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What will travel look like? How has travel changed? What is the future of the travel industry? All of these questions (and more!) are top-of-mind for people looking to plan a future trip. That’s why we called in three of our travel industry experts. Go Ahead President Heidi Durflinger, Vice President of Travel Roland Roth, and Senior Vice President of Land Operations Matts Stenbäck are here to give you some answers and insight into the future of travel.
Our community, and travelers across the globe, are looking forward to when they can start stamping their passports again. Here are some current travel trends that are helping us better understand what the future of travel will look like.
We know dealing with airports and airlines can sometimes feel like the hard work you have to do before you get to enjoy the fun of a vacation. Right now, airlines are doing all they can to make your journey safe and streamlined.
“Most airlines have teamed up with medical experts and cleaners to come up with science-based and best-in-class health and safety protocols,” said Roland. “For example, Delta works with the Mayo Clinic and Lysol. American works with Vanderbilt University and Purell, and United has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox.”
Here are some tips from Roland, our Vice President of Travel, to make your flight journey easier as you prepare for a future trip.
If you’re asking yourself, “how has travel changed,” one of the biggest travel trends is the popularity of guided travel. Not only are all the logistics handled by experts, you’ll have locals leading you every step of the way.
“The local experts are born in many of these destinations you’re traveling to,'“ said Matts. “They’re also now going to be local experts on the rules and regulations that may be a little bit different in these places and they’ll make sure anyone traveling on our tours are clear about what’s going on in each destination and if there’s anything special to follow there.”
Here are some of the ways your guided travel experience will reflect the future of travel according to Matts Stenbäck, our Senior Vice President of Land Operations.