Trends To Up Your Travel Game In 2021

2021 is going to be a big year for the travel industry. The pandemic has made 2020 very difficult for businesses in the travel sector, and people are desperate for a vacation once things begin to return to normal and travel becomes easier again. If you’ve missed travel over the last year and are looking for ways to take your adventures to the next level this year, here are some of the biggest trends in travel coming in 2021 that you can try.

Remote Work

As more companies have moved towards remote working, in 2021 a lot more of us can be out of office. This can open up a lot of possibilities for you to work remotely, which digital nomads have been doing for years. If you can work from anywhere, you can balance work with more fun things to do, and work from the poolside, the forest, or anywhere else you can connect to the internet.

There might also be a rise in communal co-working retreats. These retreats bring together laptop-centric professionals in the same industry for boot camps on productivity in exciting locations. Some of these retreats are short, only lasting a few days, but there are other options, for those looking for something even more life-changing, with some retreats even offering year-long visas.

Private Island Takeovers

While there were plenty of people who frowned on Kim Kardashian taking over a private island resort for her birthday, there will be a lot of wealthy people looking to do the same when traveling restrictions ease. If you can afford it, there are lots of resort enclaves surrounded by nothing but the sea in the Maldives and Seychelles, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

This might only be a dream for most of us, but if you save hard with a group of friends, a smaller island resort could be within reach when you factor in what you’ve saved by being unable to travel for a while.

Pleasure Flights

For some people, just being on a plane is something that they have really missed during the pandemic. Thanks to this nostalgia for flights, some airlines have realised that instead of leaving their aircraft grounded with nowhere to go, they can instead operate flights that are just for fun.

This trend of flights for pleasure started in the Asia-Pacific region during the summer of 2020, when carriers started to welcome passengers on to flights that were purely for sightseeing reasons.

One of the most popular flights that were just for fun included a Hello Kitty-themed flight from Taipei, that served food prepared by a three Michelin star chef. In Australia, passengers were able to take a seven-hour flight from Sydney, and enjoy low-level fly-bys of the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and Byron Bay. In 2021, more of these flights that offer aerial cruises may be available, instead of flights being purely a way of getting from one place to another.

2021 might be another tough year for travel, but there are some trends that could help it along, and keep you having adventures.

Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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