16 Jan Pent Up Travel Desire: Where-And How-To Go In 2021
As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines prompts glimmers of a re-energized travel industry, some trends for travel this year seem to be taking shape. As Tom Marchant, co-founder of luxury travel operator Black Tomato sees it, those include traveling “low and slow:” taking fewer connecting flights, spending longer in one destination, exploring locally by car, train, bicycle or on foot. An emphasis on conservation, traveling with purpose, the desire for remote destinations, which surfaced in 2020 travel, should continue as well.
“The ‘search for silence’ is one that is top of mind when it comes to client requests,” he explains. “These are remote destinations, yes, but most importantly they offer an authentic reset, recalibration with room to think, to feel, to reflect – a real purity at play with minimal light, sound and air pollution.”