How to travel, dine and take a holiday change in 2021


The pandemic may have offered a bigger opportunity for people to change the way they travel, plan their holidays and accommodation. A silver lining of hope for leading travel and hospitality stakeholders is a necessity in 2021 as people have turned cautious when venturing outside their homes.

While the wedding season continues to show an uptick in terms of increased demand for new venues and hospitality options, the futuristic prospects of domestic travel and hospitality segments need a greater boost.

Travellers are more conscious about the impact of their travel on the environment as well as on the local economy. In her view, travellers now want an immersive experience where they can explore their interests and in this context, packages that come with personalised offerings and services and alternative holiday accommodations are emerging as popular choices.

Already, some leisure markets are seeing a good recovery. The recovery is expected to be in double digits once the vaccine is freely available. Inbound, exhibition sectors will also recover in a year or two. Domestic leisure markets will be a key focus area with emphasis on staycations, daycations and workcations. One of the key factors in the country’s favour is that India’s domestic tourism market is strong, which will be a key factor in the industry’s recovery.”

Notably, from the uptick in demand that the travel industry is now witnessing, there is a horizon of hope looming ahead as the year comes to an end and the possibility of vaccine availability looks bright.