This article in Indian newsfeed ‘Financial Express brings together lots of opinions on the road to recovery in travel in the country, and what people will be seeking.

It references a Booking.com global report which declares around 65% people are excited about travelling again after lockdowns, with 38% planning a trip to make up for a celebration missed due to coronavirus. Booking.com says they will be looking for trips close to home, and far-flung exotic trips as well as ways finding new ways to blur the lines between work and travel.

The article also quotes the WTTC which says travelling in the future will need new standards and protocols “for a safe and responsible road to recovery for the global travel and tourism sector as consumers start planning trips again”.

It mentions Thomas Cook India suggesting local and long family stays, road trips, luxury travel and increased use of non-hotel accommodations will be in huge demand.

The SOTC Travel Holiday Readiness Report expects a surge in demand for private homes and boutique properties with local guides in 2021, while global airline strategy firm SimpliFlying predicts more than 70 ways in which air travel will be different in future. Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India offers Covid insurance, travel insurance, testing, and car sanitation services, while many digital firms are creating QR Code-led ways for guests to order food, gym and laundry slots and leave feedback remotely.

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