Human beings move and travel by nature and, as in everything, there are fixed conditions and variable conditions. Nowadays, all communication platforms, whether physical or virtual, view and present the subject of traveling in a way that we could not imagine just a few months ago.
It is interesting how special emphasis is now placed on outdoor spaces, avoiding confinements and long journeys in closed means of transport. While there are areas that will see a slower recovery such as cruise ships and long-haul flights, there are others that will greatly benefit from a shorter-term recovery and acceptance.
The reconnection with nature and the feeling of greater value for money spent are undeniable trends for the near future. Tourists will be much more flexible in their travel planning. Reservations that are too structured or rigid will be not be popular and transparency will be part of the catalog of conditions for the new traveler. Although tourism is a virtuous circle and the current crisis is not of a financial nature, it does have a significant impact on personal finances, so a greater preference for money-saving offers is foreseeable.
A greater acceptance of the environment has also been noticed, with a high sense of responsibility and sustainability, as well as new activities in lesser-known destinations where there are support programs of appreciation and coexistence for rural or remote communities.
It is undeniable that this confinement has given the environment a respite that has allowed the regeneration of animal species, forests, and microclimates, as well as cleaner air, rivers, and seas. There is a marked rejection of pollutants, vehicular traffic, smoke, and toxic waste.
The desire to travel has not declined. On the contrary, it is more popular than ever. However, the conditions for traveling and of the destinations have changed with an increased level of order and cleanliness. There is a much more minimalist framework and a serious focus on gratifying the senses of sight, taste, and touch.
That said, gastronomy will undoubtedly be a deciding factor in planning a trip. What communities, towns, and dining spaces invite you to try new dishes that become the new souvenir, the new memory and the desire to replicate it at home.
The transition from the local to the remote will take place, but it is an opportunity to always be familiar with what is available. Surveys tell us there has been a marked global trend toward hiking, biking, camping, alternative tourism activities and the opportunity to enjoy traveling as a family.
There is a lot of material around the theme of travel. This global pause has opened up new horizons that are just waiting for cleansing, prevention and collective care to do their thing to be able to explore them.
It should be noted that the Baja California Sur peninsula is a true tourist oasis in every sense of the word. Here, all the above could become the perfect setting for your next journey of reconnection.