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How Summer 2022 Will Look Different to Summer 2021

06.2022
How Summer 2022 Will Look Different to Summer 2021

Get Ready this Summer 2022!

 

Did someone say freedom? With summer holidays fast approaching, international travel is back on the horizon for many of us and we couldn’t be more excited! As the travel industry proves its resilience and has become more stable, we have seen an increase in confidence amongst travelers. After being restricted for longer than we’d like to admit, we’re seeing a lot of people ready to explore the world again!

Summer 2022 brings a lot of positive changes compared to the summer of 2021. As governments around the world reduce their COVID-19 restrictions, we have seen the virus integrate to become somewhat a part of our everyday life and is no longer as restrictive. For starters, as of May this year masks are no longer mandatory in Europe or on internal European flights. Most states in America have also removed all mandatory mask mandates. Destinations like Bali and Australia are now open for tourists to explore and PCR mandates have relaxed in most places around the world. For those of us returning to the UAE, vaccinated travelers no longer require a PCR or any kind of paperwork for entry which makes traveling even more appealing at this time.

Hoteliers, airlines and restaurateurs amongst others are ready to welcome tourists back with open arms as the tourism industry finds its feet again. Airlines are reporting full flights and an increase in interest for travel in general compared to last Summer. You can however expect to see the negative toll of the global pandemic. Businesses that heavily rely on tourists around the world have suffered more than anyone and sadly, there are bound to be some that have closed down. However, the rebound of the tourism industry that we are currently experiencing going into Summer is a positive sign for the global economy and is honestly a sigh of relief. Hot girl summer? Family vacay time? The world is waiting.

In terms of the preferences and expectations of travelers, you can assume there will be a greater emphasis on hygiene and lucky for travel agents, there has been a jump in people booking through them for a greater sense of ease and reassurance incase anything is to go wrong. We can expect most travelers to invest in proper travel insurance as the last year has taught us plans can change at any time. If you’re planning a trip, whist it may seem obvious, expect more people. Compared to last year, every aspect of the tourism market is reporting an increase in foot traffic. You may not have four seats to yourself on the plane and you’ll probably have people in the room next door to you at your hotel but take it as a positive sign that the world is regaining some normality.

Whilst it is important to remember to take precautions as COVID-19 still exists, the reduced restrictions mean we can start to see the world again and what better time to start then Summer. Enjoy the long European days or the balmy Texas nights and create memories to treasure. We would recommend making sure you have a copy of your vaccination certificate and what’s the harm in taking a RAT test with you on your trip just for a little piece of mind? So it’s time to open that side drawer and dust off the passport because It’s time for the world to feel connected again.

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