5 travel trends this 2021

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Nature, domestic and rural travel are the top travel trends this 2021.

Tourism, hard hit in 2020 by COVID-19, awaits recovery, but with the pandemic still with us and changes in travelers’ priorities, new models are emerging that will shape the future of tourism this year.

1. Domestic Travel

Domestic travel is trending in destinations.  People will not want to or will not be able to fly far and will look for destinations closer to where they can travel by car. They will also leave the big cities and prefer the countryside, mountains, and coasts. And less massive destinations will be sought, a great opportunity for emerging or less popular places so far.

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2. Nature tourism

This activity is quite diversified and revolves around contact with nature and its preservation, so it is deeply linked to sustainable tourism. It will gain strength due to the appreciation of nature and green spaces after having been confined at home or in big cities for a long time

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3. Rural tourism

Cottage rentals, camping stays, outdoor activities, and sports will be in high demand. During the pandemic, the alternative of rural and nature tourism has become increasingly popular. Tourists want to travel to small communities, usually rural, in order to experience their lifestyle and culture or, in some cases, to disconnect from the city.

4. Wellness tourism

Wellness tourism is a direct branch of health tourism that aims to achieve physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. For this reason, tourists choose destinations that offer activities related to each area, such as yoga, meditation, or spiritual retreats. This type of tourism is becoming more popular as the concept of mindfulness spreads and as society becomes more aware of the importance of connecting with the planet and with ourselves.

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5. Booking flexibility

With the current pandemic situation and uncertainty, flexibility will be key for many travelers. Airlines know this and many have included insurance and contingency flexibility, as have hotels and hotel chains.

5 tips to be a responsible tourist

When you choose a destination, you usually take into account certain factors such as the weather, the accommodation, the nightlife, the museums, and interesting places. But do you also find out about the type of impact that your vacation will have on the local community, if there is endangered fauna or any issue related to environmental pollution?

It is important to have a positive impact on the place you visit, that is why we share 5 tips that will help you become a responsable traveler concerned about the environment.

1. Local consumption

Local consumption fosters an equitable economy in which small businesses in the community will have the same opportunities as large companies, and this also promotes energy savings and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

2. Responsible use of water and energy

Other small actions, but with great long-term impact, are those that are taken on a daily basis, such as the conscious use of water for bathing and electricity to charge electronic devices.

3. Don’t contribute to animal exploitation and abuse

It is great to be able to travel and discover new species, but whenever you encounter animals, ask and investigate; Are the animals in the wild? Does your visit affect the care and improvement of the animals’ habitat?

Avoid places and shows where they are exploited and report any signs of exotic or wild species traffic.

4. Respect the local culture

Establish correct and cordial relationships with local populations, without prejudice. When you arrive at the destination, always try to adapt to local customs and uses, without imposing your habits and lifestyle.

5. Use sustainable transport

If the destination you are visiting allows it and it’s safe, it is recommended to use transport alternatives such as trains or buses to travel relatively close distances. The trip, in addition to contributing to the environment and reducing the personal carbon footprint, allows you to experience the destination in a closer way.

If public transport is not your thing, you can choose to travel the destination on foot or by bicycle, this form of transport is not only better for the environment, but it will also help you to get active and feel energized during the trip.

5 destinations to travel in Mexico after Covid-19

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Are you looking for places to enjoy your first vacation after the pandemic? We have a few recommendations for you!

1. Puerto Vallarta

The romantic and tropical town of Puerto Vallarta is situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is located along the beautiful Banderas Bay, boasting numerous idyllic beaches with soft sand and azure waters. The stunning and nostalgic downtown bursts with culture and history and has an undeniable charm.

The city enjoys a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars and clubs as well as stage performances from local renowned singers.

2. Cancun

The stunning city of Cancun is located on the Northeast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the area of Quintana Roo, where the rich Mayan culture and history shines through on every corner. Cancun is surrounded by white sand beaches, the paradisiac Caribbean Sea, and blue skies stretching afar, creating a dream-like oasis.

The clear waters of Cancun are perfect for water sports, such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. It’s also a great spot for fishing and getting a delightful sight of the colorful marine life.

3. Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, which makes for ideal weather. The sun is gloriously warm during the day and then temperatures comfortably drop during the evening, as the cool wind from California blows through the city. Cabo is home to numerous blissful beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming and offer unspoiled views of the enchanting Sea of Cortez.

As well as adventuring into the ocean and engaging with marine life, you can also adventure into the desert and discover all of its wonders.

4. Huatulco

Bahías de Huatulco is one of the beach destinations that still preserves its natural wealth, that is why if you are a nature lover, visiting this destination is a must. You can also find beautiful flawless beaches to visit.

A difference from other touristic destinations in Mexico is that they are always full of people, in Huatulco you can live the calm and tranquility of its environment where you live a rhythm of life that makes relaxing and enjoying the beach really possible.

5. Mazatlan

Mazatlan is located on the Sea of ​​Cortez and is one of the preferred vacation destinations.

It has a 21 km boardwalk with a fascinating environment, considered one of the longest in the world. Turquoise blue waters that are home to several beautiful beaches; where you can rest on their white and smooth sand.

You can also practice surfing, windsurfing, diving and kayaking in some of them.

Jalisco one of the 50 best places to travel in 2020

Recently the list of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 was launched, where only two Mexican states (Jalisco and Baja Sur’s East Cape) were mentioned as part of this exclusive selection created by the well known publication Travel + Leisure.

Jalisco stands out for its great architectural and cultural richness, because, according to the editors of this publication, our state is capable of mixing modernity with tradition, in a location that offers excellent air and ground connectivity.

Another factor that placed Jalisco in this ranking were its destinations with unmatched natural beauty such as Puerto Vallarta, which besides offering inspiring landscapes, offers a variety of lodging options, entertainment and international gastronomy, elements that fit the traveler’s needs, who can enjoy adventure, romance, comfort and luxury experiences.

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The Tourism Secretary of Mexico Germán Ralis Cumplido said “Being among the 50 sites in the world to visit in 2020 is a great achievement for Jalisco because despite the challenges we face as a country and as a state we continue working to boost our strengths and tourism is one of them. It is to make us proud that we stand out in the world for everything we offer our tourists.”