When you can go, why not go to a country that needs your support?
It’s no secret that tourism accounts for a huge proportion of many countries economies. With travel being impacted for most people during the COVID-19 pandemic, so many nations across the world have lost out on essential income simply from a lack of visitors.
If you’re ready to begin planning your first post-COVID trip, why not choose a country that really needs you? Whether you want to spend some time lazing around on the beach or you like the idea of fleeing the crowds to explore a lesser-known locale, there are many wonderful destinations with tourism industries in desperate need of a boost. To give you some inspiration, we’ve zoned in on a few of our top 2021 destinations for trips that will not only amaze you but also give you the opportunity to support local communities.
Spain is one of the European countries that have been most affected by low footfall caused by the pandemic. Its tourism industry accounts for 10- 12 percent of the total GDP. Booking a vacation to Spain later this year will not only allow you to experience this beautiful nation firsthand but also support its local restaurants, hotels, and hospitality workers.
If you’d like to avoid the crowds during your trip, steer clear of the busy cities and coastal areas by heading off the beaten path to northern Spain. The beautiful region is blessed with dramatic mountain scenery and is well-known for being the birthplace of delicious, full-bodied La Rioja wines. Spend your vacation enjoying peaceful walks in the wilderness or indulging in socially distanced wine tasting tours. You’ll be able to savor some of the best wines in Spain at one of many vineyards scattered across the La Rioja region. There are several charming villages in the region such as San Millán de la Cogolla, and you can enjoy wandering through numerous exquisite cathedrals.
Croatia is another European nation that relies on tourism for at least a tenth of its GDP. The sun-soaked country has a vast coastline and is littered with fascinating cities, each one with its own personality. Thanks to Croatia’s many beautiful landscapes, both inland and by the sea, you’ll find that it’s a top 2021 destination for COVID-19-friendly outdoor activities. Plitvice Lakes National Park, halfway between Zagreb and the coast, is well-known for its brilliantly blue bodies of water, cascading…