Cancelled flights. Refunds. Vouchers. Rebooking. Penalties. Travel bans. Hotels closed. Countries closed. Where should you start when thinking about future travel in a post COVID-19 world?
The best place to start is with a professional travel agent. Avenue Two Travel advisors have the resources and expertise to help you navigate the myriad of ever-changing circumstances affecting travel. Advisors spend their careers visiting and making contacts around the globe not only to provide exceptional travel experiences but to have personal contact with on the ground experts in every country and reliable access to the most up to date information. This kind of access is useful when planning travel, priceless in times of crisis.
In a COVID-19 world, it’s important to note the following things will be very different:
- Border closings, quarantines or warnings, and travel restrictions
- Cancellation policies
- Insurance coverage
- Terms & Conditions contracts
- Cleaning protocols for hotels and cruise lines
- TSA rules by state
- Flight rules and regulations
- The way in which we navigate crowds
- The speed at which we need to book to ensure a space amidst limited capacity museums, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Avenue Two Travel is here to ensure that when you are ready, you can begin traveling again knowing a travel advisor is your safety net. Your advisor is a dedicated travel expert who takes time to know you as a person and can provide you with information and options allowing you to make educated decisions on what is best for you and your family.
Planning travel is only part of the equation. The complete travel stop that occurred during the coronavirus pandemic is a great example of why having a travel agent on your side is so crucial. If you had a flight cancelled within the past 3 months and tried to navigate refunds or travel vouchers with airlines, you know the frustration.
Our advisors, along with our air team, spent countless hours and days working with the airlines and fighting on behalf of our clients to get refunds. They rallied with their personal contacts to increase the length of time in which a voucher can be used and rebooked like crazy to ensure anyone stuck abroad could safely return home.