Every year travel trends come and go, with 2021 set to be one of tourism’s most significant years to date. As we slowly recover from COVID-19, we expect travel to look a little different than it did pre-pandemic.
Although nobody knows exactly what will happen, one thing is clear; we won’t be able to travel as freely as we used to…at least for the foreseeable future. To that end, Tourism Australia has forecasted travel trends for 2021.
Trend 1: Naturally wide-open and remote destinations
After spending more time at home last year than ever before, we are developing a new appreciation for being out in nature. What better place to experience what nature has to offer than Yallakool Caravan Park
Abundant wildlife and idyllic bushland surrounded by rolling views are just some of the images that come to mind when staying at Yallakool Caravan Park. Situated on the banks of the Bjelke-Petersen Dam, Yallakool Caravan Park is located approximately 8km from Murgon.
Trend 2: Safety is key
Perfectly located two hours’ drive north-west of Brisbane or 90 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast, the South Burnett region is the perfect destination post-COVID-19. Isolated from the large populations yet close enough for a weekend getaway.
Trend 3: Travel as a force for good
Today’s travellers are increasingly seeking out experiences that are not only good for them, but good for the local community. Good news for our region as local markets continue to host the best local produce, arts, crafts and delicious homemade treats.
Trend 4: Indigenous experiences on the rise
The Year of Indigenous Tourism has been extended from 2020 into 2021, with more travellers actively seeking Indigenous tourism experiences. Located five minutes from Murgon, the Ration Shed Museum allows visitors to connect and learn more about Australia’s First Nations people.
Trend 5: Travel to regenerate
Wellness travel has been growing in popularity over the past few years, with the pandemic only increasing the desire for this style of holiday. The South Burnett boasts many retreats and relaxation experiences waiting to be discovered.