Every day and nearly every minute I'm getting updates from tour operators, travel suppliers on the ground in destination, airlines, government agencies and more. It's too much information to share it all here, but what I can confidently tell you is that March is an incredible time to book future travel. While I realize the economy is taking some hits, it may or may not surprise you to hear a LOT of people are still traveling. For trips disrupted because of advisories, people are choosing to re-book to later dates. This means less and less availability as time goes on for future travel dates for everyone else.
Airlines are giving you GOLDEN opportunities right now to book your flights before March 31st without having to worry about change fees. Tour operators are allowing last-minute cancellations. I advise you to make plans now for the trips you're hoping to go on later this year or 2021 - because everybody else is doing just that! If you have your heart set on a destination, please don't put off making reservations - not when travel companies are making it so easy for you to book worry-free. Secure your spot now!
The list below is a small sample of what travel companies are currently offering guests. These offers can change at any time, so book now to lock in some unbeatable deals for your next trip!
Worry- Free Airline Waivers
Delta, United and American Airlines all have waived change fee offers for flights booked between March 1-31 to any destination they serve. THIS IS TOO GOOD TO PASS UP!! Other airlines offering relaxed change fee policies include Jet Blue, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Frontier, Spirit, Air France, Lufthansa and KLM.
For First Class and Business flyers
Regal Wings: They're offering “change fee waivers” to new bookings in March for travel after Aug. 1st.
Escorted Tour Lovers
Globus: Enjoy temporarily waived cancellation penalties until 30 days prior to departure. Also, deposits can be moved to any other Globus family brand (Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways), destination or itinerary in 2020 or 2021 without penalty prior to final payment.
Trafalgar: Book now for penalty-free cancellation up to 30 days prior.
Insight Vacations: Book a 2021 trip by September 15, 2020 to lock in 2020 prices and save 10% with an early payment discount.
Small Ship and River Cruisers
Avalon Waterways (river cruises): Cancel and/or reschedule your European cruise up to three days prior to scheduled departure date.
Sea Cloud (luxury masted sailing vessels): Free cancellation for new bookings up to 1 month prior to departure in 2020.
GOGO Vacations is one of my go-to wholesalers for all kinds of trips because they consistently offer great value for my clients. They're now offering "failsafe" travel options like no penalty for canceling or changing vacations up to 24 hours prior to departure (at select resorts) - and more.
Contact me this month to lock in worry-free future travel deals - while you can!