Holidays after Coronavirus

Holidays After Coronavirus

Flights after Coronavirus covid-19

Flying After Coronavirus

While some airlines like British Airways and easyJet have continued to fly during the pandemic, albeit at a much reduced service, we should expect flights after coronavirus to change, particularly as the world ends its lockdown and more people start to travel. Airports may start to increase health screening at airports, and aircraft cleanliness will get a much needed upgrade too. Jet2 is due to restart flights from 15th July

Staying in hotels after Coronavirus covid-19

Hotel Stays After Coronavirus

Some hotels have remained open during the Covid-19 pandemic, as there are still requirements for people stay away from their home due to work purposes (particularly in the health and services industries). Again, post-coronavirus, cleanliness and hygiene will be priority for all hotel chains, ensuring rooms are cleaned to an even higher standard and hotel common areas including handrails and work surfaces are cleaned regularly to prevent and control the spread of diseases.

IHG Hotels which includes brands like Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn, has already advised they have increased their cleaning schedules and continue to review its food and beverage standards.

Cruise holidays after Coronavirus covid-19

Cruises After Coronavirus

Cruise companies have been one of the worst hit within the travel industry, as a result of multiple guests contracting the virus while on their cruise holiday and having to be quarantined. This will naturally cause holidaymakers to think twice about booking a future cruise, however, cruise companies like Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean will be stepping up their game to protect their customers.

Future changes on board ships could see buffet style dining change increasing health and safety restrictions, as well as increased cleaning efforts to ensure surfaces like handrails and door handles are cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of other viruses.

Cruise holidays after Coronavirus covid-19

Travel Credits & Vouchers After Coronavirus

If you had a holiday or trip booked which was cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, and were offered travel credit or vouchers instead of a refund, you should be able to use it to make a new booking. Brands such as, Expedia, loveholidays and On The Beach are all encouraging this. You should check the terms & conditions with the travel company you originally booked with, as to what is and isn't possible to rebook.

To help support the travel industry survive and thrive throughout the pandemic, you should take the credit note or voucher where possible to avoid companies going bankrupt, more people losing jobs and the cost of travel potentially increasing in future.

FAQs About Travelling And Covid-19

Holiday companies and other travel brands like airlines rely on cash flow to help keep the company in operation. If they have to refund everyone who can't travel due to the coronavirus lockdown, they will run out of money and will go into administration (and subsequently bankrupt). In the event of a holiday cancellation and to protect themselves they are asking for customers to hold vouchers for future travel instead of holiday refunds. Even if travel companies were to go into administration, if your trip was booked with an ABTA or ATOL protected provider, your money is safe.

Due to the covid-19 situation, airlines, hotels and holiday companies have been inundated with calls from customers about their future holidays and travel plans. As the situation changes on a daily basis, you should follow guidance on the company's website. It may be the case you have to wait for them to call you, as they have other customers due to travel sooner than you. Do be patient.

To help keep the cash flowing, many travel brands are creating discounts and offers like 99p check-in luggage (easyJet), to encourage customers to book a trip for future travel. While these offers look good, you should make sure the company has ATOL or ABTA protection to ensure your money is safe.

It's always nice to have a holiday to look forward to so if you plan to go on holiday, try and support your favourite holiday brands where you can by booking now and travelling later.

We advise you to always have travel insurance when booking a holiday, particularly with the current health situation. Many insurance companies have stopped issuing travel insurance policies, and you should check to see if things like coronavirus is covered.

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