Covid-19 has been changing the world, in which the tourism industry is going through a difficult period and unprecedented change. The “new normal” is still changing day by day in order to survive and develop during the pandemic, tourism businesses are constantly renewing themselves in order to sustainable growth in the post Covid-19 period.
Although international routes have begun to reopen and many airlines have launched cheap stimulus packages, travelers in general still choose the safety of travel. “Closer to home” to be able to travel by personal vehicle, thereby minimizing the risk.
Besides, those that are continuing to recreate are doing so at a much lower level of intensity. People are conscious of keeping themselves safe and do not want to injure themselves and put healthcare workers and first responders at risk. People would normally be getting after it in the backcountry during the spring, but decided to put the skis away early this year.
The popular tourism trend in the Covid-19 season is going out visit destinations, large amusement parks, close to nature instead of jostling in crowded and cramped cities.
Walking and running are common activities that most people have turned to in order to stay active close to home. Many people are “learning” to become runners, or trying new activities they have not done in the past, like cycling or mountain biking.
Local biking, hiking, and fishing are the most commonly mentioned activities other than walking/running that some people have managed to continue doing in some capacity. Whether solo or in small groups, these activities lend themselves well to social distancing.
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