If you’re reading this latest “Destination Spotlight” blog, then you’re likely someone who loves and appreciates traveling. The global pandemic has affected all of us in some way, but the effect on travel has never been more profound. 1 in 10 U.S. jobs are linked to travel, and the world of travel is deeply entwined in our daily lives and the many industries it supports. That’s more apparent than ever! We believe it’s in all of our DNA to travel, be it for business or pleasure — and experience all the world has to offer. As passionate travelers we know that travel makes us better people and it’s the #1 economic engine for nearly 100 countries around the globe.
The Coronavirus has restricted our abilities to travel currently, but we believe there are still ways to stay inspired and plan ahead for when the time comes to pack your Travelpro luggage and hit the road again!
Where will travelers be heading when the current challenges end? Well, you can certainly expect to see sizable travel deals and incentives all over the world in spaces like aviation, hotels, car rentals and the cruise lines. Cruising supports a significant part of the travel industry and similar to what we witnessed after the September 11, 2001 attacks and downturn — you can expect major discounts and enticing offers to get all of us back exploring the world again via an ocean or river cruise.
Airlines are offering savings now that you can always consider booking for the upcoming months with the expectation that current circumstances will mitigate by then. And if you have significant frequent flyer mileage in your accounts — now is the time to be looking for available seats and securing them! Our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights are only offering airline deals from July 2020 onward with an emphasis on deals that waive change fees and cancellation fees for added customer flexibility. This is a good place to start when thinking about air travel for Summer 2020 and beyond, regardless of where you book.
The Caribbean is a popular destination for the Fall/Winter season and this year could see some significant savings to attract travelers, making it a compelling destination to consider for your travels later in 2020. Companies like Sandals/Beaches Resorts who’ve had to close many island locations during this time, should be on your radar screen for deals when they reopen. And keep in mind that areas of the world such as Asia are now coming back online, and with around 750 independently owned hotels and resorts around the world — Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers unique travel opportunities and destinations.
If you have a question about traveling, or want to share your own travel stories with us — don’t hesitate to connect with us via our website at www.RMWorldTravel.com.
Safe and Happy Travels!
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