There’s no denying that there have been serious changes to the travel sector since the COVID-19 pandemic.
People still want to go on their holidays, but they want to ensure they are safe.
After all, what is the point of going on a holiday if it puts your health at risk?
Where can I visit abroad?
It is important to note that travel restrictions are always changing.
You can keep informed of changes to the international travel system by visiting the official government website.
You must also factor in that some countries may have specific criteria, such as requiring:
- A negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.
- At least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.
- A passenger locator form to be filled out upon return/arrival.
- Self-isolation when you arrive/depart from your holiday location.
It is recommended you look up the travel restrictions for your travel destination.
The rise in staycations
The increase in search results relating to local holidays/staycations shows that despite the threats facing the travel industry last year, there was still a high demand for holidays.
Travellers that chose a staycation admitted to spending an average amount of £534 on their holidays. Due to the popularity of travel agencies, and alternative places that provide same-country locations, it has caused a positive spike in the demand for staycations.
Many people have decided to advertise their properties on websites such as Airbnb, Expedia, Trivago and other websites where travellers can easily book a vacation.
Airbnb property management providers have seen a rise in developers advertising their properties to individuals wanting to go on a staycation.
By choosing to put your property on Airbnb, it will allow you to increase your rental earnings with Airbnb management service.
We work alongside many short-term property providers to meet the demand for people who want a holiday without the need to travel abroad.
What does the travel industry re-opening mean for staycations?
Now that some countries are allowing visitors from other countries, many people may think that this will threaten the demand for staycations.
While some may think that the need for staycations has only been around since the start of the pandemic – the reality is that it is not true.
Staycations have been around since before the pandemic.
The term ‘staycation’ has been around since 2018 since a Travelodge study reported that many British people opted into vacationing within Britain.
Some companies may indeed notice a big difference between their demand for international vs national travel, but that does not mean the staycation need will die out.