Covid-19 changed everything, compelling everyone to stay inside in a lockdown for several months! Now that a lot of the States have re-opened for travel again, trends show that everyone has started travelling and would rather choose to work from a hotel room over-looking the mountains, or staycations in private villas and take the road less travelled. The travel industry in India turns into 'revenge tourism', since everyone is over this phase of being locked up and wants to break free!
Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, stated at a session on ‘Future of Travel, Hospitality and Tourism Industry and The Way Forward’ organised by FICCI, “Travellers would require reassurance about health and safety standards during travel and stay, which in turn would require a healthy combination of outreach and innovation as they adjust to the new normal.”
Hotels Are Offering Deals for ‘WFH’ Travellers
Booking.com has introduced a 'work friendly' badge for hotels wherein the hotels highlight accommodations for travellers who intend to work from a hotel room and to support the accommodation partners.
Travel Companies have noticed the trend of travellers wanting to travel either for work or leisure or both, and are making changes to their hotel policies, and offering more deals and packages for 'WFH' travellers.
In an interview for Travel Trend Today, Vikram Lalvani, Chief of Revenue Management, Sales & Destinations, Sterling Holiday Resorts stated, "Short-haul destinations that are just a short drive away from metro cities are now gaining popularity. Jaipur, Thekkady, Pallavelli, Mt Abu, Lonavala, Kodaikanal, Ooty, Mussoorie and Puri are among the destinations that are likely to witness a good influx of travellers owing to their proximity to key Indian cities. Many people are also opting for staycations at nearby exotic destinations in order to discover new cultures, cuisines, and art without having to travel very far."
What Recent Travellers Who Travelled To Different Parts of India Have To Say
The term 'revenge tourism' stems from the longing to travel during this period of Covid-19, and at the same time compels each one of us to take a mental break. This is what these recent travellers who stepped out of their homes, but also took proper precautions have to say about their experiences.