The holiday season is a great time for relaxation, joy and rejuvenation. Individuals, couples, and families travel far and near to see their relatives, friends or to simply explore new places.
November and December can be a very hectic time for many. From Thanksgiving gatherings to holiday parties, many Americans plan their getaways during this time.
Similarly to 2020, this year could look a little different. The rise in the COVID Delta Variant could make it a little more challenging when booking flights and hotels this year.
With this said, will travel plans this year stop you from traveling? Read on to understand your different options.
Understand Travel Restrictions
Our travel experts recommend you fully understand travel rules and regulations before booking your trip. It is important to finally read the fine print. Understand what the airline and hotel’s cancellation policy are and whether they provide a partial or complete refund or credit towards your next trip.
Additionally, understand that we are living in uncertain times and the need to be flexible is a must. We can’t predict whether the Delta Variant will affect us directly or not but having compassion towards airlines and hotels can make your trip more enjoyable.
Focus on Air Travel Safety
Air travel requires careful planning and preparation this year. Whether you are vaccinated or not, respecting the recommendations will make it a safer experience for you and other passengers.
Additionally, air travel requires you to spend time in security lines and airport terminals. It is recommended that you continue to keep a safe distance and sanitize your hands when possible. Remember, any type of sickness, even a common cold, can derail family plans this year.
Because it is challenging to maintain social distancing on crowded flights, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends wearing a mask to keep your mouth and nose covered during the flight. Also, avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes to reduce the risk of exposure and infections.
Maintain a Healthy Mindset
The recent pandemic has increased depression, stress and anxiety for many Americans. Traveling can sometimes escalate this. Try to replace your negative thoughts by focusing on positivity or things you can control. This is especially true if you feel overwhelmed.
Planning ahead of time with an experienced travel company like Superior Cruise & Travel can take a lot of the guesswork out of your travel. Our travel agents work alongside you to plan your next trip. Our supportive staff understands these are uneasy times and our goal is to keep you informed so you can enjoy the time with family and friends.
Maintain Healthy Habits
Strengthen your immune system by maintaining a consistent diet and sleep schedule. Engage in physical activity to work off physical tension and spend time outdoors to energize yourself.
Depending on where you travel to, there could be state-wide restrictions in place to adhere to. Maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask could be at the top of their list.
Traveling During the Holidays
At the time of this article, it is safe to travel within the United States to see family and friends for the holidays. Things could spike significantly or trend down, we just don’t know. It is ultimately up to you to make the decision to travel or not. The safety of you and your family should be top priority. One of our experienced travel agents can help you understand the ‘risks’ and options for your next trip. Call us today to speak to someone about your holiday travel.