We repeat it every year, but it’s important information. If you have not started planning your festive season travel for the end of the year, you had better start now. We really mean it every year, but this year we really, really mean it. Travel has been so busy this year, we had several suppliers tell us as early as the spring that they simply did not have enough guides and drivers available to handle any more bookings for the summer. It is truly like nothing we have seen before.
So this year, not only are we urging you to start planning for the holidays now if you haven’t already. We strongly encourage you to think about your travels for next year and begin working with your advisor now. This surge in travel has only gotten stronger now that the U.S. no longer requires a negative COVID test to enter the country. People are traveling at a record rate, and those who have found no space available for this summer are already making their plans for next year.
We know how strong the desire is to get back in touch with the rest of the world, especially if you have not yet had the chance to travel internationally since before March 2020. Wait too long, and you might for your top destinations all booked up for 2023 as well. As we’ve preached before, it’s smart from a logistics and financial standpoint to plan years’ worth of trips with your advisor. Not only is it still a good idea, the way things are now, it’s the way to ensure you can go where you want when you want.
Even destinations that had stricter protocols – places such as New Zealand and Japan – are opening to leisure travelers, so the travel picture is becoming clearer for the foreseeable future. You can’t get every element of your trip in place so far out, but you and your advisor can at least have the discussion so as soo n as reservations open you can spring into action. You want the vacation you’ve dreamed of. We want happy travelers. You probably don’t have the time to check when that hotel or cruise or tour starts taking bookings for next year and beyond. That’s why we’re here keeping track of those things for you. We and our travelers make a great team. Even though travel is a bit of a challenge these days, with the right plan we can continue delivering you trips of a lifetime.
So, yes, it’s time to plan for the holidays. But it’s also time to plan for next year. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-322-9481 to get started.