What You Need to Know for Traveling in 2021
As the pandemic continues, many people are still planning major trips for later this year—here are the factors to consider Traveling before booking.
Like children making lists for Santa, anxious travelers are plotting vacations for the second half of 2021, hoping it will be safe to go by then. Many have already ufabet booked. Some are wondering if they’re already too late.
When the calendar changed to a new year, Jack Ezon, co-founder and managing partner of high-end New York travel advisory Embark Beyond, says a deluge of booking requests poured in for summertime trips to Europe. “It’s as if people are asking us for permission to get their lives back,” he says.
A study by home-rental firm Vrbo found 82% of customers already had travel plans for 2021. Even though coronavirus infections and deaths continue to escalate, luxury-travel firm Virtuoso says inquiries about trips started to climb as soon as vaccines were approved last year.
Demand is double-barreled. Many travelers rebooked canceled 2020 trips for dates in 2021 and 2022. In addition, there’s massive pent-up demand for travel.
But travel has changed. It will require more paperwork, preparation and patience. Surprises await those grounded for most of last year.
“It’s no longer get up and go. You have to plan your trip from the moment you walk out the door,” says Peter Vlitas, senior vice president at Internova Travel Group, a network of travel agencies.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to resuming your travel carefully and safely.