Although there is still no demand at the prependemic level, in the middle of the 4th wave COVID-19, the cubeseckers gradually began to reconnect with their normal sun destinations.
We are 55% of the reservations we have for the 2018-2019 winter. It’s not big, but it’s more than the 20% we had last year, ”said Melanie Gullemette, owner of Aqua Terra Lewis Agency.
At Club Voyages Beauport, we are talking more about 65% “interesting” turnover compared to the same period before the epidemic. And this, despite the fact that prices have risen significantly in recent months.
Nicole Saint-Hiller, the owner who was contacted in Jamaica, said, “It is enough that we consider the capacity of the airlines and hotels right now.”
In addition, it is estimated that there will be a lot more passengers if children under the age of 12 do not need to be left alone for 14 days after their return. They do not have to go into custody, but they are not allowed to go to school, daycare or other crowded places.
Despite everything, common sun destinations, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, are the most popular among travelers in Quebec. This is because of the ease of entry and the “well-established” sanitation measures on site to ensure travelers.
“When we get back home we need to make sure we don’t have any symptoms,” Mrs. Saint-Hiller explained. But in hotels, all basic hygiene measures are in place, which is safe. ”
Ms Gilmete said some hotel chains have even started giving double vaccinations to all their employees.
On the other hand, popularity in Cuba has declined, with restrictions on re-entry and violent protests, partly due to the summer.
However, the island has indicated that it will reopen its doors to fully vaccinated tourists on November 15, but withdrew mandatory PCR tests upon arrival.
Despite the gradual resumption of the journey, there was still a lot of uncertainty in the minds of the Cubes. They learned from the mistakes of tourists at the beginning of the epidemic.
“A large number of them inquire about termination conditions, insurance policies and actions awaiting them abroad. We spend twice as much time answering their questions,” explained Andre-Anne Derry, CAA-Quebec spokeswoman.
“It’s easy, I wouldn’t sell a package without travel insurance. If we had infected COVID-19 abroad, most people would now have to bear the cost,” Nicole Saint-Hiller stressed.