4 Reasons to Look Forward to Traveling Again
After the 2020 we’ve collectively experienced, it’s no surprise that online searches for vacation destinations for 2021 and 2022 are way up. After all, we all have a backlog of travel dreams, milestone anniversaries, birthdays, and bucket lists to plan for!
According to Google, the number of vacation-related searches has more than doubled compared to pre-pandemic rates. And, at Cruise Dreams, we’re helping clients fulfill their pent-up wanderlust and postponed trips with a surge of bookings that stretch into 2022 and beyond.
Here are our favorite reasons why you should start doing more than dreaming about future travel.
1. Planning ahead is good.
While taking a dream trip next month may not be possible, now is the time to plan ahead. Think about how much you’re itching to travel and then multiply it by thousands of travelers who feel the same way. If you want to ensure you’re able to go to your dream destinations in the months or even years ahead, consider booking now. With all of the re-bookings from postponed 2020 trips, we’re expecting limited availability for popular cruises, destinations, and resorts well into 2022.
Along with the practical reasons, planning a future trip is good for you. Research shows that having something to look forward to positively impacts mood while decreasing stress levels.
2. Escaping is healthy.
Getting away from our day-to-day routines to relax and recharge is one of the great benefits of travel. Looking ahead, travel experts expect people to plan trips that let them travel longer, slower, and farther. And wellness travel will continue to grow in popularity, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all travel by 2022.
After months of staying close to home, social distancing, and Zoom get-togethers with friends and family, most of us could use a wellness-themed getaway. The good news is the possibilities are endless. Wellness travel options now go far beyond yoga retreats or spa visits with all types of immersive experiences to fit healthy lifestyles and provide a sense of overall well-being.
3. There’s nothing like a cruise.
We’re just a little biased, but cruises are an amazing way to see the world. With exotic ports of call, mouth-watering cuisine, premium excursions, and luxury accommodations that travel with you, a cruise checks the wish-list boxes for many travelers.
Expect cruising to bounce back in the years ahead. In fact, as cruise lines adopt rigorous safeguards for post-COVID travel, cruising may be one of the safest options out there. With all of the rescheduled trips from 2020, availability may be limited over the next year or two. If you want to sail away, consider booking now. The Cruise Dreams team can help you navigate all the latest information and plan the right trip at the right time for you.
4. You deserve it.
Travel can be a reward for hard work or a special way to celebrate with loved ones, friends, and colleagues. It’s time to make some one-of-a-kind memories. As you plan your next dream trip, treat yourself by building in once-in-a-lifetime experiences you’ll never forget.
There are so many options for unique, authentic experiences to choose from. We can help you imagine the possibilities – whether it’s taking your Las Vegas trip to the next level with VIP fine-dining and private helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon, enjoying Celebrity Cruise’s new “Always Included” all-inclusive program, or curating a getaway full of exclusive experiences on one of our Trips of a Lifetime.
Our Trips of a Lifetime are designed and hosted by Kim Gibbons based on her lifetime of travel experiences. We’re excited about our recently announced Trips of a Lifetime for 2022, including an 11-night, all-inclusive, up-close-and-personal Alaskan cruise, a distinctive wine cruise through the Burgundy and Provence regions of France, and an awe-inspiring 15-night voyage to the Holy Land with stops in Egypt, Israel, Turkey, and Italy.
Waves to you and smooth sailings ahead!