Trending travel destinations for 2021

Conde Nast Traveler assembled a list of the trending travel destinations for 2021 based on top internet searches.  Most of these locations share common traits: sun, sand, and seclusion. 11.  The Maldives – While you can’t drive there, the volume of flights have increased and the island is open to all travelers who produce a negative PCR (nasal swab) test taken 72 hours prior to … Continue reading Trending travel destinations for 2021

The end of airline change fees

Delta just announced that they will permanently eliminate change fees for all international flights for all seats except Basic Economy.  This aligns with their announcement to permanently eliminate change fees for domestic flights, also not applicable to Basic Economy. They joined the ranks of American Airlines, who made similar decisions.  United Airlines was the first to announce eliminating the change fee for all their domestic … Continue reading The end of airline change fees

Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

For many, they have been home since the pandemic and have taken no trips.  With the holidays upon us, many are ready to take a trip to spend time with loved ones.  Once study shows that 39% of Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season.  If you are one of those who will be traveling, here are a few things you can … Continue reading Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

Ways to get people traveling again

According to a study by Allianz, 58% of respondents said they would feel safe traveling again with an effective vaccine.  Not surprising, an effective vaccine was more important to those over the age of 65 as compared to those under age 45.  Cleanliness and enhanced safety precautions are other areas travelers want to see travel providers (hotels and airlines) take seriously. And in an effort … Continue reading Ways to get people traveling again

Is there an increased risk of flying in the winter?

Much of the data around air travel indicates that overall, it is very safe and there is a low likelihood of becoming infected with Covid-19.  But new data shows that there is a caveat to all the studies. And as we head into winter, there is one concern travelers should be aware of. A few weeks back we discussed how the use of masks and … Continue reading Is there an increased risk of flying in the winter?

The changing face of travel

There is a lot of talk about HOW travel is going to change post pandemic.  One segment of travel that has taken a significant hit is business travel. For the month of April, one travel organization estimated that 92% of its members weren’t traveling domestically.  And that number climbed to 98% internationally.  Leisure travel, especially those destinations that are easily accessed by car, are the … Continue reading The changing face of travel

The truth about mask effectiveness on airplanes

We all know the pandemic hit the airline industry hard this year.  Fear of being in an enclosed space for hours with a potentially infected person next to you is real.  In June, airlines mandated masks with the hope of encouraging people to fly again.  But do masks in airplanes really work?  Studies say – YES! Various studies conducted appear to reach the same conclusion.  … Continue reading The truth about mask effectiveness on airplanes

Vacation in style: road trip edition

When it comes to luxury vacations there are more options than ever before.  Glamping took camping and the lack of a bathroom and bed to a whole new level.  Now another classic American vacation is getting a luxury overhaul just in time to meet the changing demands of travel. Truth be told, I have never been camping.  The lack of a bathroom and bed is … Continue reading Vacation in style: road trip edition

The demand for travel in 2021

Are you dreaming about that trip you can FINALLY take in 2021?  Yep, you and just about everyone else in the US and Canada.  According to a new study conducted by World Travel & Tourism Council, 99% of people surveyed are “eager to travel again.”  Here are a few facts and figures: 70% stated they aren’t only dreaming about taking a trip but in fact, … Continue reading The demand for travel in 2021