With staycations in the UK booming, London-based LGBTQIA+ festival Mighty Hoopla held a nostalgia-filled weekend experience at the unlikely venue of Butlins, Bognor Regis. What does its popularity tell us about travellers’ mindsets as the country emerges from the pandemic?
Anxiety is high as COVID-19 restriction ease but Britons are still looking to get away during the summer. As the lockdown measures are relaxed and people start venturing farther afield, Canopy & Stars is boosting confidence by showing a different side to British staycations.
In the wake of lockdown restrictions and Britons’ inability to physically explore long-dreamed-about holiday destinations, what impact has virtual reality had on the tourism sector and how will it continue to feature in people’s holiday planning and future travel experiences?
Despite international travel returning, many families in the UK are still opting to take holidays at domestic destinations. COVID-19-induced anxiety is leaving people feeling safer at home, which may benefit the British economy and give a boost to local travel businesses.
The global tourism industry was brought to its knees as COVID-19 restrictions saw jet-setters cancel flights en masse. As the world emerges from lockdown, it’s hoped that HNWIs will play a key role in reviving the sector – but how has the pandemic changed their vacation preferences?