With the outbreak of COVID-19, it appeared as if the entire world was thrown off its axes. In the modern times, we have witnessed a fair number of viruses that affected the global economy, but nothing of this magnitude. Not only that the virus reached every end of our planet, but it seemed like everything simply stopped for a moment.
Luckily, in the last couple of days, it appears that we are all starting to get back to normal life. In times like these, people usually get an urge to travel to remote destinations and expand their horizons as much as possible. When all the borders finally open, we will definitely witness a huge influx of tourists and digital nomads, rushing to their favorite destination. Still, is it all gonna be smooth sailing from now on, or will there be any rules and restrictions that we will all be facing? Here’s a look into what we might expect to see.
Expect the prices to soar
This is not a gloomy, pessimistic prediction, although we are perfectly aware that might be what it looks like. Still, it’s based on a simple supply and demand chain. Because so many people will have the desire to travel during the post-pandemic era, and with the tourist season already shortened by the COVID-19 outbreak, chances are that travelers will have to dig just a little bit deeper into their pockets in order to head out to their desired destination.
Just how much of an increase will it be, remains to be seen, but judging from past experiences, it should not be unbearable, or the demand for accommodation and travel arrangements will suffer. After an initial increase, the prices of airline tickets and vacation offerings will slowly come down as we go further into the peak season.
Social distancing might be here to stay for a bit
Allow us a moment to explain this sentiment. We are not claiming that you will be forced to wear a face mask and gloves for the rest of your life. However, because the virus is still present, chances are that travelers will be forced to adapt to the situation at hand.
The biggest resorts are already implying that that are prepared to perform all the necessary steps, just to save their season. That probably includes lowering down the number of available bedrooms, in order to make the social distancing work. Making sure that you are not in close proximity to the other people does not sound like a great vacation time, but it might be necessary, at the very start. Luckily, the prognosis that claim the virus will weaken over time are a tremendous boost of positive energy, so let’s all hope that they will come into fruition.
You might want to focus on local road trips at first
That is, until the international travel bans start to loosen up. It is a genuinely surprising fact that most people who call themselves travelers at heart never took the time to explore their own country. While traveling to remote destinations has a special kind of charm, especially because it allows us to come into contact with different cultures and customs, we generally tend to overlook tourist attractions and gorgeous natural scenery that is located just a couple-hour drive away from us.
This can also be a great time to explore the outdoors with some of your friends and family members who aren’t so in love with traveling, such as yourself. If you just try to transfer your attention on that positive side of things, your entire outlook on the situation might change for the better. At the very least, you will receive a chance to create some memories that will last a lifetime. We are aware that it might sound like a cliché, but you can give it a chance from time to time. Local road trips might be just what the doctor ordered to take the blues away.