The 4 Things To Consider When Returning Back To Traveling in 2021
Whether you are ready to dive back into traveling again or just cautiously dipping your toe into the trip planning waters, we've laid out some best practical tips to consider as the world reopens.
Dust Off the Passport
After a year in lockdown, your passport is probably collecting its fair share of dust. Before you plan a trip, make sure it's valid for at least 6 months after the travel dates. Many countries deny entry otherwise. This way, you won't be in the passport scramble line that's steadily growing with last minute trip plans (more on this later).
Check Your Resources
If you had flights on the books last year and were issued a credit or had a cruise booked and was given a voucher, let your advisor know. Like finding $20 in your pocket, a forgotten credit will make your day and allow you to spend more on the vacation itself. Depending on the airline or cruise brand, it may be feasible to use the credit for a different destination than originally planned. We can help you get creative.
You've probably heard conflicting opinions on the cost of trips for 2021 as a result of the pandemic, ranging from the best prices ever to higher-than-usual prices. While there's validity to each side of what we're seeing, one interesting point remains the same: seasonality. Have you heard your advisor mention shoulder or low seasons in the past? Well, those still stand. The best news is: you don't have to understand the trends yourself. That's what you've got us for.
Don't Wait Too Last Minute
As the world reopens, we are seeing a tidal wave of demand from eager travelers. Most want to hop on a plane immediately - and we're making the magic happen like pulling vacations out of a hat. But we're also up against limited availability when planning closer in. Not only because so many travelers are booking up the properties, but also from 2020 bookings that were pushed forward a year, meaning occupancy is already higher than usual. Pair that with some occupancy restrictions in certain destinations, and you've got way more demand than supply. The earlier you plan, the more options we'll have to absolutely wow you.