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The Places to Travel to in 2021

Posted on 11/20/2020

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It’s not a matter of if people will travel, but when. And with news of a vaccine, the travel industry is as optimistic as ever. So where will be the top destinations to visit, as clients and advisors get back on the road? We talked to the experts – travel advisors – who have visited some places and spoken with suppliers and clients, they’re on the ground and know where to go next year. Some will keep coronavirus guidance in mind, opting for the outdoors and wide open spaces, others are perennial favorites, like river cruising.

Where to Go in 2021
Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo: Lamar Sellers/ 

Road trips to resort destinations
“While their wings are clipped, some of our clients (including me) have taken to road trips in the USA, or nearby resort or leisure destinations.  Think Savannah, Asheville, Charleston SC, Smokey Mountains – places like Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain, Paws Up in Montana, etc.  Or beach locations in South Florida, Palm Beach, etc.  – so places with plenty of space and not too many people,” said Rob Clabbers, president of Q Cruise + Travel

Where to go in 2021
Bullet train in Tokyo. Photo: Sakarin Sawasdinaka/ 

Natural wonders of India, Japan and Iceland
“2021 will see travelers craving nature, wellness and authenticity. Destinations such as Japan, India and Iceland seem to be among the popular choices to escape one’s daily routine in the aftermath of the pandemic,” said Cathy Moha, founder of Gourmet Voyages. “Clients may decide to taste Indian spices all along the secluded waterways of Vembanad Lake in Kerala, take the famous shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to the Hida Mountains, and unwind in the quietness of a ryokan while bathing in the hot springs of the onsen, or discover Iceland’s astonishing wilderness and the wonders of its stunning and powerful nature. Each of these destinations will offer a change of scenery, grandiose landscapes, and the enchanting powers of remote hospitality, which is a must to rejuvenate and go back home fulfilled and content.”