Travel in 2020 sounds hard because of the covid-19 epidemic. All countries are closed, travel restrictions are closed, but that does not mean we will not think about tourism at all. We Happy Worthy Life want to introduce with you 5 travel trends, you can open when the borders are open.
The word glamping, or glamorous camping. So called hiking and other varieties of outdoor recreation in conditions close to the comfort of five-star hotels. Tourists do not sleep in sleeping bags, but on soft beds, dine in restaurant dishes and wash in the jacuzzi.
For example, you can rent a bubble house in the forests of Northern Ireland, spend the night in a glass capsule on the steep slope of the Peruvian Andes, or look at the northern lights in a needle with a transparent roof in Finland.
Glamping is suitable for people who dream of a break from civilization, but do not want to give up most of its benefits. And at the same time they are ready to pay for privacy and comfort. One night in a “luxury tent” can cost from 50 to several thousand dollars. The high price is due primarily to the fact that glamping is not a massive form of recreation. As a rule, a tour is developed for a specific traveler.
2. Black jack Travel
Another concept that emerged from the merger of the two English words: business and leisure. It means a trip to work, which includes rest. A simple example: you go to a three-day conference in Paris, but add to it a couple of days to go to the Louvre, visit Disneyland and shopping. Another option: you fly away on vacation for two weeks, but take a laptop with you so as not to fall out of the work processes for a long time.
Black jack trips can save you time and money: you don’t need to plan your trip twice, buy more plane tickets, or spend several extra hours at the airport. Some companies use such trips as an additional motivation for employees: they pay for the flight and accommodation on a business trip taking into account additional days for rest.
3. Flight sharing
The concept of car sharing is familiar to many of us, but fly-sharing is a relatively new term. This is the name for flying in a private plane or helicopter when a tourist shares fuel costs with a pilot. It looks like a BlaBlaCar service, only in the sky.
There are different options for flysharing: you can make a sightseeing flight in the main tourist places or get to the desired city. The basic principle is that the cost of fuel should be equally divided among all participants in the trip, including the pilot. In other words, flight sharing is not a commercial service, but an opportunity to reduce costs for everyone.
You can find the flight you need on a special Internet platform. For example, the Wingly service is popular in Europe . The user indicates the city of departure and the desired date, after which he receives a list of available pilots. All that remains is to choose one of them according to the information in the profile and reviews, and then agree on the details of the trip. The cost of one flight starts from 50 euros.
4. Slow Travel
Slow travels are a great vacation option for those who are tired of the crazy rhythm of the big city and everyday life. The essence of such trips is not to visit as many places as possible and see all the sights in a short time. On the contrary, you need to linger in a city or country in order to immerse yourself in another culture.
During the slow tour, the traveler gets to know the locals, tries on their lifestyle and habits, learns to cook traditional food, and walks in areas where visitors usually do not look.
In this rhythm, you visit fewer places, but you learn much more. And also, it’s better to relax, because you don’t need to rush anywhere and try to remember at least something about the seven cities in which you managed to visit for a seven-day trip.
5. Traveling with animals
For the duration of the vacation, the pet can be left with relatives or in a pet hotel, but it is much more interesting to take it with you on a trip. For example, the Scot Dick Nicholson went around the world on a bicycle with a cat, which he accidentally found at the very beginning of the trip. Now you can follow the adventures of a man and his furry girlfriend in their shared Instagram .
If you are not ready for a long journey, take your pet on a short trip. For example, go on a weekend trip to another city. The main thing – do not forget to take the animal food, favorite toys and a bed or a house where the pet can relax.
You will have to prepare a little more seriously for a trip abroad. You need to find out the laws of the country you are going to visit. For example, some birds cannot be brought into Saudi Arabia, and any animals under three months of age cannot be brought into France. In addition, the pet needs to do all vaccinations in accordance with its age and issue a veterinary passport. The full list of necessary documents is best clarified on the website of the consular post. Keep in mind that some vaccinations must be done no later than a month before the trip. And do not forget to buy a ticket for your pet if you plan to travel by plane or train.
Bonus: virtual travel
It is already obvious that it is unlikely to go on a long trip this spring. But this does not mean that you have to forget about travel. Many museums, theaters and galleries have developed online tours.
You can take a walk through the New York Museum of Modern Art , the Louvre and the Hermitage without leaving your home . Or watch the broadcasts of the best musical performances from the repertoire of the Vienna Opera , the Bolshoi Theater and the Metropolitan Opera . If you wish, you can even watch animals: for example, elephants, pandas or lions from the Smithsonian Zoo . All this is free and without queues.
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