Generally speaking, travel advisors say they are having a small morsel of success booking destinations closer to home, primarily for 2021. “Clients are slowly but surely starting to book travel again,” said Jemica Archer of TruBlue Travels. The Caribbean will always be a favorite and is already starting to see visitors – and [Caribbean destinations] are enforcing entry protocols. Not to mention, the Caribbean is closer to home with many, like Belize, found just one direct flight away.
“Most of my clients are looking ahead to 2021. I have a few groups scheduled for Costa Rica and the Caribbean in the first quarter.”
– Holly Lombardo of Classic Travel Advisors
DESTINATION & TOURISM
Holly Lombardo of Classic Travel Advisors, an affiliate of Travel Expert, said that while she’s received some last-minute bookings for summer 2020, “the vast majority” of her clients are rebooking for 2021. Not to mention, destinations with vast open spaces and villa rentals will remain popular for years to come. Did someone say Belize?
Additionally, there’s been an increase for cruises during the 2020 holiday time frame and for spring 2021. “Some of my clients are frequent cruisers and are optimistic that things will get better,” she said. “And a couple think that cruising gets more attention for COVID-19 due to the stringent medical reporting that is required of them.”
For her part, Lombardo believes travel will rebound once there is a vaccine or infection rates are extremely low.
“Before we feel confident in traveling fully, we have to be assured of our own health and know that we are not putting others at risk by our actions.”