Let’s Plan Travel

by | Apr 14, 2020 | General

In these challenging and uncertain times with the COVI-19 pandemic, travel has definitely been put on hold.  Our industry has indeed taken a blow, but now is the time to begin planning for the future.  Our suppliers and destinations are gearing up for pent up demand and will be offering many promotions to help you feed your travel bug.

Our travel providers have been extremely helpful to you our clients during this time of vacation cancellations, and now is a great time to think about making new plans.

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas will sail from the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 2021 — a move that will mark the line’s biggest ever Alaska season. The 4,180-passenger vessel will homeport in Seattle and join three other Royal Caribbean ships in the region — Ovation of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas. From May 2021, Quantum will sail on seven-night itineraries, departing every Monday, alongside Ovation of the Seas which will continue to leave each Friday. A Highlight of the itinerary include sailing through Endicott Arm Fjord with 360-degree views of the Alexander Archipelago.  The unique scenery and experiences of the Last Frontier will make for unforgettable holidays.

AmaWaterways is building a brand-new river cruise for Egypt’s Nile River, set to debut in September 2021. The 68-passenger AmaDahlia will operate weeklong Nile cruises sailing roundtrip from Luxor as part of a longer 11-night cruise and land tour dubbed “Secrets of Egypt & Nile” that will include pre-and-post-cruise stays in Cairo’s Four Seasons, Cairo at The First Residence.

Hotels and resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe (as well as worldwide) are preparing to welcome you with many new innovations and incentives.  Our escorted and independent tour operators will also have promotions and outstanding values for travel later this year and beyond.

Where are you dreaming of traveling?  Some of the hot destinations now are Slovenia, Japan, Puerto Rico, Greek Isles, British Virgin Islands, New Orleans, Alberta, London, and Margaret River Australia.

When you prepare for travel internationally, register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

An update on REAL ID.  The U.S. has extended the deadline for the REAL ID for an entire year.  We’ve been advising you to obtain this new travel ID for some time, but now you have a brief reprieve.

Just give us a call or an email. We’re happy to help put your new plans into action.

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