In 2020, because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world tourism industry suffered and suffered heavy losses, so many travel agencies, airlines, and hotels around the world have constantly come up with new trends to serve customers.
1. Virtual reality travel
Using virtual reality technology in tourism is now very popular during the pandemic. This is one of the important applications that help visitors sitting at home can still visit everywhere through the computer screen. Specifically, this technology helps to affect vision, hearing, touch, displaying colors and shapes 100%, giving visitors a real experience.
Thus, you just need to sit in one place and still be able to visit the village of Santa Claus in Finland, or go to the State Hermitage museum in St Petersburg, Russia… with a discount of up to 90%. This service has attracted many tourists who want to relieve stress as well as explore here and there during the epidemic season. Some famous virtual reality travel apps can be mentioned as Ascape VR.
2. Unprecedented flexibility for booking, flights, tours
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, 2020 is an unprecedented flexible year for the tourism industry. Most travel businesses must be flexible to the fullest extent for refunding, canceling or changing booking dates, tickets, etc. Even if non-refundable, they will provide vouchers with extended expiry dates. , so that guests can use it for future travel.
This is considered a flexible way to share difficulties during the epidemic season as well as keep customers with the units after the epidemic.
3. Domestic tourism increases sharply
To avoid the spread of Covid-19, many countries had to temporarily close flight routes, but temporarily halted entry. This makes travel followers crazy, but knowing what to do when it’s safe to be friends.
So instead of traveling abroad, many people have to choose domestic travel. Of course, even domestic travel must comply with safety regulations to combat the epidemic.
5. The trips… go nowhere
At the beginning of October 2020, Eva Air’s flight at Taoyuan International Airport landed at the right place of departure because it only brought hundreds of people to enjoy the scenery around the island. Even some cruise lines also plan similar journeys at sea.
The aim of the airlines is to increase sales in despair due to the covid-19 outbreak, this has helped them have more income to survive the pandemic and also help passengers satisfy their “cravings”. to go far.
6. Cheapest prices for flights, resorts and combos
Indeed, the restriction of travel between countries due to the epidemic has led to the fact that countries have almost no international visitors. This greatly affects the business situation of airlines and resorts. To deal with this situation, many airlines and resorts have offered unprecedented low prices.
Right in Vietnam, the price of air tickets and resorts has never been so soft. Even at the end of the year, buying a weekend ticket is only about 1 million / 2 ways for the route Hanoi – Saigon. Or even last July, during the annual tourist peak, the combo of both plane tickets and resorts at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay – one of the most luxurious resorts in Vietnam, was only about less than 11 million VND/person for 4 day 3 nights stay. Meanwhile, the cheapest room rate here is also more than 10 million/night/ 2 people.
The world is no exception, many 5-star hotels in the world also offer discount packages and incentives to customers. In which, it is impossible not to mention the Anantara Veli resort in the Maldives. Accordingly, visitors who only need to spend $ 30,000 will be able to stay at this hotel with another person for an unlimited number of days in 2021.
Besides, it also comes with many incentives such as free breakfast, many discount offers for two lunches and dinners and services in the hotel such as spa. In fact, everyone knows that this is too cheap for a luxury destination like the Maldives compared to before the epidemic.