Ways Travel Will Change for the Better in a Post-Pandemic World
We know there are questions around travel amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read our note here.
When we eventually emerge from the safety of our homes after the coronavirus pandemic, the carefree days of hopscotching around the world will no doubt be gone. But the pause in global travel has given both travelers and the travel industry the unprecedented opportunity to step back and examine how things have been done — and how they can improve in a post-quarantine world.
“People are going to be more conscious and aware of the difference between having the right to travel and the privilege to travel,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, a small-group adventure travel company with tours in more than 100 countries. “My hope is that there will be a psychological shift in more travelers’ minds — it’s not just about what you can take, it’s also what you can give. Travel should be something you value that's cherished.”
Along with that privilege will be other benefits once the world is open to explore safely. Here are seven predictions on how travel could improve on the other side of this pandemic.