The UK’s traffic light system was intended to restore people’s confidence in travelling abroad again, but it’s had the opposite effect on many. So, what will convince them to start booking overseas trips? Canvas8 spoke to nine Britons to find out how COVID-19 has impacted their summer plans.
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?
Quarantine rules, virus testing, medical forms – travelling in 2020 is no easy feat. With so much new information to understand, consumers are seeking the expertise of traditional travel agents to help them navigate the complexities of travel during the pandemic.
The pandemic has brought the travel industry to a near standstill. But with restrictions lifting, the desire for a summer holiday is still strong, in spite of fears of a second spike. Searches for staycations in the UK are reaching a peak, while some booking sites have enjoyed record sales.
International tourism virtually ground to a halt in 2020, leaving countless would-be jet-setters stuck at home. Yet at the same time, many people took the chance to re-evaluate how and why they travel. Could sustainability concerns reshape the ways that Britons plan their holidays post-pandemic?