These Are the Holidays People Are Planning on Taking in 2021, In keeping with Expedia

Whereas 2020 was full of distant getaways and highway journeys, People are dreaming of island escapes and massive metropolis journeys for subsequent yr, in line with Expedia’s 2021 Journey Tendencies Report.

Of the most well-liked locations folks looked for, greater than two-thirds are islands or seashore locations with Cancun and a grouping of Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum coming in as the highest two, in line with the report shared with Journey + Leisure, which checked out resort searches from January via September.

People additionally set their sights on extra far-flung locations as properly, together with French Polynesia, which got here in at No. 10, the Maldives, which got here in at No. 11, and even Bali, which took the twentieth spot. 

Packing for a seashore journey Credit score: martin-dm/Getty Pictures

Along with beachy getaways, People have their eyes on large cities, trying to find common spots like Las Vegas (which has been open, however struggling to outlive amid the pandemic) and New York. 

That’s a pointy distinction from 2019 when vacationers wished to jet off to Lima, Osaka, and Lisbon. And a fair starker distinction nonetheless from 2020’s trending locations by which extra distant choices like Lake Havasu, Ariz., the Hamptons in New York, and Yellowstone Nationwide Park took the highest spots. 

“What we discovered by traveler behaviors in a yr as uncommon as 2020 is that journey will at all times be an integral a part of our lives,” Christie Hudson, the senior PR supervisor for Expedia model, stated in an announcement supplied to T+L. “Vacationers responded to the uncertainty and restrictions by discovering methods to soundly discover nearer to dwelling, and the result’s an even bigger emphasis on flexibility and a listing of trending locations which are inspiring and attainable for the yr forward.”

In relation to reserving subsequent yr’s holidays, Expedia famous that well being and security protocols in addition to flexibility can be key. In actual fact, the positioning’s clients booked refundable charges 10% extra this yr in comparison with 2019.

And whereas folks could also be dreaming of burying their toes within the sand and whiling away the times in some attractive seashore resort, most vacationers have scheduled last-minute journeys, reserving their trip simply 29 days out on common since August. 

Alison Fox is a contributing author for Journey + Leisure. When she’s not in New York Metropolis, she likes to spend her time on the seashore or exploring new locations and hopes to go to each nation on the planet. Comply with her adventures on Instagram.

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