Will travel in ’22 look like it did in ’21 or ’20?
The question isn’t where to go in the new year, it’s whether you should go anywhere at all. Today I sit perplexed at my computer. A few months ago, like all of you, I said ‘we are ready to go!’ Then…. Then.. you know the story. Nonetheless I did travel to Seattle and Atlanta to visit family. But about tourist exploring destinations? A couple good suggests and then let us go!
- Be flexible and ready to adapt plans. Know your cancellations.
- Purchase travel insurance. Know that it is for health reasons or canceled itinerary. Cancel for any reason can be most expensive.
- Do not travel unless you are vaccinated and boosted. Know where to get tested. Know the latest travel restrictions.
- Plan away from crowded environments.
Obviously there is no correct answer to whether or not you should travel. My suggestion is be bold, but also cautious. Book your trip with a trust travel advisor. Know all your cancellation, refund and exchange policies. It is surprising how little more refundable costs, especially with hotels and tours. Plan for the summer or early fall when we all can be outdoors more. Remember last year, the numbers were very controlled in the spring and summer.
Move forward, but be prepared for all scenarios. I always say ‘there is a story when the world goes awry.
Whether you’re planning, going, or just dreaming (for now), I am here for you!
Edit from the Boston Globe, Christopher Muther