Traveling was not easy in 2020 - there was a lot of uncertainty regarding entry formalities and due to constant new corona protective measures in the holiday area. Many did not dare to take a vacation - or if they did, then only in their own country or in well-known neighboring countries. Many travel fans actually long for adventure and exploration.
The safest option seems to be a private trip when planning a vacation in 2021: A private trip is a vacation under the professional guidance of a tour operator or local professionals. The trip can be started all alone or with several people who form a private group, as well as a tour guide or a guide. More and more people are planning to go on tour in such a safe “bubble” - this is shown by the current booking figures from TourRadar, the world's leading online marketplace for tours.
“After the difficult year 2020, people are longing to go far away - despite the current lockdown, the desire to travel is unbroken. We can also see that in the latest booking figures - especially for Black Friday, many decided to plan a trip that can be flexibly rebooked for 2021 or even 2022. We are seeing the first signs of recovery in the industry, ”said Travis Pittman, CEO and founder of TourRadar. It is striking: “With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for personalized travel has increased noticeably. We also felt this pressure at TourRadar and so we were able to almost quadruple our range of private trips in 2020. We now offer over 23,000 individual trips worldwide. Much of these trips can be fully customized and tailored to our customers, ”said Travis Pittman.
TourRadar sees particularly strong demand for private trips to Egypt, Greece and safaris in Africa. Based on millions of searches and thousands of bookings, the most popular travel destinations for Europeans for the coming year have been identified.
These are the most popular travel destinations for 2021 at TourRadar - and suitable private trips there: