Lots of tour companies offer gift voucher schemes – consider buying one for yourself, if you’d usually booking a trip around this time.
It's a great way to ensure that your travel money is kept safe, and also to help out with cash flows - which, for many, have ceased to exist during lockdown.
Intrepid Travel offers gift vouchers, as do countless hotels. Check their official websites to see what schemes are available. Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in the Wye Valley, for example, is using Crowdfunder to give visitors the chance to pay for (seriously discounted) future stays now.
There are also some great guarantees out there at the moment. G Adventures are offering travellers travelling before 15 December 2020 (so, later this year) easy cancellation and rebooking options.
Maybe now’s the time to save for that once-in-a-lifetime adventure, like an Antarctic Cruise: Polar Routes have introduced some flexible booking conditions, as have Quark Expeditions.
When you're exploring options, make sure you're visiting the most trustworthy of trip providers. Our highest-rated trip operators can be found on our Trip Finder.
Whenever you buy or book, make sure you have FULLY scoured the T&Cs to check your purchase is 100% protected in case the company sadly fails, or the current situation heads even further south…