I’m a glass half full kind of person. I truly believe that in a few months the coronavirus drama will be behind us and something else will have replaced it.

My intention is not to make light of this, but we should not allow ourselves to get caught up in media hype either. We can live in fear or we can travel through it. Which will you choose? And yes, it is a choice.

Media hype should be taken with a grain of salt. It is important to be informed, but don’t fall victim to the news media’s thirst for ratings.

Last year’s coverage of Australia’s fires showed a continent in flames. In actual fact, only 3% of the entire continent experienced fires and most regions were where tourists don’t primarily visit. This resulted in discouraging tourism and devastating small, local businesses throughout Australia.

Aside from the obvious measures of physical safety, below are three suggestions to keep your future travel journeys on track!

1. Choose less affected areas

Rearrange your travels and choose the one that makes you feel the most comfortable for 2020/21. Why not explore closer to home?

2. Scale down your Travel

Consider staying away from super-sized ships, and resorts catering to the masses. Instead take a small group journey to a destination that is not trending. Stay in boutique accommodation and cruise on small ship or river cruises. For less crowds, travel in off-season.

Go ahead and book your next Holiday. Ask me to book you on a trip where your deposit is refundable and to monitor those cancellation deadlines. As a travel professional who receives daily updates on situations worldwide, so it’s wise to have someone with experience by your side.

3. Take out Comprehensive Travel Insurance

Buy cancel for any reason insurance, at the time you deposit your trip, ask me for more details. If you think travel insurance is expensive, think again!

Did you know?

I work with boutique suppliers, small ships, river & expedition cruising, yachts, backroads small group and private touring, provincial and boutique resorts, and local tour operators. My bespoke preferred suppliers have taken necessary precautions to ensure the safety of guests and staff. Many have also relaxed their cancellation policies, change policies and final payment due dates for guests.

I encourage you to Keep on traveling, with commonsense caution. Stay informed checking with SmartTraveller and the WHO.

Have you traveled on tailored journeys organised with boutique, local operators and suppliers? Are you familiar with the services of a professional Travel Advisor? Do you travel off season or to unique destinations?

Let’s have a conversation!

Contact me on 1300 143 534 or email to discuss your current and future travel arrangements with an experienced professional travel advisor.

Rose Febo
Based in Hawthorne, QLD
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2023 Finalist National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) Most Outstanding Mobile/Home-based Travel Advisor Australia

2022 Winner NTIA Most Outstanding Mobile/Home-based Travel Advisor Australia (AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards)

2022 and 2019 Winner NTIA Best Mobile Travel Advisor Network (AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards)

2022 Finalist CLIA Mobile/Homebased Agent of the Year Austalia (Cruise Lines Internatioanl Association) and Finalist 2022 Agency Promotion of the Year - Australia

Double Accredited CLIA Cruise MASTER Agent (Cruise Lines International Association) and CruiseCo Member

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Accredited Italy and Sardinia Luxury Travel Specialist and EXCLUSIVE Travel Partner

Qualified Switzerland and Austria Travel Expert appointed by Switzerland Tourism and Austrian Tourism

Accredited African Safari Luxury Travel Specialist


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