The travel and tourism industry is surging into high demand after having one of the most challenging Covid-ridden years. Combine that with the greatest labor shortage of 2021 and you’re likely to see some possible delays, higher prices, bigger crowds, longer lines or even sold out destinations and attractions – yes even in paradise.
In order to have a relaxing and enjoyable trip, there are two very important things that we recommend you take with you.
Patience. When traveling there are many things that are just out of your control. You can’t change the fact that airplanes occasionally have mechanical issues, that it takes an hour or more to get through security or immigration, or the time it takes to get an umbrella drink served to your cabana on the beach. If you can’t control it, just have patience, don’t stress. It’s not worth ruining your day or anyone else’s.
From planning to returning home, if you are mentally and physically prepared for the possibility of a detour along the way you’re more likely to have a better time. Just like when you take a road trip or drive through rush hour traffic; turn on some good music and enjoy the ride.
Kindness. According to an article from USA Today, a recent survey by Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, found 2 out of 3 Americans say that a smile or greeting from another traveler would make them feel less stressed while traveling. A majority of travelers (75%) say they've done something kind to make another traveler's day better.
When you’re away from home or having an unsettling day it’s rather comforting to be the beneficiary of an act of kindness. There’s just nothing better though, than the feeling you get when you are able to help someone else by showing them a little extra kindness. It can give others the strength they need to make it through their day and truly add value to your overall experience.
We'd love to hear your stories on kindness or tips on staying calm while traveling.
Post contributed by Erica Woodbury, Marketing Director for Pack & Play Travel