plans and everything. So, while after, the lockdown and quarantine that is happening around the world, they are forced to cancel all of their future travel plans. That is really devastating for someone who is hopeful just because they have their own plans in life. Nevertheless, everyone should be positive and try to tackle the situation with grace & positivity.
Advantages of COVID-19 for Globetrotters
While there are hundreds of things to discuss the disadvantage of this quarantine period, yet we can also throw light on things that make it positive for people. Here’s how:
They have got Enough time to Plan Next list of Vacation Destinations
1. Everyone will agree on the fact that this period of quarantine has come up with a lot of time for self. While for a long time you have been skeptical as to why a certain plan failed and why it looks like failing, this quarantine has given you enough time to contemplate and think about the next many vacations and analyze the mistakes in the past.
What you can do is, sit down with your writing pad (paper/laptop), you can note down the areas that were not taken care of properly during the previous vacation. Then you can think about an alternative plan that could be worked on, in the next part of the vacation.
2. They have got time to read & watch more about traveling
If you really want to see the world, travel more & explore more than this is the time to acquire enough knowledge, know enough travel stories, and feel motivated enough. You can collect the list of movies, books, articles, stories & magazines on traveling and keep them all at an accessible distance from you. Make sure that you won’t get this opportunity again in your lifetime - this peace & nothing else to do at hand. So, make the most of this time and many great trips are bound to come your way.
They have got time to peacefully prepare their list of Traveling Gear
If you are a real traveler, you will understand the importance of traveling gear! You will understand how not having arranged and known the proper travel gear, in a particular case, has been a bad idea. So, while you are all free, you have officially nothing to do, you can search about different traveling gears and prepare a list. If at all possible, you should order (however it’s not recommended as of now because of COVID-19 spread). What this small step looks too small, it can make too many positive changes to your travel plans.
So, while everyone, particularly the travelers are all locked facing too many problems, it is always great to stay positive. COVID-19 has without any doubt created a never-before like uneasy situation for the globetrotters, it’s advised to find ways to cope with this loss till the time everything is restored to normal. Make your travel plans, wish lists, recollect your memories from the past and be safe.