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What Is The Future Of Travel After Coronavirus?
30 Mar 2020

The current coronavirus crisis is impacting everyone’s lives, we can no longer go out to the movies, see our friends, and in some cases, we can’t even leave our homes. However, it is having a significant impact on some key industries. The travel industry is struggling the most in the current crisis; no-one can travel, and people are cancelling trips. At the moment, no-one knows how long this will last; we just need to take it day by day. It is important to remember that this won’t last forever, though. Soon we will be back to travelling the world and enjoying it even more after the travel ban.

Future Of Travel After Coronavirus

Why Is It Hard To Predict How Long Coronavirus Will Impact Us?

No-one knows how long coronavirus will continue to impact the world. Medical experts don’t know, neither do world leaders, bloggers, or conspiracy theorists. Different countries are progressing at different rates and are taking various measures to combat coronavirus. This means that even when your country is free of coronavirus; you might still not be able to travel internationally. Also, when travel bans are lifted, there might still be some countries you can’t travel to for a little while.

Many people have trips booked for later this year and are looking for guidance as to whether they should cancel them. Other people are wanting to plan a trip to look forward to but are unsure whether they will be able to travel. The truth is, no-one knows. The world will feel the effects of coronavirus for a long time, especially the economy. What is uncertain is whether it will be for a year, or multiple years.

Stuck at Home

Why Will People Need To Travel After Coronavirus?

Social distancing is hard; being stuck in your house all day for weeks on end is hard. People will be missing their friends and family, miss getting outdoors, and will want to go on holiday to forget about the whole thing. More than ever, people will want to get out and explore the world, especially if they had to cancel trips during coronavirus. Most of all, the world will be wanting to make up for all the art, history, sports, and culture they have missed out on during the coronavirus crisis. Besides, after eating non-perishable foods, you will need to eat all the garlicky pasta, tacos, and curries you can physically fit in!

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What Will Travel Look Like Once The Coronavirus Lockdown Is Lifted?

International travel will not be possible for at least a few months after the lockdown is lifted. A lot of other countries will still be enforcing a lockdown, and the government won’t allow travel to countries where there are still coronavirus cases. However, local travel, such as road trips or interstate holidays, will be allowed. A lot of people will travel to nearby beaches or amusement parks so they can still enjoy a vacation. After weeks of self-isolation and the stress over their jobs or schooling, most people will need a holiday. They might not have seen their extended family for a while, so big groups renting villas will increase as well.

What Types Of Travel Will Be Possible?

Gradually people will be able to continue the sorts of holidays they like, but it will take a while for things to get back to normal. Unfortunately, even though governments around the world are doing all they can to protect the tourism industry, a lot of companies will go under. There will be travel agencies, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and guided tour companies that don’t make it through the coronavirus crisis. Because of this is it hard to say exactly how long it will take for travel to return to normal. Even the companies that survive will take a while to get their business back to where it was before coronavirus hit.

Simple road trips, family villa holidays, and active holidays in your own country will be the first types of travel. Eventually, more hotels and tourist attractions will open, and tours will start running again. Wellness holidays and spa days will boom as people need some pampering and relaxation to recover from the stress of the coronavirus crisis. This will start off as domestic wellness holidays first, and then when we are able to travel internationally, we will look to wellness destinations such as Bali, India, and Thailand. Cruising will be one of the hardest-hit sectors of travel; unfortunately, they rely on the international market. People will also still be nervous about being trapped in a ship with strangers once coronavirus has cleared.

Why Is Wellness Travel Going To Boom Following Coronavirus?

The coronavirus crisis has forced people to take a serious look at their overall health. The truth is when a lot of the world’s population work office jobs, struggle with stress, and choose Netflix over being active, many of us are not in peak condition. The virus is dangerous to those who are overweight, who don’t have a healthy heart or lungs, or who have poor immune systems, so a lot of people are worried about their health. Many people are already using their self-isolation to improve their health by working out or practising yoga or meditation. This trend is likely to continue with people looking for the escapism of a wellness holiday or looking to introduce more activity into their life.

Other people will be looking to relax and treat themselves to massages and treatments after the stress. Work and finances will be difficult for months or even a year after the illness, so having a relaxing escape will become more important to people. Whether this is simply finding a hotel with a great spa, or enrolling in a yoga or sports program; there will be plenty of options for wellness holidays following coronavirus.

 

Where Should I Go On A Wellness Holiday After Coronavirus?

There are many places you can go for a fantastic wellness holidays, both domestically and internationally. Most countries have hotels with spas or wellness dedicated hotels will full programs for the mind, body, and soul. Asia, however, is one of the best destinations to visit for wellness holidays and has a lot of options to choose from. In many Asian countries, you can also book wellness-focused tours so you can see the country while also staying at some of the best wellness resorts and having unique experiences.

India, in particular, is a popular wellness destination as it is the birthplace of yoga as well as having a huge focus on herbal medicine. After a long period of self-isolation, a getaway to India will be a perfect way to banish any thoughts of coronavirus from your mind. Here you will find fitness and detox resorts, yoga retreats, and hotels on tea plantations with fantastic spa facilities. Even if you just planned a holiday travelling around India, you could incorporate wellness with some yoga classes, visit an Ayurvedic practitioner, and get out into the countryside.

Wellness After Coronavirus

What Is Ayurvedic Medicine?

Ayurvedic Medicine is a holistic approach to healing the body. An Ayurvedic practitioner will talk to you about your health and how you feel and then create a bespoke plan for mind and body healing. Their plan will include dietary recommendations, exercise, herbs, meditation, and getting out in nature. It sounds like pretty basic stuff when it comes to wellness, but the Ayurvedic practitioner will identify your dosha (one of the five personalities based on physical, mental, and emotional characteristics) and create the plan based on that as well as your particular goals.

Ayurvedic medicine is so popular because the plan encompasses all the things necessary for a healthy body and mind. If you go to a personal trainer, they will create a plan for your exercise and nutrition. We know that eating healthy and exercising more is the best way to stay fit and healthy, but it is nice having it all worked out for us, so we just have to follow a plan. The same goes for Ayurvedic medicine; there are no other practitioners who will tell us what exercise to do, what foods to eat and avoid, to meditate, how many hours of sleep to get, and more. While we know all of these things are important aspects of our health, sometimes you just need someone to lay it all out for you.

While you are in India, it will be easy to find an Ayurvedic practitioner. Some hotels will even have one on staff, especially if they have week-long wellness programs. Wellness tours of India will also often include a visit to an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Ayurveda Medicine

What Can I Expect From A Wellness Tour Of India?

Wellness tours are becoming more and more popular in India as a way to see the best of this beautiful country and to focus on your health and wellness. Especially following coronavirus, these tours will gain popularity as time goes on. Alongside the wellness aspects, they are full of unique experiences, such as cultural performances, bamboo rafting, and interactions with nomadic villagers. You will get the chance to stay in a range of different accommodations, on tea plantations, houseboats and spectacular villas. Most of the accommodation options on tours like this are selected for their spas and wellness activities, so you have plenty of options for your spare time.

On a wellness tour of India, there will also be a schedule of activities including sightseeing, cultural activities, nature walks, and visits to wildlife reserves. There will also be wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, exercise classes, and visits to an Ayurvedic practitioner. The food options will be nutritious and tasty. Once you have visited the Ayurvedic practitioner and learnt which foods are best for your dosha, you will be able to eat in accordance with your body’s needs. The local guide will also be able to recommend restaurants for any meals, not eaten as a group.

 

Nature and Ayurveda Wellness Tour

At Kerala Tour Packages we have an 18-day wellness tour that is perfect for first time and returning travellers to India. This itinerary is centred around wellness and cultural activities, but some of the highlights are:

Nature and Ayurveda Wellness Tour

 

  • Local market trip
  • Guided trekking
  • Plantation visits
  • Kathakali dance performance
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Houseboat stay
  • Eight days of Ayurveda treatments

The trip is full of activities for the mind, body, and soul so you can return home rested and culturally enriched. Everything is planned for you so you can just relax and focus on your health after the coronavirus crisis.

 

Below is a sample of leisure + healthcare tour

https://www.keralatourpackages.com/nature-and-ayurveda-wellness/

 

Anish Kumar - CEO - The Travel Planners

ANISH KUMAR P K
C.E.O | The Travel Planners | Kerala | India
anish@ttpkerala.com

 

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