The last time I was on an airplane was when I visited everyone in Las Vegas back on March 8th of this year. Sharon and I flew out right as the real seriousness of the pandemic was rearing its ugly head. We spent three days in Las Vegas meeting with a number of VEGAS VOYAGERS to discuss upcoming plans for travel. We could never have imagined having to cancel “Bus to the Boat” cruises for this past October and another one for this January 2021. Suffice it to say we were optimistic that there would be no more than a six month hiatus of travel and then the world would pick itself back up and get about traveling.
And now it seems that we still have a little bit more time before the world opens again. I know many of you a ready to travel. I also know many of you might have been contacted by mail or email to plan that next trip. The prices being offered are unbelievably affordable; $599 five nights air/hotel in Hawaii, maybe $699 same deal to the Caribbean. All I can tell you, is BE CAREFUL, especially if these companies are saying “pay now, travel later”. Do not, please do not pay for any trips with no firm date of travel as the company you give the money to might not be around when you’re ready to cash in your payment for your trip. Unfortunately, too many travel companies are in financial difficulty and might not be in business when you want to redeem your trip. If the price sounds to good to be true, well then it more than likely is too good to be true.
If you have the desire to travel, book your trip when you are just about ready to go. Booking a couple of weeks, maybe a month in advance is the way to go. Right now, prices are good even for “close in” trips. There is plenty of hotel space and even with reduced airline capacity many flights are not full. Also be aware of the requirements you will have to fly to many destinations. Many countries and even many domestic destinations are requiring COVID 19 tests and some states, like here where I live in New York have quarantine restrictions for many states.
Every day that goes by we are one day closer to the world opening up. Patience is still required.
If you do travel, follow the rules mentioned above and you should be fine. Please feel free to email a firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.