In the past, travel has been an important activity for numerous purposes like study, business, exploration, and so on, but with time, traveling became an important leisure activity. Humans have always been interested in places that are not familiar to them. Thanks to technology! The development in transportation modes made traveling much easier and low-cost. Gone are the days, when traveling as a leisure activity was restricted to only rich and wealthy people, but average income individuals also afford to explore the places that are far away from their hometown, these days.
The world has witnessed many natural and man-made disasters since civilization emerged, undoubtedly, the way people live kept changing. Considering this, it has been noticed that travel trends being an important part of life also experienced changes.
Before the Covid19 happened, life was not as difficult as it is now. Life was quite normal. Travel lovers were free to explore the places of their choice. There were no restrictions like wearing masks and frequent hand washing. Travelers were choosing to go to their favorite hill stations, desert areas, valleys, beaches, etc. No fear of getting caught by the virus was there, but nobody knew about the future of travel. Traveling without a mask and sanitizer made life a much-easier and amazing activity to do.
Well, Covid19 brought many prohibitions for traveling. Many countries closed their borders and restricted the entry of travelers from other nations. All this led to a sudden stop to global tourism. Even local tourism has been affected due to pandemic. The fear of being infected stopped people even from wandering in their city.
The year 2021 will surely bring some transformations in the way people travel or organize trips. Top travel trends of 2021 are listed below:-
As a lot of restrictions are there due to Covid-19, the affected countries will not take the risk to accept a lot of tourist visas. As a result, trips to foreign countries will decrease.
Unlike international tourism, local tourism is likely to grow significantly in 2021. Although people have not started traveling without fear due to the corona effect, they are surely anxious to visit their own countries that they have not explored since the Covid-19 happened.
Since Covid-19 has made the social distance a necessary part of life, spacious and wide places for the stay will be in demand. This can bring some misfortune to people who have owned very narrow space hotels. Well, the visitors will like to stay in places where social distancing can be maintained easily.
The increasing popularity of rental apartments shows that tourists will go for this option because renting an apartment for a vacation at their favorite destination gives them full privacy and safety assurance. As compared to small rooms in hotels, apartments provide them a homely feeling during their long vacation.
Water activities have always been an essential part of tourism. When people visit any place, they want to do some adventure in water like swimming, but the Corona virus threatens the amazement of this activity. People will think twice before going into public pools, and the water adventure lovers will choose individual pools in 2021.
This is true that a fascination towards natural sites has emerged as Covid19 has shown the human the negative side of life. Natural sites like forests, lakes, beaches, and so on make travelers feel close to nature, whereas, fully air-conditioned rooms will frighten them as coronavirus is supposed to grow significantly in cold places. Considering all this, it is predicted that natural green places will be on the list of travel trends of 2021.
Although public transportation reduces the cost of travel because every person cannot afford costly car trips, the popularity of private vehicles will increase due to safety issues. People will have to avoid bus and train travel because social-distancing cannot be maintained effectively in these vehicles.
As cold places in the world face more cases of corona, the decline of tourism will be faced by them because people will prefer hot places to visit. Apart from entertainment, now safety is associated with travel. Since online propaganda about the vulnerability of cold places was highly spread, hot places like desert travel will be experiencing popularity in 2021.
The sanitizer will be very necessary to carry with you because you need to apply it again and again if you are traveling by bus or train. Also, at the entrance of every café and hotel, you will need to use it. It is a good idea to carry your sanitizer instead of using a public one.
It has never been a strict restriction to wear a mask as it is now. As corona's most important gift to our lives is the mask that we have to wear in public places and crowded places. Don't forget to pick a lot of masks with you if you are going on a long journey but you can take only a few if this is a short journey.
Either you go to a hot place or a cold place, carrying an umbrella is necessary. The reason is that it will protect you from scorching heat in hot places and from the rain in cold places. Also carrying an umbrella gives you a funky look. You look like a happy traveler. So, buy a beautiful umbrella if you are planning for a long or short trip.
It may seem weird to take some gloves while you are traveling, but when it comes to posting corona conditions, you will have to be extremely careful. When you travel to any shrines, they offer you free food in community kitchens. This is the time when you have to wear gloves. Well, wearing gloves will not inhibit your faith.
As trippers can't carry food with them on long journeys, they always prefer to buy food on the way. This is not a new trend. People have been exercising this for many decades since fast food points became common on every nook and corner. However, travel trends in 2021 will affect the food business significantly. People will like to carry homemade food. Since travelers will be having some doubts regarding hygiene when it comes to purchasing food on the way, they are likely to prefer carrying food with them. This may include processed food, dry food items, and some packaged liquids. Also, Covid-19 conditions will seriously impact street food vendors because proper sanitization is rarely available on such stalls. But don't worry, there are available online deliveries from big brands like McDonald's and KFC, etc. Order the food while you are traveling anywhere.
So, where are you going to travel in 2021? On a short journey or long journey? If you are planning any of them, then rereading the mentioned text is well worth it for you.
Have a nice journey!