Revenge travel: the art of making up for lost time
After a long and unwanted hiatus, the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines has lifted border restrictions in many places, which cooped up travellers have taken as a sign to pack their bags and get out of Dodge. This urgent desire—henceforth referred to as revenge travel—is a pent-up response to the lockdowns of 2020-2021. The idea driving it: it’s about time to make up for lost time!
Both locally and globally, people are rearing to travel like they’ve never travelled before—and harder.
Internationally, for instance, people are attracted to destinations they once considered luxe or exotic, but now see as the dish best served cold vis-à-vis COVID-19. “We’re observing an upshoot in last-minute travel requests,” confirms Aurélie Cartier, Director at Voyageurs du Monde.
“Places like Turks and Caicos, the Maldives, and Tanzania are highly coveted destinations. Even though these places don’t boast high vaccination rates, the fact that they’re isolated is a major selling point. Plus, we offer highly personalized services and 24/7 support, which reassures folks and inspires them to finally go on that excursion of their dreams.”