What will motivate you to travel post-covid19?

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1. Posted by camitoday (Budding Member 8 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi to all !

I am new in this Forum.

To be honest with all this crisis happening worldwide, I woke up wondering how Tourism is going to look like after all this, I am a fanatic of exploring so it is a crucial question for me. So I decided to put forth some positive thinking and find the right channel to ask this question and be able to vision together the perfect tourism post-crisis, that will push us to continue discovering all the fantastic spots around the world.

So here is it ! : What changes or new things in the travel industry would you like to see that will motivate you to travel after this crisis?

Can't wait to hear what you all have to say.

Thank you!!

2. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I have not been un-motivated to travel by the virus. But, I don't think the changes that are needed are restricted to the travel industry. We need a vaccine, and we need a plan for future pandemics - world-wide plan that takes into account how various countries are administered. I think we may get the vaccine. Not so sure that we will get sensible, science based plans because I don't think all those in power really understand science. We have the secretive Chinese who withhold information and the bombastic USA - equally unhelpful.

As for what it would take for me. I don't know. I would like the cruise industry to recover and be allowed to visit the ports I want to go to.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1269 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

> What changes or new things in the travel industry would you like to see that will motivate you to travel after this crisis?

Like Grandma, this crisis has not un-motivated me to travel either. It just means I can't travel at the moment.

And, frankly, I can't think of any virus-specific changes or new things I want to see. There are certainly some changes I'd appreciate...better airline food, smaller and speedier security and border control queues, hygiene ratings displayed in eating places.....but absolutely nothing virus-specific.

4. Posted by camitoday (Budding Member 8 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thank you @greatgrandmaR and @leics2 for your responses A vaccine ! can't wait for it too!

I did not explain myself very well, what I meant to say is to ''motivate you further''... perhaps something you have not seeing in the tourism industry yet and that now that we are all in curfews, you will really appreciate to see after all of this get better. For example: I would like to have a platforms where I can adjust a budget in an specific destination I choose and have a plan already set with some options I can personalize with filters, because it will help me a lot to reduce the time of planning and being able to take decisions to travel faster, helping me with things such as hotels and attractions that can get tired-some.

Quoting camitoday

Hi to all !

I am new in this Forum.

To be honest with all this crisis happening worldwide, I woke up wondering how Tourism is going to look like after all this, I am a fanatic of exploring so it is a crucial question for me. So I decided to put forth some positive thinking and find the right channel to ask this question and be able to vision together the perfect tourism post-crisis, that will push us to continue discovering all the fantastic spots around the world.

So here is it ! : What changes or new things in the travel industry would you like to see that will motivate you to travel after this crisis?

Can't wait to hear what you all have to say.

Thank you!!

5. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1355 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

If I wanted ease in travel planning and didn't want to do it on my own, I'd just contact a travel agent or buy a pre-arranged trip like those offered by airlines and other travel companies. You just have to shop around to find the best deal to fit your needs and wants. It's that simple. For example, this week I bought two cruises for next year to destinations that I myself couldn't arrange: Eastern Greenland and Jan Mayen Island; and several of the sub-Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand. I simply called a cruise line that had ships to where I wanted to go and voila! it was arranged. Simple.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-May-2020, 18:05 GMT by berner256 ]

6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I would like more transparency in transportation schedules - plane bus, and train. It would be great if I could easily figure out whether it would be better to fly or take a train between certain places - that is if the waiting time in the airport was also figured into the time frame for flying.

I would like for it to be easier to get wheelchair transportation in certain airports. It is just about impossible to get a wheelchair in Bush airport in Houston for instance. It would be great if I was not always the last person to board a plane at Heathrow because the wheelchair people are not called until the last minute. Also if I am flying alone and I am in a wheelchair in Heathrow, I cannot move to go to the bathroom or get something to eat because the wheelchairs are designed not to move unless someone pushes down the bar at the back.

My husband doesn't want to travel as much as I do, and I would really like to find another travel companion who could drive and would not mind helping me. I'd love to go to Iceland but I don't have anyone to go with.

7. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1269 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

>If I wanted ease in travel planning and didn't want to do it on my own, I'd just contact a travel agent or buy a pre-arranged trip like those offered by airlines and other travel companies.

Me too. As an independent traveller I'm perfectly happy sorting out my own trips. If I wante something pre-arranged (which is rare) I'll look at individual travel companies etc. The only third-party website I ever use is booking.com and that's not going to change.

As for more generalised changes, I almost always travel alone. If I want to find e.g. package holidays, resort stays, tours and suchlike (which I very rarely do) I also want to pay half, rather than two-thirds or more, of the price of two people. The same applies to hotels: I resent paying well over half or even the full double rate for solo occupancy of a double room. In my experience, hotel single rooms (when and if they exist at all) are far too often cramped and/or have a view of the bins and/or are directly over a noisy bar etc etc etc...but they still cost more than half the rate of a double room.

[ Edit: Edited on 16-May-2020, 18:26 GMT by leics2 ]

8. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1355 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

This app, and others, will present transportation options to get you from place to place:

https://www.rome2rio.com/

It's difficult, if not impossible, to tell how much time you'll need to spend in an airport before flying. There are many issues involved, including weather. However, ExpertFlyer can tell you the minimum time required to connect to a flight, either domestic-domestic, domestic-international or international-international, at various airports around the world.

Several Web sites and apps will give you an indication of the reliability of a flight, such as average delay, etc. I use these two in travel planning:

https://flightaware.com/
https://www.flightradar24.com/

Both have free and paid subscriptions. I have a paid subscription to the latter.

9. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 90 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

The majority of my travel is by plane these days and I would like to see much better customer service by the airlines. I once flew Virgin America and loved it, was treated very well from checkin to wheelchair assist to the gate and the inflight service was great because you could order a drink or snack at your seat and the attendant would deliver it right to you, no more waiting for the airline crew to wheel their drinks and/or food cart down the aisle at what seemed like a snail's pace. I'm sure there are other airlines that may have this type of service or amenities, I just have not encountered them on the routes I normally fly.
In other words I would like to see airline travel return to the days when it used to be a pleasure to travel by air, but have very dim hopes.

10. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1994 posts) 1w 2 Star this if you like it!

Quoting camitoday

I would like to have a platforms where I can adjust a budget in an specific destination I choose and have a plan already set with some options I can personalize with filters

I do hope this isn't a setup to promote such a platform.

Hopefully I'm overly suspicious from removing too much spam. Because apart from this, this has provoked some interesting discussion.