Staycations have been popular lately, especially with working class students and millennials who’d rather go on vacation without breaking the bank. But it’s not just the result of an economic downturn that brought to light these holidays where you look at the familiar from a brand new perspective.
Although staying is a fairly luxurious concept, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced all countries to close borders, it came about during an economic crisis. In 2008, the US market crash ushered in a new era of households unable to afford big budgets for their vacations. Over time, the environmental benefits of staying have also been recognized as travel time has been drastically reduced.
The pandemic brought back the allure of staying with a gusto, especially since in Singapore you can stay right where you are and still enjoy all of the perks you would expect on an overseas vacation.