With multiple promising COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, travelers might be wondering if they should go ahead and book one of those great travel deals for 2021 already.
“Don’t expect the travel industry to be back to business as normal in 2021,” comments travel concierge Michael Embrey. “There are still likely to be restrictions around entry to many states and countries, as well as rules regarding wearing face masks and social distancing.”
Current drastically reduced airline schedules aren’t likely to immediately return to pre-pandemic operations as soon as a vaccine hits the market. As airlines navigate shifting demands, flight schedules will remain up in the air. With this in mind, travelers should expect and be ready for flight changes at any given moment — but that can also lead to opportunities to book travel at steeply discounted rates. The travel industry has major fixed costs (airplanes, hotels, attractions, etc.) that need to re-covered quickly for some of these companies to stay in business.
Prices will drop for domestic and international travel. We believe you will see hotels, attractions, and airlines looking to fill seats and rooms as quickly as possible, which will mean lower prices to get more people in seats or in rooms.
FunME Events Tours predicts that 2021 travel trends will lean more towards domestic travel, with people taking advantage of newly flexible work-from-home policies to test out slow travel, combining a vacation with a longer (remote working) stay in their destination.
“Your new office can be in Cancun or Hawaii – while you work the family will play,” states Embrey. We strongly recommend that you review the cancellation and rescheduling options for any flights, hotels, or tours you plan on booking. We predict that although flexible booking and cancellation policies are likely here to stay, the deals themselves will go quickly. So if travelers are planning on snagging a great deal, be prepared to book quickly after seeing our suggested bargain or lose out.
Now is the time to advise your professional travel concierge on that dream vacation or bucket list destination so they can advise you when that travel package becomes available. FunME Events Tours does not require a deposit or pre-payment until any travel is finalized. Our dedicated staff has visited over 90 countries and want to help you and your family find the best deal.
Contact: Michael Embrey – FunME Events Tours
M.Embrey@funmeevents.com or call 815-756-1263.