Many Americans had to cancel travel plans to follow shelter-in-place guidelines when the novel coronavirus spread. The hotel and airline industries have been hit particularly hard from recent disruptions, with airlines having to fly “ghost” planes and hotels around the world temporarily closing. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t all dreaming of our post-quarantine vacation.
As an avid traveler who had to recently cancel a bucket list trip to Portugal and the Dolomites, I’ve been following more travel accounts on Instagram than usual for future #travelinspo, using Zoom backgrounds to go on virtual getaways, and making hotel cocktail recipes to satiate my wanderlust — for now.
I’ve also been scrolling booking sites and thinking about where I’ll go first once travel is safe again, as well as closely following expert advice to determine if options like rental cars and secluded Airbnbs are safe (good news, they largely are).
It seems I’m not alone. According to the popular travel booking site Booking.com, many Americans are scrolling and saving or “wish listing” destinations and hotels they want to visit. The Booking team recently looked at data from users’ wish lists between March and April 2020 and found that Americans are among the top 10 nationalities wish-listing the most.
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