As many Americans have been waiting patiently for international travel to show a brighter light and stronger signs of opening anticipation grows for what travel in 2021 may look like. Questions and concerns cast a layer of tension for families, couples, and friends trying their best to navigate planning during what we hope is a post pandemic era. Style Utah has been in dialogue with travel agencies and international hospitality leaders across the globe keeping up-to-date on the lift of restrictions while we continue looking to find the best bargains and deals on international and national travel.
Expect crowds and confusion throughout the world of travel. That is the best advice I can give you and for those looking to head to the beaches of Maui or Miami, here are some pointers we have for you. Avoid the beaches. And if you are looking for the best places to travel after COVID look down at our list below.
Living in Utah, local residence had opportunities to explore our backcountry and national parks this last year as many were made available for local Utah residence and within different cities and counties. Utahans flocked to local travel destinations in Southern Utah and the mountains for skiing and snowboarding during the winter months to make the most of last year’s COVID related crisis. This month, Utah’s travel industry is showing solid signs of recovery as an influx of out of state travelers begin to make their way towards Utah. Meanwhile the Salt Lake City airport outperformed other airports across the nation and the new billion dollar airport is showing great reviews from travelers who have already frequented the airport. Now is the perfect time to explore the island of Capri. Italy is opening up to American tourists and Delta Airlines is booking travel. But also it good to keep in mind that any country could change their guidelines and restrictions without warning.
Vaccinated Travel and The Vaccine Passport
The vaccine passport allows citizens from different countries to use proof of vaccination in order to travel and looks as if it will be a necessity for most travel outside of the United States. China unveiled their digital vaccine passport last month and Hawaii recently launched their inter-island vaccine passport. For those who are avoiding vaccination and were hoping they would be able to slide past the honor system, these digital passports are looking to make entry and travel more difficult. It is also giving stronger credence for people to get vaccinated although it seems unclear how exactly this vaccination status will be proven. Yet regardless especially for those looking to travel to Europe and Asia in the Summer of 2021 a vaccine passport looks crucial.
Along with vaccine passports, other tech that comes to the travel industry in 2021, smart phones and apps also are being developed. And as we are certainly looking to see a lot of new changes moving forward, shifts in countries like Italy reopening for travel are solid signs of a global re-opening and many wonder how is it best to prepare for travel and navigating COVID travel restrictions nationally and globally. There is no clear path.
Technology to Help Travel
Beyond the vaccine passport there have been other advancements. Beyond the vaccine passport there have been other advancements from leading tech companies designed to make travel smarter with gadgets focused on post pandemic travel in 2021. The world of noise canceling headphones, portable speakers, and chargers and adapters all are making break throughs yet we are looking beyond these types of products towards more exciting discoveries. Google has destination ideas for 2021 alongside with up-to-date COVID information. And airlines are taking on new technologies as well.
Safety and security will continue to grow in future tech innovations and this is already starting to blead over into travel industry.Vaccine passports is just one example.
Best Places to Travel in 2021
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- Disney World
- Costa Rica