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When Should You Book Holiday Travel?

When Should You Book Holiday Travel?

This year it seems that travelers want to forgo the holiday staycations mandated by the pandemic in 2020. Many people want to plan the ultimate holiday experience to make up for those missed last year. It does not matter if you wish to travel domestically or plan international travel for that holiday retreat, there are several reasons why you need to jump on booking your holiday travel. In this article, we will discuss why you should book your holiday travel now.
When Should You Book Holiday Travel?

5 Reasons You Should Book Holiday Travel Now

Flight Change Fees Are Now Gone

The pandemic brought one good thing for travel: the ability to change your flight without a fee. Most of the major US airlines including Delta, American, and United have dropped the change fees on most domestic and international tickets. Passengers have been more at ease and willing to travel knowing that they will not have to fight to have change fees refunded.

Keep in mind that there is a difference between a change fee and a refundable fee. Airlines used to charge a fee for any reason, except for emergencies when the passenger provided proof. Now they are not charging a change fee in most circumstances. When booking, if you paid a little more than the basic economy, that means the ticket is refundable, and you will get your money back if the airline cancelled the flight.

Plentiful Deals

To get people traveling and resurrect the tourism industry, many airlines, resorts, and more are offering unbelievable deals as incentives. Domestically, there are many hot deals available, especially for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. You can even consider a trip abroad since vaccinated Americans are now being welcomed back.

Many booking agents such as Booking.com, Expedia, and Scott’s Cheap Flights have inexpensive airfare and holiday vacation deals. This is also a good time to see if you can cash in some of those miles or points toward your airfare or lodging stays to save even more money.

Domestic Travel is Heating Up

The United States always has a surge in domestic travel during the holiday season. This year it is expected to be even more popular now that travel is reopening.

The demand for travel to the US from the rest of the world is up, as well. Last month, it was announced that vaccinated travelers from the UK, Europe, Brazil, and others will be permitted to enter the United States. This increases the demand for those abroad to see loved ones here in the US, especially during holiday times. There is also an increased demand because this past Christmas, they were unable to travel.

Travel Cards Offer Protection

Besides travel insurance, you also have your credit card to give you some travel assistance. Many travel credit cards offer some form of protection such as trip cancellation, accident insurance, and more. Just check the fine print to see exactly what kind of assistance your card can give you while on a trip.

Give Yourself A Present

After the past horrible 18 months, why not give yourself and your family the treat of a great holiday getaway? If you book that holiday excursion now, it will give you something to look forward to in the coming weeks. This will also be a great way to rejuvenate yourself and prepare for the new year and the renewed future of travel.

Traveler’s Q can help you with your group travel destinations, including family travel destinations for the holiday season. Contact us and speak to one of our travel planners to plan your next trip today.