As state lockdowns are lifted and stay-at-home orders inevitably ease, Americans are becoming increasingly curious about when and where they can travel. Search terms such as “travel during covid 19,” “where to travel during covid,” and “can you travel during covid 19” have all risen sharply in popularity in the months since the pandemic began.
Published August 5, 2016. Updated August 6, 2020.
Budgeting for a vacation is one of the most important aspects of trip planning. Figuring out how much you can spend on flights, lodging, food, and activities means the difference between the trip of a lifetime and a trip that causes serious financial stress.
One of the best ways to plan a budget-conscious trip is to use a travel agent, but what does that cost? Well, it depends. While some agents don’t charge a dime, others have been known to add (sometimes significant) fees to the process.
In case you’re wondering, InteleTravel Travel Advisors never charge client fees.
It’s a point of pride that our advisors work off commissions paid directly by vendors or suppliers. You book a vacation, and that’s it. There are no added costs.
If you’ve ever tried to schedule brunch over a group text, you’ve probably dealt with the nightmare of picking a date that works for everyone, finding a convenient location that is affordable but still has what everybody wants, and making sure that everyone actually, you know, shows up. It is a production, to say the least.
It hasn’t been easy for travelers in 2020. Most of us have been confined to our homes due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may have gotten by with day trips here or there, socially distant excursions with safety top of mind. You’ve lived vicariously through travelers in documentaries and TV shows. You’ve read books that convey what it means to travel the world. You have even honed your photography skills so your shots turn out just right.