Ready to travel as soon as it’s safe? So is everyone else

Everyone has a touch of cabin fever after the worldwide coronavirus lockdowns. So it’s no surprise that people want to travel soon. But how soon may come as a surprise.

Jill Kaiserman, a retired teacher from Wayne, Pennsylvania, is eager to trade one cabin for another. She’s already made plans to drive to her second home in Maine this summer. 

“It’s the perfect kind of place for social distancing,” she says.

Whether it’s a cabin in the woods or a cruise ship cabin, Americans are dreaming of their next trip. And not just dreaming, but booking. 

“Travel advisers anticipate an influx of calls in the next six to eight weeks for those looking to plan future trips,” says Misty Belles, a spokeswoman for Virtuoso, a travel agency group.

Why? Maybe it’s because there’s a pent-up demand for travel. People missed their spring break cruises and theme park vacations. Then

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When will travel return? Predictions for cruises, international destinations, tours and more

Covid-19 has put the travel to a halt. While experts agree the tourism industry remains in flux, there are early signs of adaptation and resilience that are fueling consumer confidence. 

While most Americans aren’t yet ready to book their next dream vacation, they are starting to browse. This past week, top booking sites have grown web traffic. Roughly 87% of American travelers are hoping to take a vacation by the end of 2021, according to a new customer poll by InsureMyTrip

While there are safety challenges ahead, there remains a strong desire to visit other parts of the world – eventually. Here’s some predictions on when travelers will actually be able to do it. 

Safe summer vacation ideas:  ‘Find the place that everyone isn’t going to’

Road trips 

Rebound potential: Very high

Road trips and staycations will be first in line for a rebound. RVShare, a rental marketplace

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European Stocks Climb to 11-Week High Boosted by Travel Sector

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European stocks rose to their highest level in the current rebound, on optimism over economies reopening in some parts of the world and hopes for a vaccine to fight the coronavirus.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 1.1% to its highest close since early March. Travel and leisure shares rallied, led by a 52% surge in TUI AG, after a report that Germany plans to lift transport warnings, adding to optimism about tourism restarting in Europe. The FTSE 100 Index gained 1.2%, while the more domestic-focused FTSE 250 Index climbed 3.3% as the U.K. market reopened after a holiday yesterday.

Stocks are rising after Japan ended its state of emergency everywhere in the country, while Britain’s government outlined plans to reopen outdoor markets and car showrooms starting June, followed by non-essential outlets later in the month. Adding to investor optimism, Novavax Inc. began human testing of its coronavirus

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