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Staycation: A Rising Trend in Tourism

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In the wake of the ongoing pandemic due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it has become unsafe and risky to travel to far-off places. There is not a single country that is left unharmed. The pandemic took the lives of millions of people and yet continues to rampage throughout the world. Even after such horrific circumstances, travel enthusiasts do not leave any opportunity to travel to places and explore them. However, apart from vacations, one other way of enjoying has seen an abrupt rise in the tourism industry. Staycation. It has been noticed very often that travelers, to explore the world, leave behind their cities and countries. Staycation means taking a tour of your own country and exploring the places instead of going abroad. There are short-term rentals and vacation homes like Kasa Living which provide you all the amenities and perks of a hotel. Instead of charging on a per-day or per-person basis, vacation homes rent out properties for a short amount of time where you can enjoy a staycation.

Staycation is not a new term in the tourism industry. It has existed for a long time and people who live in places offering a lot of sightseeing can always opt to explore their own country before planning a vacation outside. Taking an example of India, the country has vast aspects of sightseeing. From all forms of landforms to oceans, seas, beaches, and places of utmost historical importance, India houses everything that a travel enthusiast could hope to explore. People planning to go on vacation on abroad tours with their families should also be checking what exists in their own country. During this ongoing pandemic, when the whole world is in a state of panic, it is not wise to take your whole family to a place that could be going through a worse phase than your own country. Staycation has its advantages as well. You can save a lot of time that would be consumed in traveling to other countries along with saving money and a lot of hassle. Since staycation is a tour of your own country, it is cheaper and generally requires lesser planning as compared to vacations. Planning a staycation also allows you to travel with your pets. The language barrier is usually lifted when you are traveling to places within your own country. It can be safely said that staycation has changed the face of the tourism industry and the pandemic has played a major role.

The term ‘staycation’ is not new to the populace anymore. Many people consider the fact that they should explore their country more. Hence, the rise of staycation around the globe could be reasoned using this factor. However, if you are planning to go on a vacation with your family, there are certain common mistakes that you should avoid. People usually do not go through the portals offering accommodation choices and end up booking a hotel or a vacation home which later brings regret. Before planning a staycation to any place, it is important to explore the place thoroughly on the internet. Proper research of the accommodation facilities, the sights that can be explored and the situation of the pandemic is a must before going to any place for a staycation. The bottom line is that planning a staycation is not as easy as it sounds. It takes the same amount of energy and information gathering as planning a vacation to a far-off country. It is best to keep the necessary information ready to have the perfect staycation with your family.

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