From new ways of combining work and travel to blooming destinations opening again. There are some good things happening in the world right now that are bound to put a smile on your face. 2022 is the year to choose your next trip, start mapping out your itinerary, and make your plans come true. Prepare now and be part of these 3 positive travel news.
1. Workcations Are a Real Thing
With a growing demand for blending the flexibility of remote work with leisure travel, more than 40% of Gen Z employees plan to take a workcation (essentially, working while traveling) in 2022, according to data provided by Kayak.
Why work from home when you can do so from a beautiful place in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, or any other place in the world? That’s what many world-minded travelers are thinking about these days as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the travel industry.
In fact, over the past few months, many top hotel chains have started offering remote working packages. Marriott International, for example, launched its new Work Anywhere With Marriott Bonvoy program. Among the advantages of this option are:
- Work while you get the chance to discover new places
- Break up the day-to-day monotony
- Find inspiration and different ideas from around the globe
2. Travel News: There is Still Nature to be Discovered
Secret underwater passageways and new species are just a few examples of nature discoveries that keep surprising the planet.
North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) hatch on the shores of Japan and spend large parts of their adult lives sailing the currents of the open Pacific. It’s long been a remarkable mystery, then, that they’re occasionally spotted 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) away in Mexico, especially as the cold-blooded animals would need to pass through life-threateningly chilly waters to get there. In April 2021, the mystery was solved: The turtles surf through a momentary warm opening in the cold water barrier during El Niño, a climate cycle that shifts warm water in the western tropical Pacific Ocean eastward along the equator. The turtles sense the warm corridor and glide right through until they arrive in Mexico.
Also, in 2021, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 70 new species to the tree of life, enriching the understanding of biodiversity on Earth. To the list of species discovered joins:
- 14 beetles
- 12 sea slugs
- 9 ants
- 7 fish
- 6 scorpions
- 5 starfish
- 5 flowering plants
- 4 sharks
- 3 spiders
- 1 moss
- 2 sea feathers
- 1 pygmy pipe horse
- 1 caecilian
3. Some Parts of The World are Ready to be Visited Again
As the world seems to be recovering from COVID-19, many destinations are waiting for travelers to get on the road again and return to the outdoors lifestyle.
Did you know that one out of ten jobs in the world depends on tourism? As a result of the pandemic, in 2020 international tourist arrivals fell 73%. However, 2022 presents itself as a new chance for the travel industry to recover. Also, according to CAF, 60% of the experts believe that the rebound in international tourism will begin to arrive this year.
So, travel news is brightening up. For this reason, numerous countries are currently open for tourists. In South America, for example, you have the chance to visit some of the most biodiverse countries in the world, such as Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru.
Don’t miss your chance to see these hidden treasures of South America through your own eyes with the following tours:
- 7 Day Hidden Treasure Galapagos
- 11 Day Hidden Treasure Ecuador Mainland
- 11 Day Hidden Treasures Colombia
- 16 Day Hidden Treasures Peru
- 17 Day Hidden Treasure Ecuador & Galapagos
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