Tourism close to nature
Future trips will focus on escaping the more crowded cities and out to nature. After Covid-19, tourists will choose natural destinations such as national parks, deserts and islands. This form of tourism allows them to adhere to the rules of social separation, as well as to explore and connect with nature, something many were not able to do during the blockade. Moreover, such destinations are rarely visited, and this has satisfied the need for less crowded places after Covid-19 for tourists.
This is one of the most important new travel trends that will emerge after a pandemic. We are accustomed to social spacing, avoiding physical contact, and so does the tourism industry. The most immediate and obvious change will be the transition from cash payments to card payments and other contactless payment methods. This is because people do not want to exchange paper and coins because they are at risk of virus infection.
Now, from airport inspections to hotels, we will see strict cleaning and automation practices throughout the travel industry to prevent contact between people. Technology will pave the way with cleaning robots; Touch technology applications such as passport and electronic boarding pass, contactless fingerprint, face recognition. Health checks will also be the new standard when traveling after Covid-19. We will also see an increase in “tourism privacy,” which will have more personal space in places like airports and hotels to help people control social distance.
Choose a medical ready destination
The Covid-19 crisis witnessed people around the world struggling to get the medical care they needed. Some countries’ health care systems have been under pressure and face medical shortages and important medical supplies such as personal protective equipment, ventilators, masks. This can create a post-pandemic tourism trend that tourists will prefer destinations with higher levels of medical facilities or infrastructure. Because of that, visitors will be more secure when experiencing medical emergencies when visiting that location.