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4 Tips for Planning a Trip in 2021

If you are an avid traveler, then you’re probably hoping to make up for last year and plan an epic vacation. Even though we don’t know for sure when everything will be opened back up again and when travel restrictions will be completely lifted, you can still plan trips in 2021. If you have the itch to travel and want to start planning, you shouldn’t hesitate to begin. Here are 5 tips to help you plan a fun and safe trip in 2021.

Plan ahead

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s essential to plan your travels ahead of time in 2021. Since a lot of people have postponed their dream vacations in 2020, many will be wanting to travel in 2021. This means that hotels in popular destinations might fill up quickly, along with other attractions, especially once travel restrictions are lifted. Plus, booking ahead of time can sometimes save money later on. Additionally, keep an eye out for astounding flight deals, as some airlines have dropped their ticket prices. Planning ahead during this time is of the utmost importance, so don’t be afraid to get started. 

Research your destination

Due to the coronavirus affecting many destinations across the globe, you’ll want to research where you are planning to travel to and see how the area has been affected. You may want to research popular attractions and sights to make sure they are all still open or if they will open soon. If you are worried about visiting indoor attractions, research outdoor areas like parks to visit on your trip. Along with researching attractions, you’ll want to search for hotels that are committed to providing a safe and clean environment for guests. Hotels, specifically Marriott hotels, have created expert protocols to keep people healthy, happy, and safe such as contactless check-ins and flexible cancellation policies. Researching your destination beforehand will help you be prepared for anything unexpected that may occur during your trip, as well as keep you safe and healthy.

Consider travel insurance

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many people to think twice about purchasing travel insurance. Since traveling is now more uncertain than ever before, it’s nice to be able to have peace of mind about your upcoming trip. Travel insurance is beneficial because you can be reimbursed for your covered financial losses after you file a claim and it is approved. Most travel insurances cover financial losses if you need to cancel your trip, are sick or injured before a trip, your destination has bad weather or natural disasters, you experience travel delays, or even have lost or stolen baggage. Many people choose to cancel for any reason insurance plans to make sure that they can be reimbursed if the pandemic ruins their trip. Some airlines also offer trip protection for flights purchased, although you’ll need to read the fine print to understand your coverage. 

Be flexible

As with any trip on any year, plans can change. Although, a worldwide pandemic may change your plans even more drastically than in a normal year. It’s always important to be flexible and willing to change your plans if something unexpected comes up. Be ready for the unexpected by making a list of attractions you can visit if one attraction ends up closing last minute or is fully booked. With a positive attitude, having your plans change can be an adventure.

Planning your visit to Chicago

If you choose to visit Chicago in 2021, you’ll have a unique and thrilling experience, not to mention the stunning cityscapes that you’ll be able to see. After you’ve selected your travel dates, you’ll need to decide where you’ll stay on your trip. Consider booking a hotel located in the heart of the city, close to nearly everything. Next up, pack your bags with essentials like comfortable shoes and a face covering to keep you safe and healthy. Now you’re ready for your upcoming trip to Chicago filled with breathtaking adventures and spectacular sights. 

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