As I write this post the world is in a quandary on how to cope with a virus that has shaken every industry on our planet from its roots. We sit cocooned in our homes, twiddling our thumbs, worrying on what tomorrow has in store for us. To pick up a topic that revolves around travel, would then perhaps be a mockery when we are confined within the four walls of our house. Truth be told, no one knows when Coronavirus will finally bid us adieu and life will bounce back to normal.
To participate in the #AtoZChallenge comes at an opportune time when we have no choice except for quarantining ourselves for our own good. Being a hodophile stuck at home, I have taken the last few days to explore places, learn about people and soak in the beauty of the world virtually. It has also given me ample time to read about travel and understand how the expectations differ from person to person when they undertake a journey. Travel has become individualistic. It is a mindful decision with the focus on within. People are taking journeys to garner new experiences rather than adopting the stereotypical format of travel agencies where group tours blanket multiple countries in a span of 13 to 15 days.
Since the last couple of decades, the travel industry has evolved substantially. People have opened doors to welcome travellers to use their homes, words like “wellness” and “medical” have gotten associated with tourism, travellers are holidaying in tree houses in the thickest of forests or wearing their boots, thick jackets and ice axes to capture peaks. Even Mount Everest has not been spared.
Changes in technology, the flexibility of booking holidays, growth of regional airports, a rise in independent travellers, changes in destination, customer profiles, length of stay, a plethora of things to do, political aspects and technological changes have all contributed to the dynamism in the tourism world. Even the dreaded COVID-19 will leave its indelible imprint on the way we travel in the coming months.
The theme reveal of #AtoZChallenge 2020 is: “A WANDERER’S REVOLUTION”- The A-Z Of Travel Trends 2020
For the month of April, a day at a time, I will unravel the different facets of a wanderer’s world. Join me, Dipali Bhasin, as I explore all these revolutionary changes in our travel world.
Thanks to your post, I am already all excited to ‘jet set and GO!’ on a virtual journey through Spoons and Sneakers.
A to Z of travel trends sounds fascinating and I am sure your daily feature will help us to recreate fun ‘n’ frolic novel experiences through the travel word space you will imprint for us.
Also, maybe it will give us more ideas to add that extra zing and dimension to our travel when we get down to real time movement!
Great Going Girl!
Thank you so much, Sapna. Your words are encouraging and I can’t wait to jet-set-go on this one. The research has taken the time and I hope it will eventually lead to good content for the readers.
I don’t remember the last time I read something as novel and as good as yours. Waiting eagerly for A-Z travel trends 2020
Very interesting theme. Looking forward to your posts.
Thank you, Jyoti. I am excited about the #AtoZ Challenge too.
Thanks, Pratul. I’m super excited and hope you enjoy the reads throughout April. Will be awaiting your feedback on each one of them.
At a time when life is quarantined, it would be interesting to read a wanderer’s soul. Good luck!
Thanks, Sonia and I hope you will join me on this virtual journey. I am extremely excited and can’t wait for it to begin.
Confined in the four walls, it would be exciting to see the world of travel evolve in 26 days. Look forward to meeting you in April on A to Z trail. Happy A to Z to you
Thanks, Anagha. It’s great to be a part of the challenge and I can’t wait to read your posts too. Thank you for your love and wishes.
Eagerly waiting to embark on this A2Z amazing journey.
I am excited to share them as well, starting the first of April.
Thank you. I am equally excited and await the start of the #AtoZ challenge. Hope you enjoy the read and give your valuable feedback.
All the best! Looking forward to reading your posts!
Thanks, Mayura. I’m waiting for the first of April to get the posts rolling. Hope you enjoy them.
Waiting for e-travels as we stay indoors! Happy blogging!
Thanks, Archana. The writing has been as exciting as the research gone behind it. I hope you enjoy the posts.
I am sure you are utilising this quarantine period for your next trip planning with utmost safety.
Ah as someone who started out 2020 with big travel dreams, which are now in disarray, I can’t wait to read what revolution you’re going to bring to the travelling table. All the best for April.
Would love to hear about your travel experiences. All the best. 🙂
Hope all is well in these horrid times. Where do I find your A-Z posts?