The Future Of Travel - How The Industry Will Change After The Pandemic (according to the New York Times)
By every measure, the coronavirus pandemic has decimated the travel industry.
Regions and countries are beginning to open up, but the outbreak will undoubtedly change how we think, act and travel, at least in the short term.
"The pandemic is going to fade slowly, with aftereffects, a lot of which will be psychological," said Frank Farley, a Temple University psychology professor and the former president of the American Psychological Association. "There's so much uncertainty the average folk might want to know everything about travel," he said. "What's the escape hatch? What are the safety issues?"
Yet the desire to travel will not go away: In a recent survey by Skift Research, the research arm of the travel trade publication, one-third of Americans said they hope to travel within three months after restrictions are lifted.