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Coping with post-Covid scenario

Coping with post-Covid scenario

Coping with post-Covid scenario

New Delhi MINDFUL travel, that is, meaningful connections enhanced by personalisation, wellness treatments and a lean, contactless hospitality model will set the stage for environment and health conscioustravellers in the new world.

The unfolding pandemic, specifically the tenacity of the second wave, has fundamentally altered our relationship with space and human interaction. Luxury travel, as one of the world's most experiential industries, stands to be permanently transformed by an emerging redefinition of retreat: one that prioritises the restorative rather than the indulgent.

Bespoke Experiences

Customisation is among the most long standing attributes of all luxury experiences. However, for the well-informed and highly selective post pandemic traveller, a one-of-a-kind offering is not about novelty but rather about crafting a memorable, even altruistic exchange. This includes establishing a connection with local history, landscape and culture.

This offers hoteliers the option to reinvent experiences across the board. Bespoke dining options could include harvesting fresh produce on the property and learning how to prepare traditional meals with local chefs. Volunteering opportunities, such as tree planting, could pair with outdoor experiences. Spa facilities, similarly, might offer consultative sessions and multi-sensory, traditional treatments that benefit each guest through the duration of their stay.

Health and Wellness Treatments

With a heightened awareness of mental and physical health, luxury tourism will see an uptick in wellness travel. Individualised and curative treatment plans will be increasingly popular among those who seek both retreat and integrated healing.

Nature-centric experiences such as outdoor yoga, treks, dives and more will feature heavily into meditative as well as physical routines that are immersed in the local landscape.

India, particularly, will see a rise in demand for Ayurveda focused facilities with personalised and long-stay treatment plans that include curative treatments, tailored meals and exercise plans to guide sustainable lifestyle changes for holistic and long term well being.

Shruti Shibulal
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