People from all parts of the world take foreign trips for sheer fun and adventure.
For many years traveling has become a trend since the 1950’s just after World War II. People from all parts of the world take foreign trips for sheer fun and adventure. Travel airlines and luxury ships became a huge business. Five-star hotels, casinos in Las Vegas, and beaches in the Caribbean were preferred by the majority.
As time passed by, the taste of the new generation of travelers changed or just upgraded. People became fascinated with something exotic and a bit dangerous especially when smartphones and sophisticated gadgets were introduced in the market. Glamping on a mountain top and “selfies” are very popular to impress other people once photos have been posted which is also why certain places became instant travel destinations.
Casinos are part of the package of most wanderlusts which is the reason why Casinos in Nevada and in Niagara Falls never run out style. For travelers who prefer to stay low-key, they can wager to relax in one of the online gambling USA sites while lounging in one of the beach resorts in Miami.
According to statistics, the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide was roughly around $1.5 billion then suddenly dropped in the year 2020 to $340 million due to the impact of covid-19.
The impact of Covid-19 to tourism
Many countries during that time imposed lockdowns and travel bans in the hope of blocking the spread of the disease which leads to the recession of around 62 million people working in the tourism industry. Countries that depend much on tourism such as the Caribbean and Maldives suffered from the effect of the pandemic and the decline of the economy as well. A number of Airbnb hotels, beach resorts, and theme parks that foreigners usually visit were forced to close along with travel agencies all over the world. All businesses connected to tourism were in deep crisis for more than a year until the government of some countries feels safe for the mass to travel again.
Tourism in 2022
Tourism in the year 2022 seemed to be promising now that the majority of the governments from all over the world seemed to loosen their covid-19 restrictions since vaccines are introduced in 2021. The virus Omicron may have hit us hard but we were able to pull through. Some countries are now open to foreigners and many people seemed to go back to normal as long as they follow the health protocols of the place or of the country.
The following are the new trends
Airbnb is back on course but unlike before the pandemic, they seemed to lack a “human touch” to avoid the spread again. Proper wearing of the mask has to be properly observed. In other countries, some hotels adopted the automation process of checking in such as keyless check-in, and communication to the staff is done thru digital. More advanced countries even have room delivery robots where customers just have to type their order online and it will be delivered by a robot. Countries like Japan encourage customers to practice self-service except perhaps in cleaning their rooms. In general, major hotels follow health rules such as food safety and hygienic standards.
Seamless air travel
Traveling by plane seemed to be a bit ideal these days because the majority of the airlines are a bit lenient. However, one should expect that they will ask you your health credentials and of course will ask you to wear your mask most of the time. Cabins are highly sanitized as well and some airlines have a device that filters the air to avoid contamination if there are any.
Covid-19 is now considered a manageable human disease and simple measures have to be observed like the 14 days of self-quarantine and self-care. The tourism industry may have halted for quite some time but now that we are facing the “new normal” situation, the industry seemed to be back on track. Health restrictions just have to be observed.