Share Montenegro always publishes the most interesting information in the field of tourism. Today, the matter at hand is one of their articles which examines the current situation, both in Montenegro and in the entire world. What can we expect after the coronavirus?
According to a poll taken by Luggage Hero, when the pandemic is over, people will want to travel, however, they’ll be more cautious.
An unseen global reaction to a disease which entails restricted movement and staying at home, has made the world grind to a halt for a while, and people have turned their focus away from travel.
Everything is not as it seems.
A new poll shows that people haven’t given up on their travel plans. More than half of Americans plan to travel in the period between May and September 2020.
However, all of them will exercise caution in doing so. The Luggage Hero poll shows that a quarter of the polled will try to avoid big cities and public transportation, whereas 21 percent of them will decide on traveling within their respective states.
According to Jannik Lawaets, Luggage Hero CEO, the demand will be greater than ever once the current situation is over.
How will people travel after coronavirus?
Seeing as people will want to stay close to home, international travel will decline significantly. Travel will take place within state lines, and nearby towns and road trips will be far more popular than cruises and air travel to faraway countries. As travel time will likely be reduced to just a few days, the traditional two week vacation may very well become a long weekend.
Will tourism recover after coronavirus?
Forbes reports that experts say that travel will quickly be re-established, probably faster than anyone expects.
Despite current challenges, this won’t last forever. Travel and tourism are quite resilient industries which recovered time and again after pandemics and natural disasters, says John Lovell, president of travel and supplier relations in Travel Leaders Group.
Travel industry analysts such as Lovell, predict a fast recovery in tourism despite current headlines of gloom and doom. They point out that the travel world recovered quickly after previous pandemic and disasters, including 9/11.
“All travel companies must evaluate their own risk of collapse, take reasonable precautions, and make smart decisions about further action.”-Lovell added.
What will travel look like after coronavirus?
An aggressive recovery program is likely to be put in place as soon as the risk of infection is reduced to zero. The expectation is that many hotels will lower their prices, or offer certain services free of charge, such as free breakfast, or free spa.
According to Sophie Anderson, marketing manager at Cruise Agency- an Australian touristic agency which specializes in cruises, this will be a long recovery.
Anderson went on to say, “When all is said and done, collapse and bankruptcy are imminent. We expect at least one or two cruise companies to declare bankruptcy.”
We have already witnessed the toll Corona virus has taken on airlines in Great Britain after Flybe collapsed. It’s highly likely that others business in various sectors will suffer as well.
A few pieces of advice regarding traveling after the outbreak of COVID-19
People will travel undoubtedly, but how?
It’s advisable that you search for offers with the best value. Suppose the COVID-19 crisis is over, don’t hesitate to book a deal if you happen to find a suitable offer for late spring or summer. Don’t focus solely on the price. Instead, focus on the overall value of the offer, whether tickets for certain attractions are included, or a free breakfast.
Check when the offers expire, as this may be a move of desperate companies on the verge of bankruptcy. Shift your focus on financially stable, large, and well-known companies. Additionally, think about purchasing traveler’s insurance. The insurance policy protects you in the case of a travel agency declaring bankruptcy.