This month we are travel news heavy! I want to make sure you feel on top of it all – if you’re interested ;). You can find a break down of details and articles I have found that are beneficial as we continue to move forward.
- Where can you go internationally? You can find a country by country guide here! Please be hyperaware that in most cases you need to show a negative COVID test that is no more than 72 hours old – I know that is very hard for most of us to guarantee. The airlines and hotels are being very flexible and generous in their cancellation policies though to accommodate as best as possible.
- How can we tell what businesses and destinations are following the safest practices as they continue operations or set to reopen? The World Travel and Tourism Council has developed a seal of approval that helps identify destinations and businesses that have implemented a new set of global safety and hygiene protocols. You can read more about that here.
- Can you explain the EU travel ban? This article takes you through it in detail.
Our preferred HCTC destination partners have been keeping me up to date the past few months and I am excited to share this message from Mariana of Madrid and Beyond: “Portugal is reopening now and the atmosphere is getting more lively and fun! Last week we had a couple of bank holidays and I made the most of them and scouted an eco-hotel just one hour north of Lisbon which was on my bucket list – Areias do Seixo. Very boho-chic and romantic! Quite quirky and very special… Just 14 rooms all with big bath tubs and fireplaces and walking distance to a beautiful unspoilt beach.”
We’ve gotten so many great referrals from everyone this year that we wanted to say thank you – every quarter we’ll be giving away a $150 gift card to the airline of your choice. You can always direct your loved ones to the website and there’s a spot for your name right in the Plan Your Trip form!
Congratulations to Nikki & Eric for winning Q2!
If you need to relax + pretend you’re in Hawaii, like we do on a daily basis, this is your Spotify station!
As always, if I can answer any questions you may have, please let me know. The HCTC team cannot wait to plan your next, much-deserved (understatement of the year) vacation!