Travel in 2021: Can we expect good deals, or will hotel and flight prices skyrocket?

The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts.

This time last year, air traffic in the U.S. plummeted, with 95% fewer travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in April 2020 compared with April 2019. This reduced demand led to a corresponding decrease in airfare prices.

The average cost of a domestic round-trip ticket in the second quarter of 2020 dropped 28% from the same period in 2019, down to $259, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Few travelers were monitoring these prices

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Airlines and travel agencies expect travel to pick back up in 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — After record losses in the travel industry, some are seeing record deals and promotions offered as customers begin booking flights.

The trips cancelled of 2020 are now becoming the trips booked of 2021.

In his forty years in the travel business, Larry Gelwix, CEO of Columbus Travel, said he’s never seen travel deals like he’s seeing now.

“We are seeing really good things at Columbus Travel as far as future bookings, really picking up in the second quarter, particularly in May,” said Gelwix.

The most popular bookings have been domestic flights.

“Hawaii, Florida beaches, Puerto

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What Should You Expect From 24-Hour Assistance In Travel Insurance? | Personal-finance

AIG Travel plans, for example, include a range of services in addition to emergency medical assistance, such as worldwide travel assistance, security assistance and concierge services.

It’s important to note that benefits do differ by policy and many providers offer additional services as well, says Barto. For example, a travel insurer’s assistance service may be able to help with lost luggage or lost travel documents.

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One component of travel is navigating an unfamiliar destination, and during an emergency this can be especially daunting and emotional for travelers.

Allianz Travel plans, for example, have a team of

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What Should We Expect For Business Travel in 2021 Under President Biden? Here Are A Few Key Takeaways

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What Should We Expect For Business Travel in 2021 Under President Biden? Here Are A Few Key Takeaways

President Biden is determined to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control. Here are some ways that might influence business travel.


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Although President Biden has been in office for only a little over a week now, he’s already announced plans to get 100 million vaccine doses in 100 days to help manage the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the vaccine plan, the Biden administration has reinstated travel policies that were lifted by his predecessor.

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