One industry that has been hit hard when it comes to covid-19 is the travel industry. It has seen a big reduction in bookings and also cancellation due to the pandemic, and it isn’t anyone’s fault that this is happening. During lockdowns, people were told to stay at home, so any holidays booked did not go ahead. There was a short revival in travel, but things are not going as planned, and the industry is starting to struggle. As a passenger, there is more to think about now when it comes to booking your holiday. Here are 4 things to now remember when it comes to the travel industry after covid.
Regulations on board planes
Things have changed on board a passenger aircraft now. Where they used to be able to sit hundreds, they have now had to half the capacity due to social distancing measures needing to be adhered to. Not only that, but because you are travelling in a confined space you also need to wear a mask for the duration of your flight. This can get irritating at times, but it is now an essential element of flying. On board, you may also be asked to fill out forms for your destination and return parts of your trip, due to quarantining and also track and trace purposes. It isn’t just as easy as jumping on a plane now and heading off somewhere new, there is a lot more to consider.
There may not be as many offers
Unfortunately, because the travel industry has taken a knock when it comes to covid-19, you may find that there are not likely to be many good deals now moving forward. It is sad to see that big discounts for flights or hotels may no longer be the case. The Passenger Transportation industry has seen a change in all aspects, not just with planes and aircraft but also on trains, ferries, and buses. Cruise ships are still not functioning as they would be, and many cruise ships are just floating ghost hotels now while we wait for things to improve. There may not be as many offers right now, but hopefully, as things improve we will start to see the sales come back.
Quarantine periods changing all the time
One minute you are flying to a destination that is on the air bridge list of accepting tourists, the next thing is their alert level has changed and you are now on the quarantine list. These things are changing on a weekly basis and some people are even stuck in their destination before realizing they now have to have a further W quarantine period at home before returning to a semi-normal life. Things are changing rapidly all of the time, and hopefully, with the introduction of testing, the quarantine periods can likely reduce in the future.
Hospitality industry abroad has been affected
Last of all, we know the hospitality sector has been affected here, but this has also had an effect in other countries. You may find that routers hotels have shut for the foreseeable because of the lack of tourists heading there.
Hopefully, things will start to improve for the travel industry in the future.