The holidays are upon us—that is, for those who plan to travel. The pandemic continues to march on, leaving an economic and political wake, making the already crazy travel season even more questionable. The good news is that plenty of people are traveling and free to see loved ones. Still, it’s essential to stay mindful of the factors that impact travel and plan accordingly. For that reason, Christy’s Car & Truck Rental shares these helpful tips on how to prepare for 2021 holiday travel.
Sometimes travelers experience a headache or two during a trip. During the 2021 holiday season, those headaches could become migraines if you aren’t prepared. For instance, airlines may continue to experience flight delays and cancellations. On the other hand, you can expect flights that take off as scheduled to be packed full. To keep your sanity, plan on crowds, delays, and changes, and be patient and prepared. It’s easier to roll with the punches when you expect them, and it’s a welcome relief if they don’t occur.
Get Travel Insurance
Are you the type of person who always declines the warranty on a purchased product? If so, you may also waive refundable tickets and travel insurance. However, we don’t recommend that approach during this season. Depending on where you travel, you have to contend with a host of changing safety and health regulations. Of course, there’s no time like right before a trip to come down with an illness, too. For this reason, we recommend purchasing refundable tickets and travel insurance, even if you’re someone who previously avoided it.
You might wonder how one of our tips is to be flexible while another is to plan. Believe it or not, they don’t contradict one another. It’s helpful to be flexible when things happen that are out of your control. However, why not be proactive and plan for the things you can as much as it’s in your power to do so?
For instance, don’t procrastinate when it comes to packing. Waiting until the last minute to pack and run errands can create immense stress, which sucks the fun right out of a trip to Johnston, Rhode Island. Do yourself a favor and get everything ready to go in advance of the trip. Of course, right now, that means more than clothes and toiletries. It also includes medications, masks, hand sanitizer, and potentially proof of vaccination. Finally, check the health regulations and visitor requirements right before traveling to make sure nothing has changed.
We’re already coming up on Thanksgiving, and prices are increasing. If you haven’t already booked your holiday travel, now is the time to do so. Not only will prices rise, but you’ll also find availability may become an issue. Moreover, this is factual no matter whether you look at airfare, hotels, or rental cars. After all, the holiday travel seasons run from early to mid-November through early January.