We all need a vacation after 2020.
And with vaccines being shipped out around the country, now might be a good time to start planning your much-needed getaway in 2021.
The most important part of any trip you plan during Covid-19 will be flexibility, according to Nisreene Atassi, the global head of communications at Brand Expedia.
Americans have grown accustomed to paying for the cheapest flights and hotel rooms, but you should pay extra to guarantee your vacation is fully refundable, said Atassi.
Spending money on travel insurance should also be a priority, but you need to read the fine print. Almost all policies now consider Covid a known event, and that will affect what is covered, according to Atassi.
“Travel insurance is likely not going to cover a cancellation as a result of a lockdown happening in a certain market or anything along those lines,” Atassi said.
Check out this video to learn about other unexpected travel costs you may encounter when planning your next vacation.
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