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Post-Coronavirus: Domestic Travel May “Replace” International Tourism

Written by Jodi Finnan

The coronavirus has devastated economies around the world and disrupted life in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. The world will never be the same. But at some point, industries will start coming back online and people will start going out again.

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With mass international travel all but closed off for the foreseeable future, domestic travel is now seen as a driver for the ailing tourism sector and the broader economy. Many hotel and tourism operators are now eyeing off the $54 billion spent by the almost 10 million Australian international travelers annually, hoping that can be secured into local destinations.

Benefits of domestic travel:

  • Travel costs are cheaper than international travel
  • No language barrier
  • Do not need passport nor VISA

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Domestic travel adds up to the spirit of spontaneity. One day you wake up and decide to hop on a bus or a train. You don’t need to bring a passport and apply for a VISA. In just a few hours, you’re in a new place discovering new delicacies in your own country.


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