In recent times, there’s been a lot of talk about how anticipating a trip’s almost as good as the real thing.
The truth is we’ve known that travel planning’s a happiness booster for at least 10 years. There’s plenty of evidence to support the benefits of travel itself too.
Now you can gain even more from this wonderful pastime, by planning the best travel 2021 has to offer right now.
1. You Have Plenty of Time
While spontaneity certainly has its perks, travel planning has some definite advantages too. When you plan your trips far in advance you’ll increase your options considerably.
This year’s even better for advance travels because most hardened travelers are feeling a little nervous right now. As a result, travel demand’s at an all-time low.
Use this to your advantage. Less booking means you’ve got the first pick of all the available vacation options.
Thanks to this smorgasbord of choices, you can use this time to brainstorm vacation ideas with your family. Maybe this time you’ll eventually reach a consensus on a destination that suits everyone.
You’ve also got time to reach out to a travel specialist if you need help deciding on the best option for everyone.
Think of it as a time to reset your travel priorities and add some new destinations to your bucket list.
2. You’ll Get to See More
More time to plan means you can explore all your travel options. You can fill your itinerary to the brim with exciting sightseeing and adventures.
Now’s your chance to pencil in some of the less well-known things to see and do in your travel destination. You’ve got plenty of time to search the depths of the internet for novel excursions and out-of-the-way diversions.
Thanks to innovations like luggage storage in major centers, you can travel more freely too when you’re in between hotel reservations.
Once you’ve left luggage at one of these locations, you’re free to explore without a worry in the world – or heavy bags to lug around.
3. More Flexibility
Thanks to the recent moratoriums on travel, tour operators, cruise lines, airlines, and hotels are more flexible than ever before. Many of these travel institutions acknowledge that we’re living in uncertain times.
As a result, they’ve implemented far more lenient cancellation and re-booking policies. You’ll find it’s much easier to amend your bookings as your travel arrangements evolve.
Even though more countries are starting to open their borders, these major travel players understand that things can change at any minute. Many airlines now offer temporary policies allowing passengers to change their travel dates well into 2021. Most of them offer full refunds on cancellations nowadays too.
Booking policies have never been more flexible and consumer-friendly. So, you can go ahead and book provisionally and sort out the finer details later.
4. Great Travel Savings Are in Store
The tourist industry’s never been more desperate for revenue than it is right now. Most operators have missed out on the lucrative summer travel season.
Almost every hotel, airline, cruise ship, and travel agent’s offering huge discounts on 2021 bookings if you book now for 2021. This opens up a world of opportunity for both international and local travel.
You could secure a booking at a prestigious sought-after resort, for much less than you’d usually pay. Now’s the time to treat yourself to a luxury vacation.
5. This Year’s Savings Will Pay Off
If your 2020 bookings fell by the wayside, you’re in for even bigger benefits.
Did you postpone your booking until next year? In that case, you’ll get to enjoy your 2021 travels at this year’s prices.
Did you receive a refund for your travel cancellation? By saving that money for next year, you’ll have twice as much spending money for your 2021 vacay.
Coupled with the discounts you’re bound to get on your accommodation and flights, you’re in for a bumper stay when you book your 2021 travels right now.
6. You’ll Beat The Rush
Regardless of the ever-decreasing restrictions on travel, people are still reluctant to commit to vacationing right now. This gives you carte blanche when it comes to bookings.
It’s always easier to get the best seats and rooms when you book in advance but you’ll find even more choices available right now.
Travel Tuesday and Black Friday specials are on the horizon too, and you won’t have to camp outside your travel agent’s office to get the best specials this year.
Plan your travels now before everyone else realizes the benefits of booking now for travel in 2021.
7. You’ll Have Fun Planning Your Trip
Thanks to all the great savings and opportunities available to you right now, planning your trip’s easier than ever before. Cheaper prices mean more opportunities and fewer disappointments.
You’ll enjoy the challenge of hunting down the best bargains and activities and fine-tuning your itinerary to suit every member of your family.
If you’re going abroad you can take some time to find out more about the cultures and customs of your hosts, research the best meal options, and look for markets and festivals to enjoy during your visit.
Once you’ve settled on your destination, you’ve also got plenty of time to research your trip and enjoy the many benefits of anticipating your long-awaited trip.
Start Planning Already!
Before you know it, the skies will be open to everyone once again. Start planning now to ensure your future holiday’s all it can be.
You might never get this chance again.
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