Travel Escapism Ideas During COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has postponed all travel plans until further notice. Many of you are experiencing social distancing, quarantine or lock downs around the world. We are thankful for the precautionary measures that governments are taking to help people and our world heal. Dubai is taking the pandemic very seriously to ensure that we can overcome this challenge as soon as possible. We know your appetite for travel and new experiences is not diminished so in the meantime we would like to share some escapism ideas for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can’t travel at the moment but you can still make the most of this time by keeping the travel bug alive in other ways:
Do something creative with your travel memories for escapism
Photos, videos and writing about experiences are some of the ways that people document their travel memories. For many of us, these documented memories seldom go much further than our Instagram accounts or WhatsApp messages to friends and family. Now is the perfect time to do something creative with your travel memories.
- Frame some of your iconic photos to display, make a slide show of your favourite videos from your travels or create a coffee table book of previous trips.
- Use this time to sort through old images. Chances are that you aren’t up to much these days so this is also an opportunity to spice up your Instagram with some #FlashbackFridays and #TravelTuesdays posts of previous travel experiences.
- Reach out to tour operators for photos and videos of activities. We are offering our video and image packages to past guests at a reduced rate. If you are interested to get the media from your desert safari, please send us an email here: [email protected]
Stay stimulated with online content to generate new travel ideas
Do you remember when you couldn’t find the time for travel research? Even though physical travel has stopped, you can still use this time to discover new destinations and cultures through online escapism. Keep inspired with the abundant online travel articles, videos and images documenting all edges of the world. Now is the time to relish in everything you are yet to experience. Get ready for a virtual journey!
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Reconsider future travel habits after COVID-19
Tourism has come to a standstill due to the Coronavirus pandemic. There has been discussion around how the tourism industry will be impacted post pandemic and how travel habits might change as a result. When this blows over, the world will be different and hopefully a better kind of ‘normal’ will prevail. One of the positives coming out of this temporary ban on travel is that destinations and areas prone to mass tourism are getting a break and a chance to replenish.
Sustainable tourism, the antidote to mass tourism will become more important than ever. Destinations and sustainable tour operators with meaningful and positive missions will need your support. Take this time to consider what type of traveller you would like to become in the future.
Set new travel goals during the pandemic
Some of us may have taken travelling for granted, and even if you didn’t, its highly likely that you are looking back on previous trips with more appreciation than before. Your desire to travel will never stop and even though we can’t make any new travels plans in the immediate future, we can still dream. Keep the travel dream alive by creating a new bucket list of adventures for the future. Many personal development advocates suggest that writing down your goals makes them more achievable. Let’s put this to the test by creating a new list of travel goals!
We know this is a challenging time for everyone and while not being able to travel is not even close to the type of struggles many of us are facing, it is still hard. Even though we miss all of our guests and adventures in the desert, this is the time for all of us to stay at home so that we can travel sooner. Stay safe and try out some of these alternative escapism ideas for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down and quarantine.