Digital travel – defying distance and reality?

Publication details

  • Journal: The Psychologist, 2022
  • International Standard Numbers:
    • Printed: 0952-8229
    • Electronic: 2398-1598

Travel is important for many people, but the more people travel, the higher the consumption of fossil fuels, and the greater the chances of diseases spreading over distances. The Covid-19 pandemic, and the restrictions on physical meetings and travel that have come with it, have resulted in a shift in behaviour and attitudes towards replacing physical encounters with digital ones. Are we on the cusp of a step change in how practical, acceptable and convincing these experiences are?