In 2020, travel industry was like suddenly stopped due to the major disruption of global pandemic that hits the whole world. People stopped travelling even for their business related trips to make sure they are safe from covid-19. However, almost everyone agrees that travel will always bounce back no matter what. The global pandemic is mostly seen as a big disruption but not something that can stop people from travelling at all.
People will always travel
As vaccination is being spread, people are starting to travel back now. However, there is a major shift to today’s travel, which is how people are more conscious about their safety as well as the sustainability. People are becoming more conscious how to travel responsibly. There are always unique appeals to travel for many people that make them always crave for it regardless of climate or time differences.
The possibility of people stop from travelling
It is hard to imagine a world where people don’t travel. Of course, there have been many benefits reported about how the earth is like healing during the pandemic where people travel less. Many places around the world that are usually crowded by people probably have well-deserved rest and make the environment so much better. It is shown by how air pollution levels dropped in various places around the world. However, it is hard to accept the idea of people stop travelling.
Travel has become a normality in most of our lives, it’s so natural to travel here and there for various reasons. Also, many people, especially youngster love travelling. They even live to travel because there are so many experiences they may not get anywhere else. There will always a sense of boredom when people stay at the same place for a long time. Hence, they crave for an adventure or trip from time to time.
In addition, travel contribute to the economy especially for the locals. It is one of the key revenues for them so when people totally stop travelling, there will be a significant decrease to their economic growth, especially to those places that rely a lot from their tourism.
The importance of responsible travel
There are many advantages of travelling to places, exploring more about new cultures, meeting new people, learning more about life, etc. The challenge is how to do it responsibly so that it becomes a better model for our planet. It is time for use to reflect together and try to be a more conscious traveler who care not only to have fun but to help protecting our environment as well.
Sustainable travel is what we should promote more to raise awareness globally. It is important to reorient our focus to interest of local residents at the forefront. Travelers must have better understanding of local living conditions so they are able to shape travel plans accordingly. Global pandemic may have caused some permanent shifts to travel industry but it surely won’t make people stop travel permanently. Travel will bounce back eventually.