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Top 5 Reasons Why Staycations = Safe-Vacations too!

By Ritu Johny - June 11, 2020
A luxury hotel setting


You might be familiar with Staycations by PYT Deals by now. For the uninitiated, a Staycation is an opportunity to relax without compromising on safety or the hassles of straying too far from our homes. A saviour for travellers, Staycation is our best bet at unwinding in 2020 and also the most refreshing mode of travel in the post-lockdown era. But, did you know Staycations could alternate as safe-vacations too? Here’s why!

1. A safe haven

For all we know, hotels, resorts and even private rental apartments are adopting the highest hygiene standards to ensure their guests feel an utmost sense of safety. With keyless check-in and checkout, thermal scanners, minimised interactions with the front desk, signage indicating social distancing norms, ultraviolet light technology and electrostatic sprayers to disinfect, hotels are going all out to adapt to the new set of protocols. Just don’t be taken aback if you find a face mask on your hotel room bed instead of gourmet chocolates on your next trip!

A bright hotel room.

2.Not too far, not too close

Being just a drive away, Staycations allow you the added comfort of rushing back home in case of an emergency. At the moment, air and train travel do not seem to be the most feasible options. Hence, private vehicles ensure you are on the wheels – to be certain of a sanitised journey en route the destination too. Not to mention a controllable environment with little to no risks of plans going awry.

 

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3. Six-feet is the key

Depending on private vehicles to reach your Staycation destination will help restrict contact with the outside world. With a bit of planning, you could avoid pit stops for food and snacks during the journey. Hotels are also taking extra measures to keep guests 6 feet apart by reducing capacity and redesigning restaurants, bars and gyms. 

Road trippin'

4. The great indoors

Never before has a pandemic induced such strong a craving for peaceful escapades away from crowded haunts. This is where the bonus of Staycations comes into prominence. Quality time with your near and dear ones over a lively game of Pictionary or a sunny picnic in the lap of nature or even an exclusive masterclass with the in-house chef are all enjoyable activities without necessarily stepping outdoors.

A family picnic

5. A calm retreat

As we emerge from the confines of our four walls, the demand for a premium touch to Staycations is foreseeable. A delectable breakfast spread in bed never seemed so appealing! How about a restorative spa with a sanitised setting? Or a heavenly bubble bath with a dash of essential oils? Sounds divine, right?! As hotels scamper to provide the best services possible within their plush facilities, the freedom to rejuvenate at one’s own pace and space is a joy to be savoured like no other, amid the Covid scare.

A relaxing bath

Raring to break free from the lockdown blues right away? Sign up here for members-only exclusive access to the best staycation deals near you or book your favourite staycation deal on our travel app. As we hand over the key to #UnlockSafeTravel, we hope you love these curated experiences as much as we enjoyed crafting them. Tag @Pickyourtrail on Instagram when you upload your staycation selfies and we’ll feature them on our page!

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