How to Travel Safely and Support Local Businesses

The advent of COVID-19 rocked the world, changing the way we live our daily lives and impacting not only individuals and families, but businesses and enterprises. Now that COVID-19 is better understood and managed, life is returning to normal for the most part – and travelling is available again!

Travel and tourism were some of the worst impacted industries during the pandemic, but opening country borders and the increasing number of international (and national!) flights have re-energised travelers everywhere, reigniting that travel itch. Now that things have calmed down a bit, travelling is safe again – and it’s more important than ever to support local businesses. One great way to do this is by staying at a locally-owned motel or hotel.

Here’s how to travel safely and support local businesses!

Check the Travel Restrictions for Your Destination

Every country has different entry requirements and it’s important to make sure you fulfill all of them before booking your trip. This includes getting the necessary vaccinations if required, as well as obtaining a visa (if needed).

Australia’s borders are opening gradually to international travel and tourism, but inter-state travel is possible. While jetting off to a remote beach may sound ideal after two years of COVID (cabin fever, anyone?), travelling locally helps support local businesses, the likes of which took the biggest fall due to the pandemic.

So, if you’re looking to travel in the near future, check the travel restrictions for your destination and make sure you can comply. Who knows – you may find a beautiful hidden gem of a motel like Sleepy Lagoon Motel that’s perfect for your needs!

Research Your Accommodation Options

After making sure travelling is possible to your chosen destination, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll stay. If you’re used to staying in chain hotels, why not switch things up and opt for a local business instead? Not only will this support the local community, but you may also get a more authentic experience.

When researching your accommodation options, look for places that are certified by industry-recognised organisations such as TripAdvisor and other review sites. This will help you get an idea of the type of accommodation offered, as well as the amenities provided and local attractions or activities you can engage in while staying in the area.

Sleepy Lagoon Motel is situated centrally in the dozy town of Tin Can Bay. Surrounded by a range of activities for everyone in the family, it’s the perfect holiday location for anyone who hasn’t had a holiday in a while!

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Try Something New

One of the best things about travel is that it allows you to try new experiences. This could be anything from trying a local delicacy to learning about the history and culture of the area you’re visiting – or even trying out a type of accommodation you’ve never stayed in before. What’s more, when staying at a locally-owned business, you’ll often find that the staff are more than happy to share their insider knowledge with you!

Sleepy Lagoon Motel have recently completed the construction of two modern and fully-equipped holiday villas. In addition to our holiday house and cabin accommodation, we have a range of rooms available for travelers from around the world. Experts on all to do and see in Tin Can Bay, we’ll not only help you stay safe during your travels, we’ll also inform you on activities and sightseeing opportunities in the area.

So, if you’re looking for a safe and authentic travel experience, why not try staying at a locally-owned motel or hotel? Not only will you be supporting a small business, but you may also get to enjoy some unique experiences along the way. Safe travels!

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Book Your Stay in Tin Can Bay at Sleepy Lagoon Motel

Check out Sleepy Lagoon Motel next time you’re planning a trip – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Visit our packages page for accommodation specials, book your stay now, or give us a call on 07 5488 0653 to find out more. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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In line with the Queensland Government Regulations,

Plus we are still able to supply accommodation for workers and for certain essential situations.

We are taking extra precautions at this time to include extra disinfecting of all surfaces to keep everyone safe.

Please contact us if you are unsure or have any questions regarding our accommodation.

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