- Amidst general pessimism towards international travel, people living in Asia have a more positive outlook when it comes to traveling in the “new normal”.
- A shift in travelers’ destination of choice: China, Italy, and the US have all taken a hit while Japan and Australia rank highest as destinations of choice.
- Safety first: Travellers are willing to pay a premium to be assured on safety, while contactless experiences will be a key influence when travelers determine their preferred destinations.
- Travel reimagined: e-boarding passes, touchless lavatories, contactless journeys from airports to hotels, no middle seats in transportation, and digital health passports are on travelers’ wishlist.
SINGAPORE – As economies around the world gradually reopen, people living in Asia are the most confident towards traveling in the “new normal” compared to their Western…