Surely you’ve heard, distance makes the heart grow fonder. And honestly, the space, the distance, the pandemic has created in our lives has inevitably created an even bigger demand to explore and to interact with fellow sapiens and our bountiful nature. Would you disagree? It is safe to say that even though travel may have been one of the worst hit industries by the infamous virus. There is no way it will come to a complete halt. However, for our wanderlust to continue, the industry will surely see an evolution. And the process has already begun, starting from quarantine requirements to personal safety and combating collective uncertainty. But worry not, for we can at least trust the Delta airline reservation experts to have certain foresight and predict the future of travel so we can effectively prepare for what’s to come.
Closer to home is travel too
For the longest time, to travel meant to go as far away from home as possible and explore unknown international destinations. As a result, what remained overlooked and unexplored were the gems hidden right in our backyards. Well, not anymore. With the travel restrictions in place and rightly so, people have started looking around at nearby places to cure their travel bug. And what a sigh of relief, isn’t it? Delta Airline Reservation experts predict that this is a trend that has picked up off late and is here to stay. Let’s leave no stone unturned and no place unexplored.
Workcations are the new Normal
The work-from-home order has conveniently been interpreted as work-from-anywhere and has opened doors for a new trend – introducing workstations. People working remotely and students learning virtually can easily set up base anywhere, provided a decent wifi connection. Catching on this trend, many destinations are marketing themselves as ideal locations for a workcation and hotels are offering exciting deals on extended stays.
Slow travel makes a comeback
Traveling is a way to escape the mundane routine, and hence a large population would travel on weekends, or plan a small vacation all depending on the number of leaves at hand. But traveling is also a way to connect with people from different parts of the world, get to know their local culture and traditions and a quick vacation barely leaves any scope for that. But with the quarantine requirements and the potential for workstations, as Barron’s reported, the immersive slow travel is coming back in trend. And as travel enthusiasts, we couldn’t be happier!
Road trips to the rescue
While travel restrictions are slowly being lifted, flying to another destination can still be a cause of concern for many. And for this reason, taking to the road has become popular again. It not only minimizes exposure but also reminds us of the value of a good journey over the final destination. Given the uncertainty around the current scenario and the flexibility of cars, it’s highly likely that this trend is here to stay with more families taking to the road each day.
Thanks to the pandemic, self-reliance is the new way to be and the travel industry needs to adapt accordingly. More and more travellers are looking for as little help from others as possible to minimize contact for everyone involved. More and more travellers are opting for contactless hotel check in, room service and even car rentals. With the increasing attention on safety and hygiene. Delta Airline Reservation has a feeling this trend will stick around for at least a little while.
Do not forget your immunity passport
Sooner or later, along with their government issued IDs, travellers may be required to present additional documents to give proof of their health. Once the necessary requirements are set, this will add another layer of security in the travel protocol. It’s a matter of our health after all.
Flexible cancellations, please
Most people want to travel but there are too many things to consider. Now more than ever. What if the place I wanted to travel to is suddenly deemed a hot spot? What if someone close to me is diagnosed positive? These types of last minute concerns can stop interested travellers from finally making any bookings. Instead of asking travellers to curb their desire to travel, airlines, hotels, and car rental companies are trying to implement transparent and flexible cancellation policies. This should help ease any anxiety that the travellers may have and encourage travel and tourism as a whole.
Need of the hour: Large scale accommodations
Knowing that social distancing is the norm, most families are opting for large apartments or villas, all for themselves. This not only proves to be a money-saving option but also allows families to spread out a little more plus there’s the convenience of a personal kitchen making it easier to minimize contact with others. And when it comes to pools, it’s no surprise that options with a private pool are some of the most popular! Chances are if the concerns regarding health and hygiene stick around, travel and especially hotel stays will yet again be lavish and luxurious.
No other way but sustainable travel
If we could thank the pandemic for one thing, it would be for the considerably improved air quality, visibly clear skies, reduced water pollution, clean and fresh lakes and rivers, considerably low noise pollution, and pleasant ambient birdsong. Now that we are slowly resuming going back in the world. It is becoming increasingly important to be aware of our impact on the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. Delta airline reservation alike are dedicated to creating a healthy balance of demand and supply of eco-friendly options. National Geographic verified travel authors and bloggers are vouching for this and we think that’s great! It gives us immense pleasure to see this change in the global approach to travel. After all, we are finally taking ownership of the world and doing our bit towards its upkeep. Are you with us?