2020 was the year the world stood still. And that sentiment couldn’t ring more true than it does for the travel industry. With worldwide restrictions and COVID-safe measures in place, we all embraced staycations. And the planes stopped flying.
But there’s light on the horizon. With the vaccine rollout going swimmingly, it looks like travel will be back on the menu in the near future. So what better opportunity to start planning your next holiday?
Here are 5 irresistible destinations to amp up your travel inspiration. Because our first holidays post-coronavirus will be something to remember.
Japan is probably a destination that frequents the top of must-visit holiday destinations. And there’s a good reason why. With cuisine famous the world round, unprecedented levels of art and culture, and a landscape to die for, you can see why people flock there in their droves.
It’s the perfect post-coronavirus destination because it has the best of all worlds. 70% of the country is mountains, so you get the wonder of nature, and it still has all the bustling city culture you could ask for. It’s the perfect place for a long-haul trip because there’s simply too much to take in on one 7-day holiday.
Plus, the countries robust health infrastructure meant it’s been one of the most prosperous countries at controlling the pandemic.
This might not always be at the top of travellers lists, but take this as a sign to you that it should be. Norway is another country that has it all; stunning fjords, Viking history, and a glimpse at the Northern Lights.
And Norway has a great mix of accommodation on offer. Many of which have an eco-friendly mindset. You can experience the Aurora Borealis in a glamping tent; maybe you want to cosy up in an eco-lodge. Or if hotels are more your thing, they’ve got plenty of ‘green-certified hotels for you to choose from.
If you’re seeking adventure, Norway offers that to you in abundance. Head there for landscapes straight out of a fantasy novel and a country that will leave you wanting more.
New Zealand is another country that has done spectacularly during the pandemic. And that’s not the only good reason to visit. The sheer wealth of stunning scenery should be enough to warrant a visit, but New Zealand also has a vibe that you can’t get anywhere else in the world.
Known for being kind and fun-loving people, you’ll likely leave with a new friend or two after your trip. And it’s the perfect backpackers’ haven. It’s safe and easy to travel up and down the country, which is precisely what you want if you’re exploring on your own.
Plus, if you love Lord Of The Rings, you can immerse yourself in the landscape to feel like a part of the fellowship.
Kenya is a gem in the east of Africa. And it hosts some of Africas’ most incredible attractions. You can experience the great migration, visit world-renowned game reserves, and see all the diverse wildlife on offer. Plus, you can book now to join safaris in Kenya for 2021 and 2022.
Mombasa is a brilliant place to start. It’s a fantastic blend of cultures with representation from India, Arabia, and Africa alike. And it’s the perfect gateway to the rest of Africa. So you can keep it local and explore Kenya, or you can strap your backpack on and get out and experience all the amazing things Africa has to offer.
Now, hear us out. We know everyone has been doing the staycation to death. But it’s been close to home. And how many of us can say that we’ve genuinely explored our home turf?
Restrictions easing is the perfect time to plan a complete journey around the UK. With trains going pretty much everywhere and camping sites in abundance (because there’s nothing we love more than a campsite), it’s so easy to get around and cheap to stop over wherever the fancy takes you. And, with everyone escaping abroad after months of being stuck at home, it’ll likely be quiet.