Travel Thursday with Danielle ~ 5 REASONS TO AVOID USING AN OTA (ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY)

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

You may be asking “what is an OTA”?  An OTA (online travel agency) is a website or online service that sells travel products to customers (flights, hotels, etc.)  There are many of them, but a few of the big names are Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotels.com. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Spain Officially Open to Vaccinated Travelers!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

As of June 7, Spain is now open to vaccinated Americans.  Spain is a beautiful country offering something for everyone!  Great food, culture, art, architecture, friendly people, and wonderful scenery abound from every region of Spain.  In fact, each region has its own distinct beauty, culture, and food! … Read More »

Travel Friday with Danielle ~ THE CRUISE INDUSTRY: FROM SHUT DOWN TO SELLING OUT

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

The pandemic had a devastating impact on all global tourism, but the cruise industry has taken the hardest punch to the gut.  The losses are staggering!  Prior to Covid-19, the cruise ship sector was one of the fastest growing in the global tourism industry.  With an estimated value of more than $150 billion, the cruise industry had been forecasted to reach a record level of 32 million passengers in 2020. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ This Summer, Pick A Destination Where You Do NOT Need A Rental Car!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Don’t let this rental car crisis crush your travel plans!  Many are itching to finally travel and wanting to make last minute plans.  If you haven’t already booked a trip, be strategic in picking your destination. This problem should settle down after the summer, but the surge in U.S.… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Why CABO SAN LUCAS is a Great Travel Choice!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Cabo San Lucas is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula on the western side of Mexico.  Cabo is known for its stunning scenery and perfect for those seeking adventure.  The massive resorts in places like Cancun and Riviera Maya become the destination, whereas Cabo beckons the traveler to venture outside the resort with many different experiences. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ COVID -19 Home Test Kits Approved By The CDC For U.S. Entry Requirement

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

The CDC has approved the use of Covid-19 self-test kits, which will help ease the burden of the U.S. re-entry testing requirement.  On January 12, 2021 the CDC announced an order for all passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to test 3 days prior to departure. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ BAHAMAS: No Covid-19 Testing For Vaccinated Travelers & MORE

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

New rules for entry into the Bahamas were started on May 1.  Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to provide a negative Covid test for entry.  Unvaccinated travelers will still need to provide a negative Covid test within 5 days of arrival.  In addition, unvaccinated visitors staying more than 5 days must take a rapid antigen test on day 5. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Europe Plans Opening To Vaccinated Americans This Summer!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

When will Europe open to Americans has been my most asked question this year!  Runner up is the follow-up question as to whether it will open to only vaccinated people.  These two questions look to be on the brink of finally getting answered!!

The President of the EU Commission announced Sunday that fully vaccinated Americans will be able to travel to the EU by this summer. … Read More »

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Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ NYC and Europe/US Travel Updates

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

NYC: There’s been a lot of talk and speculation about NYC and the future of their city’s tourism.  A little too much doom and gloom for me!  Yes, NYC will be different, but we are dealing with an entire post-Covid world of “different”.  Not a reason to take NYC off your list! … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle: Travel Insurance • Hawaii • Mexico • Glamping • Cruises

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Allianz Travel Insurance adds epidemic and Covid-19 coverage to its travel insurance products.  This should help travelers feel more comfortable when booking that next trip!  Click here  or use the box below for an Allianz quote for your upcoming vacation.  

What you need to know about traveling to Hawaii during Covid. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Belize and Iceland Open To Vaccinated Travelers!  Greece hoping to open to the U.S. in mid-May!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

As more and more people become vaccinated, the interest in travel continues to climb.  Over the next couple of months, you will begin to see more countries open to vaccinated travelers.  Make sure to read each country’s requirements carefully before booking your flights!  Also, remember currently U.S.… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Ski resorts are extending their closing dates!!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Spring skiing is shaping up to be excellent!  Most resorts are extending their closing dates!!

Spring skiing in April can often be a gamble, which is not a risk many want to take considering the cost of a ski vacation.  If there was ever a year to use your spring break week for a ski vacation, this is the year! … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ FLIGHT DEALS FOR SUMMER 2021

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Last week’s Travel Tuesday was focused on the Top 10 Summer Vacation Ideas!  This week let’s take a look at those flights and see if we can find some deals!  There is no question that pricing is down, but as usual, the more flexible you are with dates the better prices you will find. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ TOP 10 SUMMER VACATION IDEAS IN THE USA!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

There is no doubt everyone is tired of feeling like a prisoner in their own home.  A vacation sounds like just what the doctor ordered!   The number of travelers in the air is still far below pre-Covid levels, but airline ticket transactions by U.S. travel agencies climbed above 40% of 2019 levels last week for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. … Read More »