What is the new normal? This is what the journey into the post-Covid era looks like


What is the journey like in the post-Covid era? This is the question that comes first in the minds of those who love to travel.

Seems like you have to get used to this new normal even when it comes to travel. In any case, some of the technologies that were in vogue at the time of the Covid will certainly continue over time. While these technologies are intended to ensure passenger safety, there are concerns that they may infringe on privacy. Here are some innovations that travelers continue to see and use.

Virtual, Augmented reality
Museums and tourist centers provided augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) exhibits and online experiences as Covid restrictions banned travel. You must use a computer, smartphone or VR headset for a virtual tour.

Launched in June 2020, the “Explore Petra” application offers the possibility of “visiting” archaeological sites in Jordan.

Arctic travel company Lights Over Lapland has developed a system that allows you to see the famous Northern Lights when using VR headsets or computers.

The Paris Museum of Natural History presents an AR exhibition that brings endangered animal species face to face in digital form in front of tourists.

Do you know the experience of preparing the AR system at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC?

They will show you what it would be like to have skin and muscle on the skeleton of certain animals!

The National Museum of Singapore has an installation called “Forest History”. Visitors can travel through a virtual landscape containing approximately 70 landscapes from the museum’s collection. Ensure AR and VR systems are in place at most tourist destinations to provide a refreshing experience for travelers on post-Covid travel.

Bombay Airport

Airport staff member pushes carts at the entrance to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, after government clears domestic flight services to resume, during extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID -19, in Mumbai, May 25, 2020. Photo: REUTERS / Francis Mascarenhas

Control congestion
During the Covid era, different technologies were introduced in airports, train stations and museums to ensure social distancing.

Singapore has tested patrol bots that issue warnings to people engaging in “unwanted social behavior,” adding to an arsenal of surveillance technology in the tightly-controlled city-state that is fueling privacy concerns.

The government’s latest surveillance devices are robots on wheels, with seven cameras, which warn the public and detect “unwanted social behavior”. This includes smoking in no-go areas, improperly parking bicycles, and violating coronavirus social distancing rules. Cameras designed to trap criminals were used during the Covid period in Venice, Italy to track visitors to the city.

The plan is to use this system to control the number of tourists in the future as well. There is also a system for marking the exact position with laser light to ensure distance. Social distancing technologies will continue to exist in the post-Covid era.

UVC cleaning
UV-C light has been used in hospitals for more than two decades to destroy viruses. It is now prevalent in public places including airports, gymnasiums and cinemas. UV-C lamps can be used to disinfect handrails, doors or armrests in public places. UV-C cleaning can be prevalent in crowded areas. These UV light disinfectants promise to rid your technology and other household items of germs that could make you sick. On the UV light spectrum, there are UV-A, B, and C lights. Only UV-C light can kill germs. This light has a range of efficacy, which interferes with and destroys the nucleic acids of bacteria and other microbes. These UV disinfectants are useful for disinfecting other items, such as face masks, retainers, glasses, or makeup brushes.

QR code in restaurants
The QR code is often scanned to order food from the hotel or to pay the bill.

The menu card, which has been in the hands of thousands of people for ages, will likely be fondly remembered. Digital payments will also be prevalent.


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