Planning Travel During Covid

One of the most severely affected activities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has been travel. It’s heartbreaking to see hundreds of families postpone or cancel most of their 2020 trips, and lockdowns to help prevent exposure forced most destinations and hotels to close for months. As time went on and it became clear that the world would be living with coronavirus for months to come, many hotels, resorts and restaurants have rolled out procedures that enable guests and staff to avoid close contact by practicing social distancing and mandating mask wearing, as well as sanitizing frequently touched surfaces. So how can families still plan travel during Covid? Fortunately, some of our favorite getaway properties for families have ample open space and outdoor areas to enjoy, and airlines have introduced aggressive cleaning and sanitation programs to help make air travel safe through the pandemic. Likewise, destinations that were forced to close to contain the virus have slowly started to reopen with a wide variety of protocols in place, moving from 14-day quarantines to negative test requirements for entry.

From tips on how and where families can ski this season, to helping families take advantage of this downtime to plan bucket list trips for the future, our Advisors are helping clients keep their travel dreams alive however they can at this moment in time.

Our Advisors have tracked every detail of the crisis as it’s progressed, monitoring communication from the Centers for Disease Control in tandem with updates from our vast network of suppliers around the world. We’ve helped clients who decided to travel over the summer months take road trips, rent private homes, and enjoy properties that figured out ways to open. And we’ve supported clients who have put a hold on all plans and have taken the past several months to dream and plan the family vacations they’ll take in 2021 and beyond.

Advice from our Family Travel Advisors

Must-See Destinations in Scotland

by Brendan Considine

Our team Scotsman describes what families love to see and do in the kingdom of the Gaels.

Ski Trips 2021: Things to Know

by Barbara Weindling

Skiing this year looks very different. Barbara reviews important considerations for families who choose to ski this season.

Spain & Portugal Highlights for Families

by Amy & Kiki Annis

Our mother/daughter Advisor team chat about destination gems in both countries.

Local Getaways: Important Considerations When Planning Travel Now

by Susan Robinson

Families don't need to travel far to feel like they are a world away.

Favorite Places in the Alps

by Cary Walker

Families have embraced the outdoors during Covid. Cary's tips and favorite places in the Alps.

Why Visit the Galapagos Islands with Kids

by Anna Sizer

Anna explores what makes these unique islands so special for families.

Tips for Planning That Bucket List Trip to New Zealand

by Kristi Marcelle

Three things to consider before planning your trip.

Advice for Planning Multigenerational Trips

by Melissa Smith & Katie Stewart

Extended family trip ideas and essential planning tips.

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Coronavirus Update

This is a challenging time for our clients given the uncertainty around the spread of coronavirus, particularly for those with near-term travel plans in impacted areas. We’re working with our suppliers on being flexible with their booking conditions, and enabling families to postpone travel to a later date without a penalty, when possible. Likewise, given the unpredictability around destinations that may be impacted in the future, we’re helping clients planning new trips and understand ways that they can protect themselves until the situation improves. We are ready to help our clients work through questions and concerns.

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