Almost all people need a vacation to refresh their mind and body after busy work, study or other activities. This makes tourism a sector that never ends. Especially if the weekend or school holidays arrive, various tourist attractions will be full of visitors.
However, no one could have thought that in 2020, yesterday, Indonesia’s tourism sector was rapidly dimming due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The government was forced to temporarily close all tourist attractions to stop the spread of the corona virus.
Now, it has entered 2021. Although the Covid-19 virus is still endemic, the domestic tourism sector has begun to recover. Several tourist attractions have reopened and domestic travelers are starting to consider vacation plans in 2021.
Reflecting on the Covid-19 pandemic, of course, travelers want a safe vacation with the implementation of health protocols, but still fun. As a result, recently several public holiday styles have emerged and are predicted to become a tourist trend in 2021.
In order not to be curious and travelers can enjoy a safe vacation, here are some domestic tourism trends that will boom throughout 2021.
10 Domestic Travel Trends in 2021
1. Visiting Nature Beach
Previously, most people spent their holidays visiting tourist attractions that were contemporary or instagramable, but it seems that this style of tourism will decrease in prestige. This is because the limited space for tourist attractions makes most people still afraid of the spread of the virus.
Therefore, the traveler will plan a vacation in 2021 with a natural tourist destination that has an open space with an atmosphere around a very beautiful tourist spot. Tourist attractions like this are focused on mountains, beaches, waterfalls, and villages.
2. Family Vacation
It has become a very common thing if you want a vacation, most travelers will join a travel agent. Travelers assume that by using the services of a travel agent, holidays become more practical and time to each tourist destination is well-scheduled.
However, because this travel agent will mix with other tourists, this makes travelers afraid because they are vulnerable to viral disease transmission. Finally, a vacation with the nuclear family (parents, husband/wife and siblings) will be the right choice. That way, a traveler can enjoy a vacation without fear of being attacked by a virus disease.
3. Short Vacation
Enjoying a vacation up to a week more is indeed very enjoyable. However, if the Covid-19 pandemic is still endemic, you should not do it. Determine the vacation period with a short time.
If usually, you and your family go on vacation to a city for a week, so for the time being, it is better to only take 3-4 days. Short vacation during this pandemic to be safer because there is minimal risk of virus transmission.
4. Travel by Private Vehicle
Using airplanes and trains when you want to go to a tourist city is indeed more practical and arrives quickly. However, taking public transportation has a high risk of transmitting the virus because there must be a crowd of passengers when entering the plane or train.
To avoid this, you can choose to use a private vehicle if the tourist destination is still between cities. Besides being safer, you can also enjoy the scenery more during your trip to the destination city.
Still afraid because of the Covid-19 virus, but still want to feel the holidays? No need to worry, you and your partner or family can enjoy a vacation with a staycation at a hotel in the city. You can plan this staycation in several different hotels. To make the holiday feel more like a vacation, choose a hotel that has a unique feel.
6. Just 1-2 Vacations
A series of red dates, work leave, school holidays are the right time for traveling. This makes the intensity of the holidays more frequent in one year.
Because conditions are still a pandemic and are not safe for health, it’s best if this year just take 1-2 vacations. The rest is patient, until the Covid-19 virus has been declared gone in Indonesia.
7. Visiting New Tourist Attractions
Tourist attractions that are already well-known or viral in the community will be crowded with visitors from various regions when the holidays arrive. This situation makes travelers have a higher risk of contracting the disease virus.
For this reason, travelers prefer to explore new tourist attractions that are not crowded with visitors. Even though it’s quieter, you can still enjoy your vacation with a sense of security.
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8. Nearby Sightseeing
Visiting tourist attractions that are far away or located in other cities does make the trip more exciting and exciting. However, distant tourist sites take a long time to arrive at their destination. During this trip there is a high risk because it is vulnerable to viruses.
Instead, choose a tourist spot that is located close to your home. Even if you have to go to tourist attractions in other cities, travelers need to ensure that their health is maintained properly during the tour.
9. Virtual Vacation
Most travelers don’t want to take risks with vacations to various tourist attractions because it’s still a pandemic. However, travelers can still enjoy holidays, namely virtual vacations at home.
Currently, many Indonesian tourism operators are providing new services by presenting virtual tours at certain tourist attractions. There are free to paid virtual vacations.
You just need to find information on the internet or social media about this virtual vacation, then register, turn on your laptop or smartphone, activate Zoom, then you can immediately enjoy the virtual vacation.
For those who want to be practical, you can also directly visit the travel vlogger on Youtube. Of course, many travel vloggers have uploaded vacation videos complete with tours of every tourist spot they visit.
10. Culinary Tour
Culinary tourism is almost in line with tourist attractions. For those of you who prefer to love food, this culinary tour can be the right choice to fill your vacation in 2021. You can visit places to eat or restaurants in several areas that have special or unique foods.
Plan a Vacation in a Pandemic Period Carefully
Vacations can be done to refresh yourself from busyness. However, because it’s still a Covid-19 pandemic, you need to plan your vacation very carefully. Choose a holiday trend that suits you and your family’s needs. In addition, you also need to ensure that tourist destinations have strictly implemented health protocols. Complete your vacation trip and family with travel or health insurance.