Travel Trends For 2021

Written By Alla Levin
December 19, 2020
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Travel Trends For 2021

2021 is going to be a big year for the travel industry. The pandemic has made 2020 incredibly tough for businesses in the travel sector, leaving people itching for a break once the vaccine begins to bring numbers down. In Europe, Brexit’s finalization may also make some changes to the way people travel in 2021. While there are some difficulties, companies who innovate can still expect to see success next year. Here are some of the biggest trends in travel coming in 2021. 

Remote Work

A shift towards remote working means that next year, many of us will be out of the office. Outside of lockdown, this will open up many possibilities for people to work remotely, which digital nomads have been enjoying for years. Next year, it’s likely we’ll see a rise in people trading in their home office for a spot by the pool or the ocean. 

There might also be more communal co-working retreats. These retreats bring together laptop-centric professionals for boot camps on productivity in exotic locations. Some of these retreats are short, only lasting a couple of weeks, whereas, for those looking for something even more life-changing, there are some offering year-long visas. 

Private Island TakeoversPrivate Island Takeovers

While many people disapproved of Kim Kardashian taking over a private island resort for her birthday, there will be plenty of wealthy people who will want to do the same now, especially while Covid is still a threat when mixing with strangers. If you can afford it, there are many resort enclaves surrounded by nothing but the sea in the Maldives and Seychelles, giving the travel industry in 2021 a much-needed boost. 

One of the opulent resorts is Vommuli Island in the Maldives, which can host 154 guests. For smaller parties, you can take 60 guests to Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys or host 20 people in Seychelles at Six Senses Zil Payson. 

Pleasure FlightsPleasure Flights

For some people, just being on a plane, sitting back with a drink, and watching the clouds go by is something that they have really missed in 2020. Thanks to this, some airlines realize that instead of leaving their aircraft grounded, they can instead operate flights to nowhere. 

This trend of flights for pleasure started in the Asia-Pacific region in the summer or summertime Chicago where carriers started to welcome passengers onboard flights purely for sightseeing purposes. 

Some of these pleasure flights in 2020 include a Hello Kitty-themed flight from Taipei, with food served by a three Michelin star chef. In Australia, passengers could take a seven-hour flight from Sydney, including low-level fly-bys of the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and Byron Bay. In 2021, we might see more of these flights offering aerial cruises instead of flights being purely a way of getting to another destination. 

2021 might be another tough year for travel, but some trends could help it along and keep you traveling. 

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