You can still Pursue a Career in Travel
It wasn’t all that long ago that the global travel industry was thriving. New locations were opening up to tourists around the world. And we all aspired to spend our hard-earned income on trips to exotic places.
It’s taken a global pandemic to reverse that upward trend. Orders for new aircraft have slumped to record lows. Overseas holidays have come to a virtual standstill. And risk-averse travelers are instead booking staycations – if they’re taking trips at all.
For those who’d been planning a long career in travel, it might be easy to be gloomy. With that said, there’s reason to be optimistic – there is a light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel.
Demand will pick up
While there have been severe restrictions on everyone’s ability to travel overseas, there’s limited evidence of any slump in desire to do so. Put simply, we all still want to go on holiday, even if we can’t. So when the lockdown measures around the world are finally relaxed, we likely see passenger numbers quickly recover to previous levels. Indeed, we might even see greater numbers, as stir-crazy travellers elect to make up for lost time with a splurge of activity.
Small groups will become popular
The first to return to the world of global travel will be smaller groups who can effectively travel without worrying as much about contagion. Operators of small tours might therefore be the best place to focus job search efforts.
Remote locations will be popular
While crowded city centres might struggle to recover quite as quickly, remote locations probably won’t struggle. They’re inherently built for social distancing. Of course, travellers to these parts of the world may face bottlenecks at airports and other transport hubs – but these facilities have already adapted admirably to the new conditions.
You’ll see the world
Just as tourists might be itching to get out and see the world, so too might the people who actually work in the travel industry. Among the most obvious benefits of a career of this kind is that you regularly get to see new and unfamiliar sights. This doesn’t just mean having to put up with constant jet-lag; you might work on a cruise ship and benefit from many of the sights, sounds and tastes that paying customers are enjoying. An escorted tour to Italy might take you around several world-famous destinations, while acquainting you with some hidden gems, too.
Meeting the challenge might be satisfying!
Whatever might be said about the post-Covid period, it’s sure to provide plenty of interesting challenges. You’ll be a part of the effort to rebuild the tourist industry, and cope with new challenges along the way. If you’re the sort of person that relishes adversity, then what better industry could there be to work in?