How to find the best travel deals post-covid 19?
Many countries have implemented initiatives to bring back tourists post-COVID-19. For example, the southern Italian island of Sicily has announced it will offer to pay half of visitors’ flight costs and a third of hotel expenses to entice tourists to return post-coronavirus. Sicily will also provide free tickets to many of its museums and archaeological sites (1). Thailand allocated $700 million to spur domestic tourism, while Vanuatu offered grants to small and medium-sized enterprises (2). Jamaica’s government gave free online training certification classes to 10,000 tourism workers to help improve their skills. The UK government has also announced a Tourism Recovery Plan which aims to drive rapid recovery of the tourism sector by working with and supporting local businesses (3). Cathay Pacific offer free airline tickets from Hong Kong (4)
Consider alternative accommodations. Instead of a traditional hotel, consider alternative accommodations such as vacation rentals, hostels, or bed and breakfasts. These options can often be more affordable and may offer unique experiences
Be flexible with your travel dates. Being flexible with your travel dates can help you find the best deals. Consider traveling during the off-season or mid-week when hotels may have lower rates.
Contact hotels directly: Sometimes, hotels may offer exclusive deals and discounts that are not available online. Contacting the hotel directly can help you find out about any available promotions.
Be sure to ask about the hotel's COVID-19 policies before you book. This will help you make an informed decision about whether or not the hotel is right for you.
Consider staying at a hotel that is offering a COVID-19 guarantee. This guarantee may cover things like a refund if you test positive for COVID-19 before or during your stay, or a free stay if you have to quarantine due to the virus