In the age of a global pandemic, it may not feel like the right time to be planning travel. We understand you may have had to put current and upcoming travel plans on hold – we definitely have. And with quarantine measures in place, we know we are all craving for the time when we can travel again, create new experiences, and connect with people from all over the world.
As travel restrictions continue to change, we also understand it may feel easier to take the wait-and-see approach. But as avid travelers ourselves, we believe planning travel – and beginning the countdown – can be nearly as exciting as going on the trip! From great special reopening rates to having an amazing trip to look forward to, now really is the best time to start researching and planning a dream trip! Check out our blog post on finding happiness in planning travel.
Is it too early to plan my international vacation for 2021 or 2022? Should I wait to book my trip to Australia and New Zealand once I know borders will open?
While many countries are not open to international travelers, we know that countries like Australia and New Zealand will re-open. And when they do, there will be a surge of pent up demand. All of these destinations offer unique wilderness experiences and breathtaking properties. Those in scenic and remote destinations will quickly book out when international travel resumes. For example:
- Boutique New Zealand wilderness lodges that cater to a maximum of 8-10 guests (or book it exclusively for your group!)
- Glamping tents in the Australian Outback
- Check our blog post explaining the benefits and safety precautions of post-COVID travel.
There are benefits to booking now for travel in 1-2 years. For example, we are finding many properties are offering reduced rates and specials for booking early. Once borders open, the demand will be high, availability will be low and inevitability the rates will increase.
As we help plan your trip during these ever-changing times, we know flexibility and communication is key. Experiences and accommodations may have to adapt accordingly, bringing changes before your actual departure date. Therefore, we are here to ensure that you are well informed of changes and availability for your itinerary. Should new travel requirements arise prior to departure, rest assured, we will inform you in a timely manner.
Why should I use a travel company to book my trip for the future?
At Down Under Endeavours, we have been specializing in the South Pacific (Africa) for over 20 years and are not only travel experts, but also design experts. We custom design each part of your trip from itinerary flow to carefully chosen accommodations, activities, and experiences to suit your travel interests and needs. Our services now also include staying on top of international border closings and re-openings and entry/exit regulations. From transit changes to travel requirements, flight routing changes and changing tourist visa requirements, we are on top of all information prior to your trip commencing.
When working with us, you have the peace of mind that all parts of your dream vacation are being looked after. We work closely with representatives in each country to ensure your questions are answered – from negotiating best cancellation policies to social distancing protocols to exclusive use accommodation, we are there for you. And if plans do change prior to your trip, no need to spend hours on the phone attempting to get an airline or hotel representative to assist you – we have got it covered! Click here to see some of our client reviews.
There’s no better time than now to plan your dream trip for 2021 and beyond. Travel should be a joy and we are here to keep you dreaming! Now that you have more time to plan, give us a call, and we will help get the planning process started on your dream vacation. Get inspired by some of our sample itineraries here.