Making Travel Plans in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is no joke and that’s why everyone must simply stay in their houses and self-quarantine. However, it’s not really bad to start making travel plans for the future. For some, it’s simply a way to cope with boredom while others really need something to look forward to after this lockdown.

Here are 5 tips to help you out in making travel plans amidst COVID-19:

1. Always check the news

Even if there is an end to the lockdown in your country, it’s still important to check the news. Who knows if there is an extension to the lockdown or worse if COVID-19 is still rampant in certain areas.

2. Keep it local

Just think about how much money you can save by sticking to local destinations. What’s more, you can help local businesses recover by supporting them. And we are kind of lucky, the Philippines is a great travel destination. It’s not really a sacrifice to travel just within the country.

3. Stick to staycations

If you are still uneasy to get out of the city but want a vacation, you can always do staycations instead. Choose a city hotel that can mimic the ambiance of a resort, think relaxing blues and a swimming pool to boot! Check out the hotel if it has excellent dining options—after surviving on canned goods for weeks, you deserve a treat!

4. Find flexible options

It’s true that we still aren’t sure what might happen in the future, so making solid travel plans can be quite a risk. Not to worry, there are hotels and resorts that offer flexible bookings. So be on the lookout for those that can offer re-bookable dates/rooms or can offer gift certificates for open-date bookings.

5. Subscribe to mailing liststhe_sphere_serviced_residences

Gone are the days when you have to check out different sites and pages just to find a room promo in Makati or dining discounts. Now, all you have to do is to send your email details (and of course check your email, but you do that every day anyway, right?). 

To get you started, click here to join The Sphere Serviced Residences’ mailing subscription.

You’ll be the first to get news if the hotel is ready to accommodate guests again and more importantly, get your hands on exclusive promo codes, discounts, and more!


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