According to Airbnb, by 2021, the trend will be: to travel is not necessarily for travel, but to live, work and connect remotely with family securely.

Tourism is undoubtedly one of the industries most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As time goes by, we get used to a “new normal”, changes will last.

In this context, long-haul travel and international flights will continue to suffer, after spending a year, what people most want is to reconnect with their friends and family in a way. safe and controlled. According to Airbnb, by 2021, the trend will be to travel but not necessarily to travel, but to live, work and connect remotely with family securely.

According to a survey conducted by the accommodation company and analyzing booking searches over the coming year, the platform revealed three main trends that will shape travel in 2021:

Live anywhere – enjoy life on the go

For many people, working from home is the standard, but by 2021, working from home could become: work from any home. According to a survey conducted by Airbnb:

● 83% of respondents support travel as part of remote work.
● 1/4 believe they will be able to live where they want and work remotely.
● 1/5 of respondents have temporarily or permanently relocated during a pandemic.
● If schools continue to teach distance, 60% of parents might consider working remotely.
● Gen Z believes they will be able to move to a new place to work or study remotely.

Airbnb said from July to September this year, compared to the same period last year, the keyword relocation, working remotely and testing new neighborhoods saw a 128% increase in searches.

Redefining “Staying” or vacation at home

As uncertainty will continue, local tourism will continue to be the trend in 2021. 62% of people surveyed said they wanted to travel close to home. By 2021, it is expected that local destinations will become the most popular.

The rise of group tourism

The desire to connect with others has become a fundamental part of everyday life. 85% of those surveyed support permanent or temporary resettlement with the main goal of being near family.

Of those who voluntarily moved this year, 37% said they did so to stay close to family or friends. This trend has become common among the younger generation, with 61% of those under the age of 50 interested in moving permanently and 47% interested in moving temporarily to stay close to their loved ones.

Plan the future

When the participants were asked: how do they feel about planning a future trip, their response was “optimistic.” Although there are restrictions in many countries, 36% of travelers dream of traveling every day, 47% want to work from home. Although there are still limitations, but tourists dream about the next adventure, they are also looking for destinations outside of their home.

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