As the movement in the world is becoming more and more restricted, it’s hard to imagine what the journey would look like when all was finished.
The impressive global scale of the coronavirus pandemic makes it particularly devastating, but the travel industry has recovered from past crises and experts believe it will return this time around.
“People haven’t changed the desire to go to different places, but they will necessarily be much more cautious about what they do,” said Adam Blake, an economics professor and head of research at the University’s Department of Tourism and Hospitality. Bournemouth UK.
“And they will seek to be convinced that the journey is safe and will want to see for themselves the actual physical changes made to a safer journey,” he added. For now, we do not know when or how the pandemic will go. But once the public health crisis improves, travelers will also have to see prices drop to move again, analysts say.
Here are 8 things travelers will be looking to see in order to travel again.
1. Cruises will be very cheap “Travelers who are comfortable with cruising will find far cheaper prices when restarting their boats,” said Christopher Anderson, a business professor at the Cornell University School of Hotels in Ithaca, New York.
The challenge will be in attracting new travel customers, “which will be essential for survival,” he said, following headlines about coronavirus outbreaks on the ship. Anderson said the new boats being built, which will have a smaller capacity for passengers, could be a good solution to attract customers.
2. The impurity will increase greatly. “Everyone, whether it be a cruise, lodging or hotel, will have to change the way they monitor and clean up the environment in which consumers interact, in order to increase their comfort level,” Anderson said.
Hand disinfectants will be everywhere and all surfaces will be disinfected to show clients how safe they are.
3. Hotels will need to clearly communicate cleaning procedures for tourists US hotel rates fell by 30% in the week of March 21, according to Freitag, and “rates will definitely go down before they return.” It does not foresee the collapse of any segment of the US catering industry, but there will be outages, which in many cases will be invisible to guests.
4.Guests can feel more secure in hotels.
Anderson says a saving on hotel revenue can be the discomfort of travelers in rented apartments because these properties may have difficulty meeting cleanup standards.
5. Low-flying planes will be required. “People will be more comfortable if they travel in the air, if the planes aren’t full,” Anderson said. “If we really want to get this back, airlines have to fly empty seats and prices are dramatically lower than we had last summer,” he said.
6. Business trips can promote recovery for airlines.
“I believe that people need interaction and it is possible that due to a prolonged break in regular business relationships, air travel can resume,” he said.
7. Airline passengers will have more flexibility in booking Anderson expects the airlines will continue to be less stringent with cancellation and change of rates over a period of time.
8. Increasing sustainability is a potential loss. Tourism, sustainable travel and the environment were among the most discussed travel topics prior to the spread of coronavirus. “We can do it in a much more responsible and ethical way when this crisis is over,” said Peter Greenberg.