As 2020 is closing its horror book, will the New Year be kinder to everyone and for the traveler’s sake, bring the industry out of its misery?
The travel industry and its right-hand loyalists are unbelievably keen and ready to get back to work, into the skies, onto the world’s waterways, and meandrous roads.
President and owner of Travel Experts, a luxury host agency that is part of Virtuoso, Susan Ferrell say that “I’m extremely positive about 2021. My particular opinion is that the first three months are going to see travel rebound in a firm way for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the vaccine news is an enormous psychological boost that is going to help people make the calls to plan travel. They may not start immediately, but they will begin booking for later in the year or the following year. My second reason is that cruise line execs are excitedly working to get the ships afloat again with new sanitary protocols that will ease fears of contamination, so cruising will come back just as fast as it possibly can. When cruising does resume, travel advisors will be at the forefront offering expert advice.”
CEO and founder of the Cruise Planners franchise operator, Michelle Fee clears out her point of view like while the cruise industry has been hard hit, she is confident travel advisors will be the tip of the spear for a resurgence.
President of Nexion Travel Group, Jackie Friedman, believes that the new coronavirus vaccines are powering up some desire to travel again.
“I do have confidence that there is increased positivity now that the vaccines are starting to be distributed, and business from summer 2021 and beyond is starting to recover,” said Friedman.
With all these positive views and high logical hopes, 2021 seems promising.