Covid 19 pandemic has carried travel to a “STOP”. Outside of medicinal services—where legends wearing outfits are fighting on the bleeding edges and in this so many ventures have been hit and especially travel and tourism industry. COVID-19 has influenced every nation on the planet, and everyone is probably going to recuperate at an alternate rate. The pandemic has changed the manner in which individuals will travel financially and socially. When the world vanquishes the COVID-19 crisis more adequately than 'Progressively secure and Healthier' destinations will be created on earth. In times to come, the destinations which the world is looking as a 'success safe' target will be a maintained goal for movement of the travel industry. In India, moreover 'progressively secure districts and objectives' will grow for the family explorers, inbound adventurers to visit safe destinations just in the fundamental time span.
Now, the question arises Will We travel again for more than a day? Yes, we will definitely travel but with some safety measures. The trends that are anticipated will be the few new reformed travel examples to look for:
1. Focus on Local and Domestic Tours: In the starting, we will choose “Local and Domestic Tours” rather than an “International tour”. Domestic flights will be more appealing than international.
2. Business Travel: This form of travel will mostly be open by 70-80 % after the pandemics. Before that it will be continued on virtual meetings and online resources.
3. Classic Road Trip: We'll begin heading out with short outings to goals to which we can drive in our own private vehicles. Car rental companies will likely offer great rates post-lockdown, with assurances of each vehicle having been deep-cleaned after each use.
4.Staycations: It will be a new “Holiday Mantra” and will emerge as a popular first choice, as it offers you some much-needed space and quality time in a beautiful setting—without any hassle of travelling at all. But with this, it will require so many safety measures from safety sanitizing tunnels to the availability of new masks
5. Touch less Travel: The most quick and maybe most noticeable change will be a move to touch less travel from air terminal curbside to lodging registration. Indeed, even with severe cleaning conventions set up, trading travel records and contacting surfaces through registration, security, outskirt control, boarding despite everything speak to a huge danger of disease for the two voyagers and staff.
6. Robotization/Atomization: The whole division of tourism and hospitality industry will turn into the new standard. Biometrics are as of now a generally acknowledged answer for character check, and their utilization will turn out to be increasingly across the board as physical unique mark and hand scanners are eliminated. Increasingly touch less alternatives will become possibly the most important factor including contactless unique finger impression, just as iris and face acknowledgment. Besides, innovation for touch less information passage, for example, signal control, touch less archive filtering and voice orders are as of now being tried. Care must be taken to guarantee these advancements are comprehensive and to wipe out the danger of potential predispositions.
7. Opportunity for Responsible Travel: Cautiously analyze your equipment and all tasks through the crystal of carbon impression, squander minimization, water and vitality productivity, neighborhood enrollment, network association and advantage. Future travelers will have a honed eye for these issues. For mindful travel professionals, this won't just be a natural impulse yet in addition a market impulse to fortify your believability and set up a reliable client base.
8.Rural Tourism: After Covid 19 crisis, more tourists will travel to spend their holidays in rural areas. The rural communities are understanding about the circumstance and they comprehend this is an overall issue and that they should take care of themselves and their villages. The communities do accept that things will be sensible, as we are cheerful that Tourism will come back to the rural areas after the Covid 19 emergency is finished and furthermore the essential point of saving tourism as an advantageous wellspring of business for all the taking an interest networks. Since the income is disseminated broadly, there is no convergence of pay in less families along these lines decreasing danger of over reliance.
9. A win win situation for Wildlife Tourism: If wildlife tourism wants to grow, it must spread its branches and shade new and original places. Tourism roots in untouched places and nurture its growth in ways suitable to the new environment. It can also evolve in directions more appealing to the wildlife visitor, embracing so many other ways of experiencing our natural environment than from the back of a moving vehicle. If we stick to wildlife: there are now 50 tiger reserves across the country. A large number of these have any considerable tourism. But is the tiger main fascination? .Scotland (the size of Assam, 40 times smaller than all of India) attracts over a million wildlife/nature tourists a year in spite of no large carnivore.
Yes it is well known that, India is a vast landmass with more incredible sites than most countries, both cultural and natural. Many of the known ones are still very under-visited, but there is so much more that is not visited at all. India has incredibly beautiful forests and countryside in all States and therein lies fantastic tourism potential. With this, the other forms of tourism which will also boost up, these are: Wellness tourism, Culinary tourism, Religious tourism.
Various state tourism boards will definitely support development of tourism activities in rural areas also. This will likewise help in making exchange wellspring of pay while the visitors can't visit the towns. We do believe that these organizations will be valuable for us and our system in the more drawn out run. As UNWTO report also predict that, the estimates regarding the recovery of international travel is more mixed in Asia, with most experts foreseeing recovery still in 2020, with half of the experts expecting to see recovery within this year.
Let’s hope for the best, and in the near future Support Tourism and it will definitely survive.
-Ruchika Kulshrestha,Assistant Professor (Tourism),
Amity School of Hospitality,
Amity University, Haryana