Start making your summer travel plans right now

Americans are ready to return to travel in a big way, and as more destinations reopen and drop COVID-19 test requirements, flights are expected to be much busier, which is likely to lead to rising prices. Globe Aware volunteers are recommended to start booking their summer volunteer vacations this spring, in order to take advantage of cheaper flight prices.


Why you should be making your summer travel plans right now

Melissa Klurman
Mar 9, 2022
The Points Guy

The official start of spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your summer vacation — seriously.

We know it might seem a little early to start locking in plans for travel in June, July and August. But pent-up demand for travel coupled with ongoing staffing shortages, reduced air loads and limited availability could spell a perfect storm of summer sellouts.

Americans are ready to return to travel in a big way, and as more destinations reopen and drop COVID-19 test requirements, hotels and flights are expected to be much busier, which is likely to lead to rising prices, says a Tripadvisor spokesperson.

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India set to restart scheduled int’l flights from 27 Mar

Scheduled international flights which were suspended following the outbreak of covid-19 in 2020, will be allowed to operate from 27 March. Globe Aware volunteers can resume any potential summer plans for a volunteer vacation in India.


India set to restart scheduled int’l flights from 27 Mar

The resumption of scheduled international flights comes amidst a rise in search queries for popular international tourist destinations.

Mar 9 2022
Rhik Kundu

India suspended scheduled flights in March 2020. However, flights with some countries continued under air bubble pacts

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How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is disrupting air travel

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ripping through the air travel industry, prompting no-fly zones and other restrictions. Globe Aware volunteers traveling to their program destinations should be on the lookout for potential flight changes and cancellations.


No-fly zones, canceled flights: How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is disrupting air travel

FEB 26 2022
By Leslie Josephs
CNBC

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this week is ripping through the air travel industry, prompting no-fly zones and other restrictions.

Ukraine closed its airspace to civilian flights moments before Russia invaded early Thursday, choking off an exit point.

Lufthansa said Saturday that it will suspend flights to Russia for the next seven days and not use Russian airspace “due to the current and emerging regulatory situation.”

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Best Warm Weather Travel Destinations for Seniors

Experts reveal the top places for seniors to visit for some fun. You can find Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and South Africa on the list, all of them locations with Globe Aware volunteer vacation programs.


The Best Warm Weather Travel Destinations for Seniors

EXPERTS REVEAL THE TOP PLACES FOR SENIORS TO VISIT FOR SOME SUN.

By ILANA KAPLAN
FEBRUARY 27, 2022

If you’re in your golden years, your tastes have likely changed since your youth. That applies to travel, too. Perhaps palm trees now sound way more appealing than a ski trip (which is totally understandable). If you’re looking for a reprieve from freezing temperatures or want to lean into the relaxation of retirement, there’s nothing quite like booking a vacation where you can soak up some sun. Whether you’re craving a book on the beach, nature, or just the perks of a warmer climate, there are plenty of places where you can get your fill of vitamin D with an itinerary tailored to your current wants and needs. Read on to discover the best warm-weather travel destinations for seniors.

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Vietnam reopening for foreign travellers on March 15

On March 15th, Vietnam will reopen for those international travelers who test negative for COVID 19 before their departure to the country. There are a few additional requirements Globe Aware volunteers should be aware of, email us at office@globeaware.com to learn more.


Vietnam to reopen for foreign travellers from March 15

TIMESOFINDIA.COM
TRAVEL NEWS, VIETNAM
Feb 19, 2022, 12:08 IST

Vietnam is planning to reopen for foreign visitors as early as March 15. The country’s tourism ministry has proposed this, and also decided to lift almost all of the travel restrictions

Vietnam is planning to reopen for foreign visitors as early as March 15. The country’s tourism ministry has proposed this, and also decided to lift almost all of the travel restrictions from mid March. This is not what was decided upon previously, and it is now reopening three months before expectation.

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Growing Demand for International travel to South East Asia soars

International demand for travel to Asia Pacific is rapidly increasing due to a relaxation of border restrictions across the region. Globe Aware offers volunteer programs in Thailand, India, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia and the Philippines for interested volunteers.


International demand for travel to South East Asia soars

By Linda Fox
14 February 2022


International demand for travel to Asia Pacific is rapidly increasing according to data from Skyscanner Travel Insight.

The company said the momentum followed the relaxation of border restrictions across the region.

Skyscanner said international bookings in January to destinations including Thailand and Singapore showed signs of pent-up demand.

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An updated list of travel restrictions for every European country

Romania remains open to our Globe Aware volunteers, as long as there is proof of vaccinations and a provided negative Covid-19 test result. Visit our website to learn more about the Romania program, perfect for a summer abroad.


COVID in Europe: An updated list of travel restrictions for every European country

By Euronews Travel
Updated: 11/02/2022

Most countries have travel restrictions in place in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19.

The latest big changes include:

  • The EU has recommended that from 1 February anyone travelling from within the bloc will need only a basic ‘green pass’ health certificate, which can be obtained via vaccination, recovery, or a recent negative Covid test, and remove the need for self-isolation. However, not all countries have stated that they will adopt this rule so check with your destination.
  • Greece removes testing requirements for vaccinated travellers from 7 February.
  • Face masks are no longer mandatory in the UK.
  • Travellers to the Netherlands with a booster vaccine will no longer have to quarantine from 2 February.
  • Denmark and Norway lift all domestic travel restrictions from 1 February.
  • Switzerland and Austria have relaxed travel restrictions for UK travellers.
  • Sweden has dropped the requirement for proof of a negative test from arrivals.
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India relaxes entry norms for travelers, no testing or quarantine from next week

India has done away with Covid-19 testing and quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers from 82 countries, which include the US. Globe Aware volunteers can now consider booking a spring break in the beautiful city of Jaipur!


India relaxes entry norms for travelers from 82 countries, no testing or quarantine from next week

TNN
Feb 10, 2022

MUMBAI: India has done away with Covid-19 testing and quarantine for fully vaccinated passengers from 82 countries, which include the US and the UK. Under the new guidelines issued by the union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday, India has also done away with its classification of `at risk’ countries as well. The new norms will come into effect from 00.01 hours on February 14.

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The Best Solo Travel Tips and the Top-10 Destinations For Women

Not only do we provide insurance with your Globe Aware volunteer vacation abroad, we ensure a safe week in your program destination. If you’re concerned as a solo female traveler, email us at office@globeaware.com and we are happy to help address your questions!


10 Best Solo Travel Tips And 10 Top Destinations For Women, According To Experts

Take it from women who’ve been there, done that, had the best time ever.

BY MOLLIE DAVIES
FEB 7, 2022

Whether dipping your toes in the Sulu Sea or riding horseback through the Tuscan hills, there is so much of the world to explore—and doing it alone means exactly at your own pace. Solo travel is becoming increasingly more attractive for many reasons: You get to meet new people while doing things your way, spend intimate time with yourself, and rest without feeling guilty.

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Trans Bhutan Trail is reopening for travellers after 60 years

For the first time in 60 years, the Trans Bhutan Trail is reopening in April 2022 to travelers across the world. Globe Aware volunteers interested in exploring this breathtaking trail can email office@globeaware.org to learn more about our Bhutan program.


Trans Bhutan Trail is reopening for travellers after 60 years

TIMES OF INDIA
Jan 29, 2022

For the first time in 60 years, the Trans Bhutan Trail is reopening to travellers. The 402 km trail connects 9 districts, 28 local governments, 2 municipalities, one national park, and 400 historic and cultural sites.

The trail is opening from April 2022, and will allow travellers from across the world to walk this breathtaking trail. The restoration work of the Trans Bhutan Trail has been funded by the Bhutan Canada Foundation, which is the principal donor of this project.

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