WHAT TRAVEL LOOKS LIKE FOR 2021
After the harsh impact that the pandemic in 2020 has had on the tourism sector in our country, travel expectations for 2021 are growing with 32% of the population wanting to travel between April and June of this year *.
In our last article, we talked about three new tourism trends for the year 2021: we want to travel more, we will plan it better and we will seek to travel with safety ahead. These preferences benefit both vacation rentals and flexible booking services.
Today we return to this article to explain three other new tourism trends for the year 2021:
- Travel in “bubble group” or with teleworking
Due to government measures that have limited mobility for months, many travelers seek to use their vacations to meet their trusted group, complying with security protocols.
Also, given the high risk of expanding the so-called “contact bubble”, we find greater interest in traveling with the people who belong to this nucleus. Both cases converge in that 70% of those surveyed by the European Travel Commission prefer to travel with relatives or with their partner.
Additionally, we find the trend of working while traveling: a much more widespread habit with the democratization of teleworking in 2020. This form of tourism has brought relief to some vacation rental platforms, with 47% of Airbnb travelers acknowledging to have worked during their travels in times of pandemic.
- Boom in national, natural and luxury tourism
We witnessed it in the summer of 2020 and it is expected to be repeated: the Spanish traveler chooses rural and national tourism. Mobility restrictions make foreign tourism very difficult, so it seems that half of the Spanish population prefers to travel within the country and only 31% prefers to go to another European country *.
In addition, the fear of contagion has led to pursue the best hygiene and safety measures, which has triggered luxury tourism and specifically a less common type of travel: private boat rentals in the Spanish coasts.
- Everything with the digitization of tourism ahead
If something has been highlighted in this article, it is the concern of travelers to maintain security measures against COVID-19 and, for this to be possible, it is necessary a commitment to digitized tourism.
A clear example is that at least 75% of Europeans are looking to book their next trips online *. In addition, other benefits such as contactless, the flexibility of reservations or the personalization of the experience, make digitization a strategic ally for the new travel trends this 2021.
These are just 3 of the trends we have studied in travel for this year, check out our last article to know them all.
At Kiploc we contribute to the safety and hygiene of the tourism sector and guarantee a safe reception of visitors, as well as a contactless opening of the doors of vacation properties. With this, we minimize the risk of contagion of coronavirus and contribute to the development of the economy.
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