It has been nearly 2 months (or more, in certain countries) that people are restricted from unnecessary movements & requested to main the protocols of social distancing. Travel and travel planning are being disrupted across the world, due to the spread of the coronavirus.
As the pandemic is still thriving across the globe and countries continue to tighten their travel restrictions, questions about where it is possible to travel and whether it is wise to do so have become increasingly complicated. Last week, Volunteering Solutions tried to reach out to a bunch of enthusiastic travelers who have been a part of responsible tourism and asked them about what they’re thinking when it comes to travel planning. It was quite an interesting response – and we couldn’t be more delighted to see that more than 95% of people said they’d wanna travel in December 2020 or in 2021.
The UN World Tourism Organization counted 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals in 2018, and, well before this crisis, had predicted 1.8 billion arrivals by 2030. With virtually all travel halted, recovery will take time.
It’s kind of difficult to predict when this condition of coronavirus pandemic will come under control, but we know that people will soon step out of their homes, embracing the ‘new normal’. We’ll again feel comfortable enough while traipsing around the world with the kind of carefree attitude we’ve always had, but this time, we’ll be more conscious & responsible for our acts.
But we strongly believe that Travel will be back — it has to be back! Instagram feeds that have lately been filled with nostalgic throwbacks to global adventures will slowly start to be peppered with new images and we’d love to see you doing some great work while volunteering in different corners of the globe.
If you’re keen to be a part of the Travel & Volunteer Survey, click here. We’d surely love to know about your perspective. And in the meanwhile, you can also check out the Best Volunteering Programs for 2021 and write to us on [email protected] for any further information.
Riyanka is a traveler who is keen on exploring different parts of the world. She’s a travel blogger who’s equally passionate about photography. Her quest is to turn all her journeys into beautiful stories. Being a die-hard ‘mountain-aholic‘, her favorite destinations are all around the Himalayas! She can spend days gazing at the snow-capped mountains, binge on Maggi and lemon-honey-ginger tea, and reading Ruskin Bond books.
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