2020 certainly goes down in the books as probably the craziest year any of us will ever live through. The year 2021 has not seen much change. However, compared to the preceding year, we appear to be moving toward the return to normalcy. That is, if there even is a “normal.”
The travel industry was probably one of the most, if not the most, impacted industries from the pandemic. Today it is still in a revolving state of recovery. Many countries remain with borders closed, and others open face new waves of decisions as this virus continues to release new variants.
What does that mean for travel? What can you expect traveling post-pandemic?
Here are 3 things you can expect traveling post-pandemic.
- Pricing will not remain low. Due to the continued shortage of staffing at all levels of travel from the airlines to hotels to supply companies, prices will be at pre-pandemic to higher. Not to mention the increased cost to step up the cleaning processes across the board.
- Covid-19 Protocols will continue to change. The change will result not only from the various variants this virus may take but also from the continued rollout of the vaccine. The vaccination rate is different across the world and even in the United States. As doctors get a better understanding and we can fight off the infection rate, the protocols for each destination will continue to change depending on the current state at any given moment.
- Travel agent’s value increases. Your travel agent will be your new best friend. As we continued throughout the pandemic to work for your well-being before, during, and after travel, our value couldn’t be more clear. Our relationship with suppliers is just one of many items that makes us an invaluable tool for planning your next trip. We are on the frontline with the latest word from all partners on those Covid-19 protocol changes and pricing. We continue to provide you great value and service for your hard-earned vacation dollars.
They say in life, the one constant is change. I couldn’t agree more. My whole life and career were a result of significant changes. But I can tell you the one thing that won’t change is Boomerang Escapes desire to provide care for your travel. Trust your trip to a travel agent.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI.
She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.