Travel industry hoping for surge in business with vaccine

As Florida passes the million mark for people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the travel industry is pointing to the vaccine rollout as the best reason to plan a vacation.”People are sick of being cooped up,” CEO of the US Travel Association Roger Dow said.The association is promoting Jan. 26 as National Plan For Vacation Day. He’s predicting major attractions and resorts will see a travel surge as more people feel safer and protected.”It will be a fulcrum to get people traveling again and I’d like to see as many people get vaccinated as possible as quickly as possible and again. I think Florida is probably doing the best job in America of getting that done,” Dow said.The reason why Dow says to move quickly is that the forgiveness airlines are showing now with fee-free cancellations and rebooking will disappear and deep hotel discounts will be gone.January’s top travel bargains, according to TourRadar.com, include Honolulu Hawaii for less than $1,000 for seven days, a five-day trip from Miami to Key West for just over $1,300, and an eight-day tour of New York, Chicago and Miami for less than $2,600 per person.In July, AffordableTours.com will have you in the Grand Canyon for three days for less than $900, with the same price for four days at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and six days in Alaska for less than $1,400 per person.Dow also believes the coronavirus executive orders President Joe Biden has signed, including one mandating masks when traveling, will also spur people to plan trips.”The enforcement is going to be a little hard but I think most people are used to wearing them anyway,” Dow said.If you’d like to find out more about the rules of travel in a certain area, click here.

As Florida passes the million mark for people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the travel industry is pointing to the vaccine rollout as the best reason to plan a vacation.

“People are sick of being cooped up,” CEO of the US Travel Association Roger Dow said.

The association is promoting Jan. 26 as National Plan For Vacation Day. He’s predicting major attractions and resorts will see a travel surge as more people feel safer and protected.

“It will be a fulcrum to get people traveling again and I’d like to see as many people get vaccinated as possible as quickly as possible and again. I think Florida is probably doing the best job in America of getting that done,” Dow said.

The reason why Dow says to move quickly is that the forgiveness airlines are showing now with fee-free cancellations and rebooking will disappear and deep hotel discounts will be gone.

January’s top travel bargains, according to TourRadar.com, include Honolulu Hawaii for less than $1,000 for seven days, a five-day trip from Miami to Key West for just over $1,300, and an eight-day tour of New York, Chicago and Miami for less than $2,600 per person.

In July, AffordableTours.com will have you in the Grand Canyon for three days for less than $900, with the same price for four days at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and six days in Alaska for less than $1,400 per person.

Dow also believes the coronavirus executive orders President Joe Biden has signed, including one mandating masks when traveling, will also spur people to plan trips.

“The enforcement is going to be a little hard but I think most people are used to wearing them anyway,” Dow said.

If you’d like to find out more about the rules of travel in a certain area, click here.