You Might Already Be Too Late in Booking Big Vacations for 2021

June 24, 2020

Photo by AP Photo David Zalubowski

The Wall Street Journal reports that thanks to the coronavirus, 2021 dates for tours, vacation packages and other travel-related bookings are filling up. “It’s incredibly full already,” says Wayne Nupen, the regional touring director for &Beyond, a South Africa-based travel company. Nupen says 89 percent of clients affected by coronavirus have already rebooked the exact same itineraries for 2021. Fear of lost deposits and excitement about expeditions have caused many travelers to postpone their trips instead of canceling them. Even hotels are starting to fill. “Last year we never would have had people making reservations a year in advance,” says one hotel manager. However, no one knows what the future holds. “Bookings don’t always mean travelers," says Henry Harteveldt, president of travel research company Atmosphere Research Group,