Thanksgiving is in the wings, and it’s sure going to look and feel differently this year. In our case, we will not see our extended family and are not able to invite our friends. It feels so strange to shut the door when our tradition is to open it. We are lucky that we will celebrate with a nice dinner..but quietly to be safe. I think the internet is going to be busy, swamped with video calling. Let’s work hard together so that next year we can bust loose and celebrate in person with the people we love! In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful celebration!
Things keep evolving, so here’s an attempt at sharing some of the travel news of this week.
Don’t do it… The Canadian Government sent a reminder, tweeting that all non-essential travel is still not recommended. It was worded to snowbirds and cruisers specifically that this is for the foreseeable future. We will get there! And when travel is opened up again, with our government officials on board, we will be here waiting to assist you. PS – quarantine requirements are also still in place.
Cruising…is still a no go from North America for now. The CDC announced an extension to the No Sail Advisory through October 31st. It’s feeling unlikely that there will be many sailings prior end of the year unless something changes. When ships do begin to sail, I’m getting the sense that it will start slowly, perhaps with NCL, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival leading the way.
United Airlines is expanding its routing to include more international destinations in November, including to South America, Asia, and Europe.
Sunwing is resuming service to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, and Costa Rica in November.
WestJet is now operating a Dreamliner between Toronto and Vancouver 5 times a week.
Flights from Europe to Cancun have resumed. There were over 41 thousand tourists in Quintana Roo this past weekend.
Transat has revamped its Option Flex fares and has extended its Book With Peace of Mind offer until December 31, 2020.
With all of these flights resuming, it is worth noting that there are more flexible fares in the market than in…what feels like forever. And with air resumption comes open resorts. The airlines have well documented Covid-19 safety protocols, and the major hotels do as well. When you do travel again it will be wise to be well informed.
As usual, we are busy sourcing exceptional fares. Here are only a few of our faves for this week! Please call or email us to secure your space!
Below – see a beautiful photo taken in Austria.
Hallstatt, Austria is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Photo credit Shayla Frinton.