There’s an old saying that the best revenge is simply to be happy. It seems that Australian travelers, returning to their “happy place” in Hawaii is the best way to avenge the time lost in confinements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pent-up demand due to COVID restrictions has driven a strong desire to travel, and Australian holidaymakers have Hawaii firmly in their sights. Australians have always loved Hawaii as a holiday destination, with almost 300,000 Australian visitors to the island paradise in 2019, more than half of whom were on a return trip. Australia and Hawaii both share a relaxed attitude, a deep appreciation of the beach lifestyle and both countries also love cheeky Happy Hour – but there’s so much more to it than that. So why is Hawaii the new hot spot for revenge vacations?
Hawaii makes you want to have fun
Vacation in Hawaii satisfy the vengeful traveler’s desire to do foolish things. After canceled trips and border restrictions, travelers are looking to treat themselves and are willing to spend big on their next trip. There has been a shift in mindset, with vacationers wanting to spend their savings on things that will take their trip from good to great.
A survey by management consultancy BCG found that more than a third of households who were able to save money during lockdowns are now planning a post-pandemic vacation. Of the 3,000 people surveyed in late October and early November, around 55% managed to save despite COVID-19 restrictions. While 13 percent of consumers are now traveling more than before COVID-19, this figure is expected to rise to 42 percent in 2022.
With all this money to spend and pent-up demand, vengeful travelers are placing a much higher value on the opportunity to travel now while they can, and do it in style. Tailor-made experiences and luxury accommodation in Hawaii has seen a sea change in the demand for more indulgent and exclusive options.
“People really want to be sure to travel while they can,” said Mark Matthews, marketing director for Maui Seasons, a private travel agency in Hawaii where bookings are up 65% so far this year.
Luxury hotels like the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa There is also an increase in the number of vengeful travelers. Speaking to Fortune magazine, Tina Edmundson, global head of brand and marketing at Marriott International, said revenge travel is about making up for lost time and opportunities.
“The last 18 months have forced people to re-evaluate the importance of travel in their lives. For many, what was perceived as a “want” was actually reclassified as a “need,” says Edmundson.
Hawaii emphasizes experiences
Australians have long loved a fly-in-the-wall vacation, the ability to hop on a plane and quickly land in a relaxing holiday destination where they can spend their days lounging around the resort pool and browsing the resort map. cocktails. And while that’s certainly possible on a Hawaii vacation, vengeful travelers are done hanging around: They want to get out and explore the environment around them. Vengeful travelers place a high value on experiences outside of their resorts and with just as much things to do in hawaii, it has become the main contender for an exciting and exploration-filled vacation. An adventure seeker’s paradise, Hawaii’s unique Polynesian culture and spectacular jungle-covered mountains make it the ideal choice for vacationers seeking sun, surfing, hiking and a fascinating range of historical attractions, natural and cultural.
Hawaii’s unique Polynesian-American cultural fusion is unlike anywhere else in the world, and this “Aloha Spirit” guides the humble and harmonious lifestyles practiced on all four islands. From incredible pro surfing beaches and turtle encounters on Oahu’s North Shore to world-class mountain biking and extreme ziplining in the jungles of Maui, there’s action and adventure to be had every turn. Kaua’i’s incredible red rock escarpments and stunning waterfalls provide a natural haven for travelers looking for a break on Hawaii’s ‘Garden Island,’ while the ‘Big Island’ covers all the bases with four unique climate zones, meaning travelers can jump off the snowy snow. Maunakea to the rainforest, and encounter molten lava and gigantic waves somewhere in between.
Hawaii reconnects us to our pre-pandemic way of life
Do you remember the days when we could spend the day shopping, dining out with delicious food, and partying until the early hours with friends? And it was just your typical Saturday! Vengeful travelers are eager to reconnect and reclaim their pre-pandemic way of life and Hawaii provides the opportunity and infrastructure to do so. Few tropical island destinations offer the level of shopping, dining, and nightlife that Hawaii does. Actually, Hawaii is known for its designer boutiquesindependent galleries, boutiques and shopping centers.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, the Hawaiian culinary scene offers unique culinary experiences blending traditional cooking techniques with more modern influences, creating an exciting fusion of Polynesian, Indian, Southeast Asian and Chinese flavors. From local specialties and succulent street food to regional farm-to-table cuisine, traditional festivals, upscale sushi, American diners and five-star restaurants, Hawaii has it all. And when the sun goes down, Nightlife in Hawaii comes to life with tropical cocktails, the local music scene and dazzling dance parties in chic clubs. Of course, you can’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a walk on the beach under the stars, exploring the landscape that transforms in the darkness.
Hawaii is easy to get to, but not too easy
Hawaiian Airlines has resumed direct flights between Sydney and Honolulu starting in December 2021. The non-stop flight lasts approximately 10 hours and lands at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, which underwent a 2-year modernization project, 6 billion US dollars. This flight time is the perfect balance for vengeful travelers. It’s not as painful as a flight to Europe but it’s longer than a road trip to your neighboring country. As more people return to travel, they crave the complete experience of a full-service international airline. They want to settle back into their seat, sipping a mai tai from the drinks cart while perusing the onboard entertainment, carefully selecting films that are running time to match the landing. Vengeful travelers wear their stiff necks and cramped legs like a badge of honor, a sign that they have returned to the intrepid adventurers they once were.
Hawaii is COVID safe
Hawaii has achieved a similar vaccination rate to Australia and has implemented a number of COVID-19 control protocols and best practices. entry requirements. All visitors must be fully vaccinated, and strict health and safety measures protect locals and vacationers from the spread of the coronavirus. International travelers to Hawaii must present a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before departure. Better yet, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reduced the recommended isolation time for people with COVID to just 5 days, after which a mask must be worn. This means less downtime during your vacation if you contract COVID-19. Vengeful travelers want revenge for the pandemic and don’t want to risk Covid complications disrupting their vacation. Although they want to return to the world, they want to minimize the possibility of a positive PCR as much as possible.