It’s not just that luxury travellers will expect hygiene and social distancing. Rosie Spinks, Global Tourism Reporter for Skift, says they will be looking for a different type of trip – and they’ll be prepared to pay for it.
With border restrictions easing, outstanding nature experiences and comparatively stable pandemic numbers, you could say that things are looking up for Australian tourism destinations. But will the lure of luxury closer to home be enough to tempt us to explore our own backyard?
Some commentators argue that luxury tourism, with its wealthy clientele and more exclusive, social-distanced experiences, will bounce back before the rest of the industry. We ask experts what they think.
The cruise industry is in uncharted waters but luxury small ship cruising has always been different to the experience on the larger liners. But how will it fare post-pandemic and how can it ensure that health and safety standards are met?
A message from our partners at Luxury Lodges of Australia
Your overseas travel may be placed on hold for now but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop travelling completely.
At the beginning of April, the World Tourism Organization released a comprehensive report that looks at how the industry can manage the current crisis, recover and move forward.
In just a few short weeks the world has become all but unrecognisable. Borders are closed. Streets are quiet. Iconic landmarks from Times Square to the Taj Mahal stand empty.
Travel brands can also take this time to think about their next steps.
Isolation is turning everyone into an armchair traveller, so brands are stepping up with next-level virtual experiences.