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You can plan for travelling when restrictions allow
While it’s true coronavirus has had a massive impact on the travel industry, there’s no need to panic.
New and innovative ways to get your travel fix are being delevoped all the time, just waiting for the moment we can all get out there and enjoy them properly.
From cosy staycations and sustainable getaways to cutting-edge virtual days out, find out what the future of travel has in store.
Glamp it up
Broadrayne Farm pods (Picture: Stewart Smith)
Glamping is already streets ahead when it comes to camping, with its posh tent, proper bed and fire pit. This summer, renowned Lake District restaurant The Yan is going one better and offering gastro glamping – that’s glamping with actual room service.
It has two luxury pods on its site at Broadrayne Farm and will serve dishes right to the door. You can even get breakfast in bed. Walk it all off with hikes around scenic Grasmere.
Enjoy a grand day ‘out’
With the help of AR you can join Wallace & Gromit on an adventure (Picture: The Big Fix Up)
Give the kids a treat with a first-of-its-kind augmented reality adventure featuring lovable duo Wallace & Gromit, part of Visit Bristol’s online experiences for February half term.
The Big Fix Up sees the pair embarking on a new business venture, Spick & Spanners, which has won a contract to fix and clean all of Bristol. But then they encounter a mystery…
Take it slow
Say goodbye to the skies and switch to a more sustainable getaway (Picture: Byway)
Slower, thoughtful, more responsible travel may become a positive after the pandemic. With that aim, this year sees the launch of Byway, a sustainable, flight-free, ABTA-protected travel company.
It aims to get travellers exploring by train, boat and bike, offering trips off the beaten track to local hotspots, hidden viewpoints and awe-inspiring detours.
It currently offers trips across the UK and France, and holiday packages start at £160pp for three nights (based on two people sharing).
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