“No-trip-phobia”, the fear of not having any trips currently booked.
If you have never heard of this word then let me introduce you to to it. Notriphobia is that feeling that you get when you get home from vacation and no longer have your next vacation to look forward to. It’s why you book that last minute flight or make an impulse decision to spend the weekend going on a trip with your best friend because you just need a “vacation.” I get it. I do it. I’m with you.
If you get this feeling, then 2020 was probably rough for you. I know it was for me. However, now that travel is picking up rapidly, I want to warn you of a few things.
Don’t allow Notriphobia to ruin your trip!
The pandemic has changed the ways of the travel world and there is a lot that has changed. Flights are different, hotels have different protocols, and countries have new rules to enter and exit. I know that you are excited, and that online deal looks like a great offer, but there is a lot of fine print that is not being read when you place that non-refundable deposit that you will not be getting back, pandemic or not.
Traveling looks a bit different now!
There are a few new things that have been introduced into the travel agent world that might be sticking around. Make sure that you have covered all of your bases before booking the trip.
Vaccinations and Covid Test
If you are traveling out of the country or plan on cruising, then you will more than likely have to have the vaccine or get tested. Each country/ situation is different. There are not many exceptions, and this is being strictly enforced.
Longer Wait Times
Many resorts, airlines, and other suppliers are currently short staffed and experiencing higher volumes than they have experienced in a while, so it is important to not wait until the last minute for anything.
Travel Insurance is more important now than EVER! With so Many cancellations and uncertainties you want to make sure you are covered at all costs if an emergency arises. We strongly recommend you get the insurance; It’s worth it.
Book The Trip & Use a Travel Agent
I don’t say any of this to scare you, but to inform you about how the travel industry is doing right now. Book the trip but be informed and thorough. What is the best way to do that?
Use a professional travel agent. We are knowledgeable about what is going on, we know the best deals, and we can ensure that your trip goes smoothly. Plus, we are there to fix any bumps that many come up during your travels. Have a meeting or chat with me or one of our agents here at Fairytales and Sunsets Travel to see how out knowledge and experiences can guarantee you the best trip possible!