As thepandemic continues to rage across the globe, non-essential travel is still off the table. But many would-be travelers are holding out hope for later this year. Safety has rightly been the top priority for many people during the . Still, with news on worldwide, we see the appetite for travel in 2021 growing,” said Mark Crossey, U.S. traveler expert for . The events of 2020 have underscored the importance of human connection and with loved ones. We know from our website traffic
and customer behavior that travelers are turning their gaze tothis year,” he added. “We predict many customers will prioritize spending on experiences over material goods in 2021, looking to make special memories with loved ones. But if you’re thinking ahead to potential travel later this , should you go ahead and book things now ― or wait until you have a better sense of what’s feasible down the road? Below, Crossey and other their advice.
Take advantage of good deals that come with flexibility.
With recreational travel at a low, there are some surprisinglyright now. Crossey noted that “fares are still cheaper than trends.”
At the same time, airlines have responded to theand rebooking processes more flexible. Because of this, co-founder and CEO Konrad Waliszewski recommend booking your next trip, even knowing there’s a chance you’ll have to postpone or cancel it.
“Ifany post-pandemic trips, book now,” he advised. “It’s unlikely you will ever see better prices, availability, and perks again ― but make sure it’s a flexible for any reason. Travelers who decide to wait until the pandemic has stabilized will as they compete with the millions of travelers eagerly trying to satisfy their pent-up wanderlust.”
founder and CEO Brian Kelly echoed this sentiment, noting amazing deals. He also advised with airline miles, sitting unused for most people over the past year. “Almost every airline will if you don’t want to take the trip because they’ve gotten rid of redeposit fees, so it’s like booking a refundable ticket,” he said.
Although airlines have generally done away with. “You can’t pay rent with an airline voucher,” Kelly noted. “So I recommend booking a trip with miles and a refundable hotel, so if you cannot take it, you can get your miles b, ack and you aren’t out any cash.