On our little section of the web, we’re all about saving money where we can and where possible. We think it’s fair to say that one of the biggest pressures on your bank balance is likely to be travel from vacations and family trips. The good news is that there are some great reasons why you should stay closer to home for your next trip and potentially for the next couple of years. Let’s explore this in a little more detail.
Travel Is Going To Become More Expensive
Traveling to places across the world is already expensive. Unfortunately this is only going to get worse through 2022 and 2023. You might assume that holiday companies and flight providers are going to drop their prices to encourage more people to travel. However, it doesn’t look like this will be the case. First, they don’t need to do this because stats suggest that people are anxious to get back out there and on planes as soon as possible. So instead, they’re going to look to raise their prices to new highs, making back the money they lost during the worst of the pandemic. This means that if you travel far, then you’re going to be able to afford a lower quality trip, even if your holiday budget hasn’t changed.
Local Venues Are Going Through Reinventions
Venues, activities and experiences close by know that they need to do more to encourage people to get back out there. They understand that they’re facing an uphill battle to pull people away from their Netflix binges. The good news is that they are rising to the challenge. For instance, according to experts like Frederica Wald, museums are preparing to provide more innovative and immersive experiences to people stopping by. So, you can get a high quality experience without traveling far and just by visiting your local city.
The Situation Is Still In Flux
The COVID pandemic is far from over and the omicron variant should be enough proof of that. It’s not outside the realms of possibility that there are more dangerous and worrying variants on the horizon either. So, until things settle, it’s probably not in your best interest to arrange big travel plans. It’s entirely possible that these plans will be scuppered before you manage to get on the flight and the situation keeps changing rapidly. Countries put new places and take places off their red lists on a monthly basis right now. You might think that insurance will protect you from a financial loss. But don’t be so sure. Insurance companies are quietly taking COVID-19 off their acceptable list of reasons for not being able to travel.
We hope this helps you understand some of the reasons why you shouldn’t travel too far from home for your vacation this year. Staying closer to home could save you money while providing a fantastic experience and helping you avoid a significant financial loss if the COVID situation does change yet again just as you’re about to fly out.