Travel is not just about people going somewhere. It is about inspiration, opportunity, dreams, ambitions and about building lifelong connections. COVID-19 has not made any of these things disappear.
In many ways the desire for real connectivity is being increased. Travel has changed forever. One major change may be seen in the reasons that we travel, with a greater sense of desire to be connected to people. Rather than just focusing on the cheapest trip to go somewhere for a couple of days, our travel will be about our families and friends – the desire to go and see loved ones that Zoom or FaceTime just doesn’t fulfill. A family trip away to “really” spend time together. Or, given the dramatically increased “travel hassle factor“, travelling with a purpose.
Many of us will face a new world of working from home full-time, increasing our desire to connect with other human beings. For me, this may find me with a greater yearning to go to Ukraine to explore my cultural roots. Or to visit Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, to gain a better understanding of our First Nations people.
The new norm of social distancing, I believe, is increasing the need for true authentic human connections. Whether you wish to travel to see your family or friends that you have not seen for months; or you want a small family gathering to explore somewhere in the world together; or you want to learn about other cultures and their ability to adapt over the millennia, whatever your reason to travel we are here to help you.