Book Your 2021 Travel Now

While your vacation this summer will be spent closer to home rediscovering America or heading down to the Caribbean, the time to plan for going farther afield next year is now. If you had a trip you were looking forward to this year canceled, you’re far from alone. Demand for international travel in 2021 will be huge, with millions of people rescheduling the trips they had lined up for this year plus folks the world over who have been under lockdown eager to escape.

Big events such as the Tokyo Olympics and the European soccer championships have been moved to next summer. Escorted tours are filling up first with those whose 2020 departures have been canceled. Social distancing will in all likelihood still be with us, so hotels and resorts might limit their capacity to ensure everyone has enough space. We’d hate to have you get geared up for a wonderful vacation only to find out your top choice of where to stay is full.

The drop in air travel has led airlines to cut down on routes and frequency as well as social distancing reducing the number of seats per flight. Finding space on the schedules that work best for you and in the class of service can be challenging the longer you wait. Of course, if you want to fly privately, we can arrange that too, but again time is of the essence. With flexibility in booking, rules aren’t as stringent as they were before, and in most cases you’ll be able to avoid penalties if you have to change your travel dates.

Whenever you choose to book, we will of course do everything in our power to make your trip as great as you’ve dreamed. But we are advisors, and our best advice is to start planning now while you can have your pick of tours, hotels, villas and cruises. After a trying 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be a big year. Reach out to Stefany at (917) 653-9346 or info@dmctraveltailor to get started.

Greenland Glacier and Ice Cap Adventure

Do you want to see a glacier up close and personal? If so, Greenland is a great spot to do that!

Kangerlussauq was one of our stops on a work trip. I must say my North Face and Arc’teryx jackets kept me warm here along with the hand and feet warmers we used while out on our adventures. We went to Russell Glacier and admired the bold nature in front of us. We hiked to an ice cap stopping at scenic views along the way. It was surreal to turn around and see nothing but snow and ice around you!

We enjoyed cozy dinners at Roklubben with a great view of the water. If you are longing for a glacier adventure, I am happy to plan your trip. Email me at: info@dmctraveltailor.com and or stefany@largaytravel.com to start planning your glacier escapade!

With passion and adventure,

Stefany

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Q & A with Brea Strager at Hotel Bennett in Charleston

Do you like charming towns full of history and fabulous grand hotels? If so, you will love Charleston and Hotel Bennett.

Here I am with Brea Strager, Travel Industry Sales Manager at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston in the exclusive Owner’s Suite, a 2-story 2380 square foot residence with a 830 square foot terrace! She tells us the safety measures they are taking, the story of Hotel Bennett, why the Owner’s Suite is so special, the Virtuoso amenities you will receive when booking with me and the special offer they are running right now. You will see why Conde Nast Traveler named it as one of the “Best New Hotels in the World.”

As I now live in Charleston, I am a Charleston specialist. To start planning your Charleston getaway, email me at info@dmctraveltailor.com and or stefany@largaytravel.com. You can find other travel dreaming Q&A’s with our preferred travel partners here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQYfI9WNWYqPEUHjo8u2iaMHXCt9VZFip

With passion and adventure,

Stefany

 Luxury Travel, DMC Travel Tailor, Conde Nast Traveler, Luxury Travel Advisor, Virtuoso Travel Advisor, Luxury Hotel, Owner’s Suite, Charleston Specialist

New Years at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong

Do you like skyscrapers, shopping and mountainous views? If so, you will love Hong Kong. I rang in a New Years at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. I attended a fun party on their rooftop at Ozone, which happens to be the highest Sky Bar on the 118th floor!

I stayed at the JW Marriott which had floor-to-ceiling windows with lovely views. Great meals to be had at Flint Bar and Grill and Chilli Fagara. Enjoyed taking a ride on the ferris wheel to see the many different vantage points of this bustling city. If you like shopping, they have tons of it here!

If Hong Kong is on your dream list, email me at info@dmctraveltailor.com and or stefany@largaytravel.com to start planning your trip.

With passion and adventure,

Stefany

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Caribbean Islands Reopening

As destinations worldwide begin to reopen regionally at first, our plans to travel to Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America have to be put on hold for a bit. This gives us the opportunity to rediscover America and travel domestically. But we can also this summer take advantage of the good luck that we’re in the same region as the wonderful islands of the Caribbean.

These islands are largely dependent on tourism, and they were still on their way to full recovery from the devastating 2017 hurricane season when the novel coronavirus hit. Fortunately, most of them have managed to avoid large-scale medical damage from COVID-19, but the lack of visitors has certainly hurt their economies.

Being careful to protect their people from potential infection, many Caribbean destinations are getting ready to reopen to tourism in time for the summer season.

Antigua and St. Lucia began welcoming visitors last week, requiring proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 48 hours of boarding a plane to either island. The U.S. Virgin Islands have reopened to tourism, but safer at home orders remain in effect, limiting bar and restaurant capacity to 50% and gatherings to 10 people. Jamaica will open to tourists June 15, with facemasks required in airports, taxis and hotels and travelers screened on arrival. Aruba plans to reopen between June 15 and July 1, with entry requirements still to be announced. The Bahamas have reopened all airports, and tourism will resume July 1. Turks & Caicos plans to reopen to visitors July 22.

Grenada hopes to welcome visitors starting June 30, but plans are not firm. St. Maarten, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, the hardest hit Caribbean nation with more than 500 deaths, anticipate July reopenings. The Cayman Islands will not open before Sept. 1, and several other islands have not yet announced reopening dates.

As always, we ask our travelers to be respectful of the places and people they are visiting and follow any face covering and social distancing rules in place. We at DMC Travel Tailor will be happy to provide more specific information about individual islands and resorts. It’s been a tough few months, and we can’t freely roam everywhere in the world just yet, but we’re thrilled that some of the most beautiful islands you could ever hope to see are welcoming us back, and we’re thrilled to support them.