The tourism industry will change forever, and the future of travel will pay less attention to major tourist destinations. This is what he says Brian Chesky, co-founder in 2008 of the Airbnb vacation rental service.
"The journey as we knew it is over," Chesky told US news channel CNBC in an interview. “It doesn't mean that the opportunity to travel is over. Only the way of traveling we knew will never come back. "
There will be a redistribution of tourists
"We built an empire in 12 years and we lost almost everything in just 4 weeks." Chesky's synthesis is brutal, but it gives a good idea of the suddenness of the change and of what the future of travel could be.
However, the pessimism of the Airbnb co-founder is not cosmic and absolute. Chesky simply believes that adaptation is needed. People, he says, will travel less to major tourist cities and instead choose to visit lesser known destinations.
It will take much longer than we thought and it will be different.
"Even working from home could be working from any home"
In the US, Chesky reports that Airbnb had the same volume of bookings in early June compared to the same period in 2019. He believes these bookings are due to people traveling home.
“People say they want to get out of the house, but they also want to be safe. He doesn't want to get on airplanes for now. He doesn't want to travel for business. He wants to stay at home, not go over the border. What she is willing to do is get in the car and drive a couple of hundred kilometers in a small town, perhaps in a second home. "
Smartworking in relaxation
The fall of physical barriers in the workplace as a result of smartworking has led to greater attention to work from home, with people able to work from any location or property.
I think more people will work remotely and that work from home can be work from any home
The new office will be more like a "work house"
Architects and designers try to predict how the pandemic and the need for social distancing will impact different types of buildings. I told you a few weeks about the plans entire "anti Covid" residential districts to reconcile life and work in safety.
In the UK, the Manser Practice envisioned the post-pandemic hotel and even suggested that increased attention to cleanliness could lead to the death of rental services like Airbnb.
People will want the assurance of a clean, well-kept space. The future of travel could lead to the undoing of the "molecular and anarchic" housing model with consumers shifting to different models.