The year 2022 has been a recovery era for the travel industry. The post-covid year brought about more confidence and loosened restrictions in the travel industry as opposed to 2020 and 2021. While some European countries still imposed restrictions upon entry, such as demanding proof of vaccination in 2022, many other countries have returned to their former entry model before the global pandemic.
You can now travel and work without restriction from any nation worldwide. Different governments are developing digital nomad visa programs to keep up with the vibrant trend of digital nomadism. Also, the population of digital nomads is expanding as more organizations accept the idea of remote work, thanks to employees having greater negotiating power coupled with the availability of digital workspaces.
With climate change and overtourism affecting our daily lives, sustainability and mindfulness have entered the global travel discussion. Acting in ways to better our communities and our worlds has shifted from general environmental concern to activism in specific spaces, including the tourism industry.
There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a tremendous impact on how we live and work today. The past two and half years have seen an overhaul of a system we once imagined untouchable. Terms like hybrid work and remote work sprung forth in a bid to initially fight off the COVID-19 virus but are now household as companies struggle to keep their employees happy.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still reverberate across the globe as businesses try to steady themselves after the harrowing two and half years. It is safe to say that the global travel restrictions meant to curtail the spread of the pandemic had a severe effect on the travel and tourism industry worldwide.
The hotel and leisure market is showing remarkable resilience post-pandemic, with the staycation market set to remain popular, says Márton Takács, Global Leader for Hotel & Leisure at Moore Global.
Nothing beats a long stare outside the airplane window lost in thought. Solo travel is one of the most therapeutic experiences especially when you want to beat the accustomed milieu. I was much inspired to take this valiant step for the first time in 2019 after reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, a travel memoir detailing the author’s experience on solo trips.
Over the past decade, blockchain technology has gained traction, with many taking a sudden interest. But is it time to concede that it is a viable technology? Given the many black-market paradoxes associated with this technology, I get the general reluctance to fully onboard the Crypto. However, we can’t disregard its importance simply basing our arguments on the illicit acts of people like the ex-Quadriga founder Gerald Cotten.