There are many countries which are reopening after a long lockdown, but one of the main questions remains it safe to travel. There are many airlines beefing up with summer schedules with a number of flights which will be a fraction of the pre-pandemic frequency. We can positively say that long-distance travel is almost dead. This is one of the main reasons we see the collapse of the tourist economy, which has become bankrupt like hotels, bus operators, car rentals, etc. There is still a huge fear of hanging over travelling as everyone fears the uncertainty. If you are looking towards the end of the year, the travelling industry might change.
The Long term changes
The fall of the travelling industry has led many to be unemployed, which will have an impact on the international movement for both business and pleasure. Even the airlines and the hoteliers have their travel bubbles which include travelling in green lanes for pre-screened travellers which show the antibodies towards the immunity of COVID-19. Travel will be normalised in the safe zones and will be coped with COVID-19 and will avoid any country which is poorly managing the pandemic.
The future of global travel will change as many will opt not to move around, especially with the elderly. There are many tourists who will find new locations in safe zones to help the home country stick to many new habits.
The pandemic has fast-forwarded us into the future
We have seen that many CEO is trying to more active on social media where they sit and brainstorm ideas to help reinvent themselves without gatekeeping. The pandemic caused us to fast forward ten years in the future. We are using videoconferencing technology which is right out of science fiction, which allows people to understand and learn the virtual reality will take us by surprise.
Travel can become unaffordable for many
After the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen that our lives have improved where there is a huge reduction in insane crowds, reduction of litter waste, cleaner shorelines, wildlife, etc. The economic devastation will mean that there are far fewer people who can afford to travel. The income levels are dwindling, and far fewer people can afford to travel with higher disposable income.
There are many national and local governments which can be redesigned to help with the tourism strategies to keep the crowd down. There are governments who are redesigning their tourism strategies to help keep down the crowds for more local economic growth where people are enforcing regulations which can help one protect the environment and shrinking the tourist dollar into regulating themselves and later reviving the tourism.