Many signs point to a quick rebound for travel in 2021. That's because people will be making up for missed travel in 2020 and trying to use their travel vouchers, which expire soon. Travelers will have to time their trips carefully. There's a lot of evidence of travel intent. Over the last four weeks, Skyscanner.com has seen a 368% jump in searches for international destinations for travel in January.
The two types of travelers you'll meet during the year of travel: One is on a replacement vacation, many travelers ended up with vouchers after they canceled. Those often expire within a year, so there's likely to be a rush to redeem them. And the second type is the one who waited an entire year to get out and travel. Stuck indoors for the better part of 2020, these travelers will want to do more and will be willing to spend more, according to experts.
Looking at the global data, the results show that the United Arab Emirates is the most popular destination overall for 2021, followed by Qatar, Canada, and the USA. Continent by continent, the Maldives is the top holiday destination for Europeans. Travel is going to look different post-corona virus, but this may not be a bad thing. Places that were once crowded will suddenly be enjoyable again, though it is likely many travellers will opt for more isolated escapes. But no matter what, we will be back in the skies next year!