The first few weeks of COVID-19 isolation, which we all expected to be short-lived, were wonderfully calm and peaceful. It felt like Christmas morning, when everything is closed and families are out with new scooters and bikes.
But as the weeks marched on, I and everyone I know started feeling restless. Now, three-plus months into the pandemic, I wonder: where do travelers go from here?
I know the pandemic isn’t forever. But it’s obvious that there’s no way back to what everyone wistfully describes as “normal.” Lots of things will be different. Travel, in particular, is going to change. But how?
There are no crystal balls. But there’s a lot of chatter, speculation and magical thinking out there. Here’s some of what I’ve picked up during the past few weeks.
Will we continue to fly?
Some of us can wax nostalgically about air travel before 9/11. No security lines, no need to strip off our belts and shoes or stow the nail clippers in our checked bags. Friends and family could even meet us right at the gate when we came off the plane. Imagine that![Read more…] about COVID-19: Where Do Travelers Go From Here?