With the spring rolling out full force in the northern hemisphere and countries continuing their lockdowns, many are wondering how travel will be changing in the coming months after the novel coronavirus. Millions with previous travel plans are trying to cancel or rebook flights are having issues with the plans that they made before the virus devastation. Doctors of vacationers who are trying to cancel their summer vacations strongly warn their patients not to travel during the outbreak. Still, the advisories are falling on deaf ears of travel agencies everywhere who refuse to cancel their client’s flights and trips.
The question is, what will travel be like in the following weeks or months when coronavirus has peaked. In a new survey that was just conducted by LuggageHero, more than half of Americans are planning on traveling between May and September 2020 as long as their destinations are no longer in quarantine. But most are taking cautions and a quarter of participants are trying to avoid large cities and any public transportation, many of them will also be choosing to travel domestically.
According to the LuggageHero CEO Jannik Lawaets, “Demand will come back even stronger once the quarantines are over.”
So how are people planning to travel afterward?
Many are staying in the country, and believe international travel will fall out of favor for a while as people plan to continue to stay home. Or if they do plan to travel, many will not visit too far from their homes, causing a rise in “staycations.” Road trips will be more popular than flying or taking cruises, especially after the amount of cruise travelers who have contracted the virus.
Many travelers are believed to be shorting their trips opting for a shorter trip than the usual two to three-week summer vacation that is normal; these tips could turn more into a long weekend trip.
As of right now, many states are still in a travel ban, and many airports and air traffic controllers have shut down for the time being along with various airlines shutting down as well, according to Business Insider. Right now, many plans are put on hold as we wait for the world to return to normalcy.