HOUSTON – From disrupted business trips to canceled vacation plans, covid-19 hit the world-wide travel industry hard.
Experts are saying one thing is certain, traveling will look very different after the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
Travel expert, Gabe Saglie shares 5 travel trends post coronavirus you need to know about before making future travel decisions.
#1. CHEAP AND EASY
Travel now through much of the rest of 2020 will be as inexpensive and as flexible as it’s been in many, many years, (meant to incentivize demand and help consumers overcome fears around booking).
#2. THE JUNE PIVOT
While May has been the month that travel companies began to put more ad dollar behind their promos, June is when aircraft come back online, (more people flying), some cruises re-launch, some destinations (like Vegas) open in earnest, etc.
#3. ROAD TRIP BOOM
Drive market destinations, and smaller open-space locations -- spots only, 2 or 3 hours from Houston -- will benefit right out of the gate
#4. DOMESTIC BEATS INTERNATIONAL
U.S. travel will pick up first, international travel will follow, likely late 2020 and into 2021
#5. CRUISES RELAUNCHING
Sailings returning in a few weeks, but bookings really ramp up late 2020 and especially Q1 of 2021 -- the avid cruiser will not be deterred