If you’re anything like me, you are itching to get away. I live and breathe travel, so to be told I can’t… well, it’s disheartening to say the least. Some of us have been able to take short trips lately to see family. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who managed a Memorial Day weekend getaway. But nothing is going to feel as good as that first post-covid trip to Mexico, the Caribbean, or Europe. And travel suppliers know this – my inbox has been full of post-covid travel deals!
Your favourite travel advisor needs to book some of these for you to get the benefits, so if you are ready to plan a late 2020 or 2021 trip, pick up that phone or drop an email. (It’s also worth noting that I have some promotions I can’t share publicly… wink wink)
Post-Covid Travel Deals
I can’t begin to outline ALL of the promotions that have crossed my desk lately, so here are just a few post-covid travel deals. Where possible, I also list the current timeline for border openings* (*which are subject to change!)
Andaz Costa Rica
Book with your Hyatt Privé advisor and receive a third night free plus Hyatt Privé amenities. Book between June 1, and September 30, 2020 for travel dates through March 31, 2021. You can cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival **excluding over the holiday period**.
Hyatt Privé rates for September 2020 start at $275USD/night. Prices are subject to change.
The Andaz Costa Rica is located in the Guanacaste Province on the Papagayo Peninsula. Guanacaste has had less than 5% of the country’s cases. The nearest airport is Liberia (LIR). Costa Rica plans to reopen its borders on June 15th.
Family Coppola Hideaways, Belize
The Family Coppola Hideaways include Turtle Inn and Blancaneaux Lodge in Belize, which are currently offering a Dream Now Travel Later Mountain Beach combination package. This includes 20% off room rates, $100 resort credit for stays of 4+ nights per resort, and an upgrade at time of booking subject to availability. The properties can include transfers from Belize International Airport to the Placencia Airstrip, ground transfers to and from Blancaneaux, and most meals. Book through a Virtuoso advisor and also receive Virtuoso amenities.
Must book this package by the end of June 2020 for stay dates now through end of 2021 (excluding festive dates in 2020 and 2021). Only one night deposit per property required at time of booking. Cancel 14 days prior to arrival for a full refund. Pricing at the Family Coppola Hideaways is seasonal; prices in low season begin around $300USD/night.
Belize is currently closed to all visitors and tentatively plans to reopen the international airport in July 2020. This is very subject to change. There are no covid cases in Belize.
Hotel closures: Blancaneaux Lodge is currently closed through June 2020. Family Coppola Hideaways also has La Lancha in Guatemala, Jardin Escondido in Argentina, and Palazzo Margherita in Basilicata, Italy.
Vitamin Sea + Exclusives
Get a dose of Vitamin Sea at a number of Caribbean, Mexican, and Southeast Asian properties this fall and next spring. Enjoy an instant resort credit of $400 for 4-night minimum or $700 for 7-night minimum stays between now and April 15, 2021. Must book by June 30, 2020.
Properties included in this promotion are Casa de Campo (rates starting at $300USD/night), Silversands Grenada (starting at $800USD/night), Banyan Tree Mayakoba (starting at $484USD/night), Rosewood Mayakoba (starting $1360USD/night), Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico (starting at $850USD/night), and many more. (All rates for September 2020 dates.) Each Caribbean island has varying open dates, but many of these resort remain closed as of May 2020. See more details here.
Some of the Vitamin Sea credits are also combinable with exclusive amenities. Ask about specific properties or destinations to learn more!
Private Summer Camp
I recently got information about some domestic US and Mexican + Caribbean properties hosting a family summer experience. There are very limited details right now but properties include Chatham Bars Inn, Foxfire, Lake Kora, The Lodge & Spa at Bush Creek Ranch, Amangiri, The Resort at Paws Up, Watch Hill Inn, Mustang Monument, Beach Enclave, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, NIZUC Resort & Spa, One&Only Palmilla, Rosewood Mayakoba, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende… and more. If you are interested in learning more about this, please drop me a note so I can reach out when I have more information.
Other Notable News
Iceland plans to reopen to ALL international tourists from June 15, 2020. No 14-day quarantine is required but there will be specific regulations in place to keep visitors and locals safe.
The UK has instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country. They can check on you at any time and if you are not where you say you will be, you face up to a £1000 fine.
TSA has implemented new screening procedures that reduce the number of touch points. You can read more at TSA.gov/coronavirus.
AmaWaterways is offering frontline medical professionals a complimentary cruise. Reach out to your travel advisor to learn more.
See a state-by-state reopening list here.
As we move closer to a global reopening, I expect many more post-covid travel deals to pop up. Be sure to ask your travel advisor for more details or to keep an eye out for certain properties.
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