The Northern Hemisphere is approaching the warmer months, and after a year cooped up in our homes, many of us are itching to travel. We long for the street food in vibrant far away destinations or relaxing by the sandy beach under the warm sun. I might even consider poolside drinks on a cruise ship.
With today’s economy, many travel enthusiasts (especially the younger generation) might find that they can’t afford the expenses of traveling. Many are taking to social media, documenting their travel experiences. Using Jaynike, they can easily monetize their videos and cover their travel expenses (possibly even making a profit).
Travel vloggers have been around for a while, but during the pandemic, these videos provided an outlet for people who couldn’t travel. Viewers were using the travel vlogs as a surrogate, trying to imagine themselves on those travels.
Also, with people getting vaccinated all over the world, there are still mixed reports on what’s considered for travel post-pandemic. There are a lot of videos circulating online that provide information and misinformation alike. Travel vloggers can provide real information about their experiences while traveling in a post-pandemic world, and the various obstacles that travelers may face.
An increasing number of countries are allowing people to enter based upon their COVID-19 vaccination information. Many expect that vaccination passports are soon to be commonplace. In case you haven’t already heard of them, the idea is that people who have already received a COVID-19 vaccine would carry documentation with them that helps them cross international borders. These could be a game changer, especially if countries base their entry/exit regulations on vaccination and not on nationality and other factors. We can already foresee countries whose economy relies heavily on tourism taking this route and would be letting in people from many countries that they wouldn’t have before COVID.
Additionally, travelers will feel safer going to countries that already have a vaccination plan or countries that only allow vaccinated individuals to cross the border. This is another reason for embracing vaccination passports globally.
Rise In Domestic Travel
Even before the start of vaccination campaigns all over the world, people embraced domestic tourism and focused their attention on travel within their respective countries. The UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) encouraged those countries that relied heavily on international tourism to try using domestic tourism as a replacement, to keep their economies from crashing. This tactic may not be able to provide the same income that international travels brought with them, but it certainly helped alleviate some of the problems closed by border closures globally. Travel destinations often have millions of jobs of multiple destinations dependent on tourism, so they are trying every strategy to boost their economy.
From a traveler’s point of view, domestic tourism provides a safer way to travel, with lesser financial costs to incur. Many travel enthusiasts have never explored the travel destinations within their countries, and this may prove to be a new experience for them despite being always within their reach. Additionally, people are being separated from their loved ones by border closures every day now. Traveling locally only ensures they do not have to take that risk while giving them an outlet for their travel and tourism needs.
Despite the pandemic, border closures, and failing economies, travel enthusiasts will continue to drive tourism all over the globe. By embracing new trends and new places, people can still travel and enjoy themselves as tourists, albeit differently. Vaccinations will substantially change international tourism, helping countries open their borders to vaccinated individuals and boosting travelers’ confidence.