We’ve made it to mid-May 🍾! This month’s update is coming to you in video form. You can check it out below:
Sick of video? Here are some quick overall notes from what I went over above:
- My hours: not a huge change from before but my hours are 100% appointment only now because #threekids.
- Bucket list planning is going to need to be done further in advance with accommodations having lower occupancy levels + stricter occupancy levels at popular historical sights! This will shake out more in the coming months.
- I still believe Caribbean will open up this summer/Hawaii 50/50 shot for late summer/early fall and other destinations I’m at 40-45% chance after August 😉 We’ll have a better idea again in a few weeks.
- Going forward, what to expect from HCTC in terms of buying travel: Cancel for any reason insurance, more terms + conditions, along with box checking and a signature that you read.
- Covid-19 details on the destination you’re headed in your final itinerary documents so you as best prepared as possible.
Thank you for your continued support – I am so grateful for you. Let me know if there are any additional questions I can answer and, when you’re ready, how I can help you plan your next, much-deserved trip!
I want to take this time to get a better idea of what you’re looking for moving forward, what you’re going to be comfortable with, and just learn a little more about you! We’re going to give everyone a $50 credit on their next vacation for filling us in by following the link below:
HCTC CLIENT PROFILE QUESTIONNAIRE
Interested in visiting a National Park this summer? HCTC team member, Leah, is the expert to assist with planning! You can learn more about Leah, her specialty destinations, & how to get started planning here.
What’s Trending in the World of Travel Right Now
- In need of a getaway with your loved ones? Me too! These options have flexible cancellation policies while still practicing social distancing.
- This article by Travel Age West highlights 16 travel advisors and why they love what they do. You will get a glimpse from yours truly, too 😉
- I’m a huge fan of AFAR magazine and their daily email…also hand cream obsessed, so this one spoke to me. My go-to is the Body Shop’s hemp hand cream, it’s the only thing that cures my dry winter hands. But I’d be up for trying any of these – any faves that you buy the travel size to take with you? (hotel hand cream isn’t going to cut it unless you’re the Edition hotels lotion…smells.so.good.)
- In case you’re anything like myself and you’ve been “tasting” the world via wine these days – you will definitely want to try a few of these options. If your preference is clean-crafted wine, Scout + Cellar is your go-to. And yes, that’s my name as a consultant because I had to support my habit of not wanting to drink my calories & these wines have a few less!
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!
Curious of why, now more than ever, you should use a travel professional to book your travel? Travel Market Report and Forbes break it down for you. And I fully agree with what they are saying 😉