Between safety protocols, vaccination programmes and proposals adapted to the new normal, the medium to long haul could be the surprise of 2021 travel.
They call it Revenge Travel: it is the phenomenon that, as the restrictions due to the pandemic are relaxed, prompts people to plan a holiday as soon as possible to compensate for the long periods of forced isolation at home. Hopefully in a dream destination... and safe. Many non-European countries have implemented effective safety protocols and some are even ahead in the vaccination process.
For those who have always dreamed of visiting a unique destination like Petra, for example, this could be the year to travel to Jordan: the fascinating desert is certainly a unique take on the open-air concept. Closer to home, Slovakia is famous for its immense forests. A unique example is the "open-air museum” in Vydro, where you can experience the traditional life of peasants living on the edge of the forest. Constant and mid-range, Dubai is ready to welcome tourists again in its futuristic capital which, among other things, has also become a gourmet capital in recent years thanks to the increasing number of starred restaurants.
Of course, among the "dream" proposals there are pearls such as the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius, which this year combine safety and even greater sustainability with their enchanting beaches and waters. For an extra wild touch, try Madagascar with the beaches of Nosy Be and Nosy Boraha or the waterfalls of Mahajanga.
In the meantime, the five continents will be online at Bit Digital Edition 9-11 May for operators and 12-14 May for travellers.