Adam Quirk in Trip and Travel Blog, Travel around the world, Travel Global Investigator • Facebook Apr 15, 2020 · 2 min read · +100

How Travel Might Change After the Coronavirus

How Travel Might Change After the CoronavirusWith the spring rolling out full force in the northern hemisphere and countries continuing their lockdowns many are wondering how travel will be changing in the coming months after the novel coronavirus. Millions with previous travel plans are trying to cancel or rebook flights are having issues with the plans that they made prior to the virus devastation. Doctors of vacationers who are trying to cancel their summer vacations strongly warn their patients to not travel during the outbreak, but the advisories are falling on the deaf ears of travel agencies everywhere who refuse to cancel their client’s flights and/or trips. 


So the question is what will travel be like in the following weeks or months when the coronavirus is at its peak. In a new survey that was just conducted by LuggageHero more than half of Americans are planning on traveling between the months of May and September 2020 as long as their destinations are no longer in quarantine. But most are taking cautions and a quarter of participants are trying to avoid large cities and any kind of public transportation, many of them will also be choosing to travel domestically. According to the LuggageHero CEO Jannik Lawaets, “Demand will come back even stronger once the quarantines are over.” So how are people planning to travel afterward? Many are staying in the country and some believe that international travel will fall out of favor for a while as people plan to continue to stay home. Or if they do plan to travel many will not stay too far from their homes causing a rise in “staycations” and road trips will be more popular than flying or taking cruises especially after the amount of cruise travelers who have contracted the virus. Many travelers are also believed to be shorting their trips opting for a shorter trip than the normal two to three-week summer vacation that is normal, these tips could turn more into a long weekend trip.

coronavirus is at its peak. In a new survey that was just conducted by LuggageHero more than half of Americans are planning on traveling between the months of May and September 2020 as long as their destinations are no longer in quarantine. But most are taking cautions and a quarter of participants are trying to avoid large cities and any kind of public transportation, many of them will also be choosing to travel domestically. 


According to the LuggageHero CEO Jannik Lawaets, “Demand will come back even stronger once the quarantines are over.”


So how are people planning to travel afterward? 


Many are staying in the country and some believe that international travel will fall out of favor for a while as people plan to continue to stay home. Or if they do plan to travel many will not stay too far from their homes causing a rise in “staycations” and road trips will be more popular than flying or taking cruises especially after the amount of cruise travelers who have contracted the virus. 


Many travelers are also believed to be shorting their trips opting for a shorter trip than the normal two to three-week summer vacation that is normal, these tips could turn more into a long weekend trip. 



As of right now, many states are still in a travel ban and many airports and air traffic controllers have shut down for the time being along with various airlines shutting down as well according to Business Insider. For right now many of our plans are put on hold as we wait for the world to return to normalcy.