As we are moving one step close ending 2020, there are hopeful and positive signs for travel, especially cross border travel with various Covid-19 test widely available, more countries finding options for a 'safe travel' without the need of two-weeks quarantine and the most awaited news; vaccine!
Looking forward to 2021, many travellers are hoping to get back on their journey and already start planning. According to the data collected by Expedia for 2021 Travel trends report, most travellers are looking for a destination that able to offer seclusion, sand, sun and of course - easily available and accessible by most flight.
Here are the 7 destinations Expedia says travellers are most interested in visiting next year:
7. The Maldives
The island nation is likely trending because it is currently open to travellers from any country (visitors must produce a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before departure).
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6. Los Cabos, Mexico
One leisure market with enduring popularity among vacationers is Mexico. Not only Los Cabos but several other Mexican resort towns—picking up a top spot on Expedia's report.
Next year, travellers have Miami's famous white sand beaches in their sights. Domestic beach destinations (Expedia report based on US travellers) also scored high with travellers researching 2021 trips.
4. & 3. Maui and Oahu
Hawaii is once again topping lists of travellers' dream destinations with the lifting of its two-week quarantine for visitors who test negative for COVID-19.
Many air routes to the Aloha State are either running or set to restart, including the newly launched Newark to Maui route from United and Hawaiian Airlines' Boston to Honolulu route.
2. Punta Cana
As of October, the island's 101 resorts also began welcoming back tourists. In fact, The Dominican Republic opened its borders to international travellers since July!
One of the most popular destinations in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, is ranking high with potential travellers ready to park on the beach with a cold drink.
CondeNast recommended Tortuga Bay Puntacana Resort & Club if you are looking the perfect holiday stay while in Punta Cana.
Each year, Orlando secures its spot as a top destination with families as they head to Disney World, and in 2021 it seems that the theme park's draw is just as strong.
Officially reopened as of July 11 after a four-month closure, Disney World is currently operating at a limited capacity and requiring online reservations for all guests.