When the pandemic started, countries around the world banned the entry of travelers into their borders. The tourism industry suffered from these travel bans. Even as countries started to partially open their borders to tourists, people remain wary about traveling abroad due to the continuing threat of the virus.
But once the pandemic is over, tourism is expected to bounce back, and people will start traveling once again. Many destinations are likely to be less crowded as people may opt to visit isolated places that are not on a regular tourist map.
Industry watchers are confident that many tourist destinations will receive their share of inbound tourists once the pandemic is over. The following are places that you may consider visiting once it’s safe to travel again. Some of these places are based on the answers to a questionnaire reflecting customers’ voices around the country.
But before making any travel arrangements, check the travel recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) depending on the destination.
France is currently discouraging international travelers from entering its borders unless there’s a compelling reason to visit the country. But once the pandemic is over, you can look forward to visiting one of the most enduring tourist destinations in the world. You can start your Paris tour and have your picture taken with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Crossing the Pont Alexandre III is something you shouldn’t fail to do when you’re in Paris since it’s considered as among the world’s most beautiful river crossings. The Louvre Museum is another must-visit place in the French capital and the Arc de Triomphe at the Champs-Élysées.
The Panthéon in the Latin Quarter, where you can find the tombs of Marie Curie, Victor Hugo, and Voltaire, is another must-see place in Paris. For art enthusiasts, a visit to Paris is never complete without checking out Pablo Picasso’s works at the Musée Picasso or Picasso Museum. The grandeur of the Versailles Palace is another sight to behold if you find yourself in Paris.
Mexico is another place you can visit once everything goes back to normal. While the country’s more famous tourist destinations are its beaches, Mexico offers more than just getting a tan under the sun. But before we go to the places outside of the beaches of the country south of the border, let’s check out some of the best beaches in Mexico.
Cancun is the most popular tourist destination in Mexico due to the beach and active nightlife. It’s also the go-to place for vacationers and spring breakers who want to have some fun under the sun. History enthusiasts will likely enjoy visiting Tulum with its waterfront Mayan ruins. On the other hand, food buffs are expected to flock to Playa del Carmen and the delectable dishes they offer.
Huatulco is the destination for eco-friendly tourists since it prioritizes environmental protection even as it welcomes tourists to visit its beaches. The rich culture of Merida will appeal to culture and history lovers who will visit Yucatan. On the other hand, the ancient Aztec sites of Mexico City make it another place to visit when you travel to Mexico.
Located at the tip of the boot, Puglia, Italy, is another European destination that people may want to visit once the pandemic is over. It was once known as Italy’s breadbasket, but now it supplies 40 percent of the olive oil in the country. It also has the longest coastline in Italy and offers fruity and vibrant red wines.
The southern region is also known for its whitewashed historical towns and cities, including Taranto, with its rich concentration of history. The city sits between the Mar Piccolo or Small Sea and the Mar Grande or Great Sea.
The Adriatic town of Trani is another destination you shouldn’t miss if you visit Puglia. It’s home to some of the most beautiful cathedrals in the region, including the e Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino with its Romanesque architecture.
Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is another destination people can visit after everything goes back to normal. It is known for its traditional and modern pubs that you can find all over the city. One of the city’s tourist attractions is Jameson Distillery Bow St, the original location of the Jameson Irish Whiskey’s distillery.
The city also has a rich history, and it is home to castles and cathedrals that date back a thousand years. Among the more famous castle is the Dublin Castle, which was built in 1204. On the other hand, Christ Church Cathedral was originally a wooden Viking church when founded in 1030.
These days people are eagerly waiting for the pandemic to end so they can once again travel and see the different tourist sites around the world.