Staying Afloat In 2022

What started out as a challenging time for travel advisor Brittany Rayner quickly turned into the opposite.

“I was thinking ‘wow, this is going to be a tough few coming months’ because the requests haven’t being consistent but I’ve actually had a lot more requests than I have in a long time,” says Rayner, who is with Dream Adventures. “I have clients going to Mexico — Rivera Maya, Cuba, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.”

She credits the resurgence in bookings this month to clients feeling the need to get away after the latest round of restrictions across the province.

“These new restrictions in Ontario are really hard to deal with, especially mentally. I think that people are starting to really feel the weight of these lockdowns and are really wanting to get away to get some vitamin D,” she says. “I always say that travel is a form of self-care. So long as my clients are following the guidelines and continuing to wear masks, keep their hands clean, etc., they will be safe in the sun.”

However, she says it’s more important than ever for clients to book insurance and look into the policies resorts have in place should travellers test positive.

“Most resorts have a policy in place, but that’s why I am here, to ensure that my clients understand the risk and make an informed decision,” she adds.

For the full story, check out this week’s TRAVEL COURIER.