Like everything else in the age of COVID, the way people travel and spend their leisure hours is also changing.

Adventure Explorations has recently released a white paper entitled “The Future Is Now.” The paper takes a closer look at what life looks like in a COVID-19 world and how mental health, travel, and communing with nature are being redefined.

If you thought you had some idea on the topic, you might be interested in what the paper discovered. For instance, according to Harris Polls, 47 percent of people report a negative impact of the virus on their mental health, with experts predicting a rise in depression and anxiety, according to an Adventure Explorations news release.

Simultaneously, individuals’ outlook on travel has most certainly changed, with about 73 percent saying they no longer feel safe aboard a commercial flight and 67 percent report they will wait more than three months to travel after states reopen, according to the news release.

Craving Connections

As a result, people are craving connection and intimacy along with a deeper association with nature. In the past, a long vacation far away might have been the answer to this existential crisis but, given COVID-19, how people decompress and refresh is predicted to shift, the paper suggests.

It is anticipated that people will seek to get away, using vacations for local and regional travel, visiting friends and family, and becoming more mindful of themselves or their surroundings through day-trips to surrounding areas. All of this is designed to foster a deeper connection with their surrounding, the news release added.

Adventure Explorations, a multi-disciplined, concierge adventure company using guides to create custom experiences suitable for all ability levels and those with physical limitations has done its research.

More White Paper Insights

With discovery at its heart, adventure creates extraordinary moments of clarity, truth, and connection, making Adventure Explorations a safe, timely answer to the increasingly disconnected, fractured age of COVID-19.

“We’ve always seen Adventure Explorations as being responsible for thought leadership and providing a vision for where the travel and outdoors industry is going,” said AE Owner Chris Paradysz in the news release. “What’s found in the white paper may affect the trips you might want to take and may introduce you to new opportunities, locations, equipment, and just plain fun that you didn’t imagine was possible before reading.”

To read the white paper created by Adventure Explorations, visit here.

Source: Adventure Explorations