The entire planet is going through one of the most complicated periods of the modern era, a pandemic that changes our reality and puts us in difficulties. all sectors undergo major changes, from healthcare to industries and of course, tourism.
there are few certainties of the coronavirus, there is the awareness that we are fragile and vulnerable. human beings, who have been able to resist, adapt or evolve in more serious situations.
others say that they are suffering a shock, perhaps they are small details, the daily life that we will rediscover will no longer be the same.
We want to show with this post about luxury tourism and we will tell you the truth how tourism will change.
There is no scientific data, but that is what we will imagine in the future.
What are the psychological phases we will go through in relation to travel?
fear: it is normal that no one is thinking of traveling at this time. The fear has created a normal fear, also outbreaks are occurring in other countries.
uncertainty: when it becomes “under control” we will start dreaming about traveling. In any case, we will look at the safe areas, the risks that exist and the limitations. Let’s say that with uncertainty a recovery begins, but the future is not clear.
caution: now it is more manageable, the virus is managed (the vaccine can appear in 12 – 18 months) we are close to a vaccine. caution will be a brake.
recovery: travel has been ingrained in us since ancient times, we cannot deny it. Although we are going to be careful and we are going to do it in a safer way (in safe areas and premium commuter tourism will grow and more slow travel)
What are the main changes compared to the coronavirus?
controls at the airport: it is safe when we can travel, we will be subject to more health controls at the airport (travel insurance will increase more we even find the almost the same controls before 11s) in fact it will be a problem, but the lines (even being a first class tourist will be long)
airlines: the companies most affected by the coronavirus are found. air traffic is zero and with the weeks it will be an open wound. some will fail, new ones will emerge, focus and communication with customers will change. it is to be understood and discovered.
ota: like airlines, booking, expedia and others (online travel agency in english) are suffering enormous damage. Before the pandemic, they were the leaders of the tourism sector, controlling communication, focus, standards and consumer wishes. this can alter it, ota can collapse and look for new forms of reservation.
Communication and hotel offers: the world of hotels, hitherto “slaves” of the policies of the giants, is linked to the crisis of the ota (online travel agency) for them it is good disintermediation of the final consumer. It will not be very easy, but it will not be impossible either, the hotels will find fast, captivating and easy-to-use ways to enjoy and not get used to using otas.
the benefits are greater because the trips will be dictated in the next years. This will give a possibility and variety of offers, proposals, flexible and more personalized policies.
Now we are making our ebook of luxury trips and traveling couples and we will be delighted to make a good launch in English.
And since we are also personalized travel consultants and we want to help you when the recovery occurs, we explain it here and we could also work together (taking place with the safest places, slow travel and luxury hotels)
That is going to be our policy: closer trips and if they are far in safe places and luxury hotels so that they do not have to worry about security.