There's lots of speculation about the return of the travel industry. One of the biggest questions is if passenger demand will return and if so, what will the impact of any pent up demand?. We have a cautionary tale to answer these questions.
Many of my clients are starting to think about where they should go, once the pandemic restrictions are over. For some, the choice is easy - simply get back to the destinations that were deferred in 2020. But for others, this lull has meant that they are
Winter is here! Traditionally that means we start thinking about traveling. We want to get away from the cold. Or we're done with the holidays and it's time to plan our next adventure. Either way, now's the time to chase away those winter blues.
We're starting to see some things to look forward to. Recently, I posted a blog about turning the corner and how things will change. So let's turn our attention what to look forward to. Please note that much of this information is from Travel Weekly magazine.
Here we are in mid Nov 2020, the year of the pandemic. Vacation travel has ground to a halt. Americans still are not allowed to fly to Europe. Cruise ships are still not allowed to sail from US ports without CDC approval, none of which has occurred. Most of the western world is seeing yet another surge of COVID 19 infections. Yet...maybe, just maybe there's a ray of hope. We've had good news on the vaccine front. The medical community has learned a lot about how to treat those that are infected and fatalities are way down. We've learned how the virus spreads and therefore what therapeutics and mitigation measures work best. Testing has become more widespread and effective. And the world is starting to learn how to live with the virus without the harsh shutdowns we all experienced early in 2020.
One thing we know is that how you travel in the future will be different than how you've traveled in the past. Remember traveling before 9/11? No TSA for example. Well, we know things will be different based on COVID related learnings. This post takes a look at a few examples