Travel 2021 (what do you think the odds are of....)

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I've got two that were moved from last year. I'm secretly hoping the cruise will get cancelled if I'm honest, I don't much fancy it any more but we'd lose 15% deposit if we cancelled ourselves which is a pretty big chunk (actually I should check that, that's based on before the update yesterday).
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Not abroad but I booked a week in a cottage in Cornwall in May a couple of months ago - full cancellation refund ahead of time if needs be. We'll see.

You should be Disco, they're aiming for all over 40s by April latest I think.
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We've booked a short break in Cornwall in May half term (which is mainly actually in June), we did it last week. S has vouchers to use and its all cancellable last minute so why not. I need hope. We're going to try and book self catering somewhere in the UK for a week in the summer holidays. If abroad is viable for a separate week in the summer, or maybe October half term, and I think I won't be eaten alive by the anxiety of it, then we'd look at that, but I'm sceptical about the odds. Hopefully we can plan some other mini breaks as well, in the UK, depending how it goes. S and W both have loads of vouchers to use for various experiences.
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Travel companies are reporting a huge upsurge in bookings... Holiday bookings surge following lockdown exit plans https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56161129

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Derek Nimmo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:38 am
You should be Disco, they're aiming for all over 40s by April latest I think.
Fully vaccinated, or first dose only, do you know? Otherwise that's another possible 12 weeks.
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I had a look at UK cottage sites last night but didn't book.

We'll probably look to book for May, or after half term and before the main school holidays start. We'd normally go abroad in September but I don't think that will happen this year.
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I haven't booked anything but I'm starting to feel hopeful for a European holiday in early September. I've got quite a lot of vouchers for flights from cancelled holidays last year. I won't book for months, though, probably only last minute.

I'm not particularly interested in holidaying in the UK as it's massively about the weather/different culture for me, but I might do a long weekend maybe in the Hebrides or Mull or something if we can in May/June. And I'd love some weekends in Edinburgh and Glasgow visiting friends and restaurants over the summer if possible.
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Ella77 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:21 pm
Derek Nimmo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:38 am
You should be Disco, they're aiming for all over 40s by April latest I think.
Fully vaccinated, or first dose only, do you know? Otherwise that's another possible 12 weeks.
First dose, but the figures coming out of the Israeli and our data for first dose efficacy only of the Pfizer jab are tremendous (and the signs are that AZ won't be far behind).
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Thanks. I'm not sure I should be allowed to return to the world just yet :lol:.
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We've got Norfolk booked for the last week in August, which I'm fairly confident will be ok.

Very oddly, I've just had an email from the mini-festival we were booked to go to last year - saying they are planning to go ahead this July and to save the weekend! It's small, about 500 people, and a friends of friends thing organised by some parents who used to go to our school but still feels a bit over optimistic given it's the second weekend of July!
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Derek Nimmo wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:38 am You should be Disco, they're aiming for all over 40s by April latest I think.
I can only find a timeline saying the government aim is to vaccinate all over 50s by 15 April and all adults by the end of July.
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I've been avoiding this thread because the thought of going on holiday was something I didn't dare dream of but now I feel a tiny bit of hope! We were discussing Greece last night. It feels too soon to book anything but I am hoping against hope that we can go in the summer although I don't want to travel until I'm vaccinated, for my sake and other people's, and I'm not sure the island will open up to us. I have just had an email from Olympian cancelling my Greek flight in May (moved from last year to 'hold' the flight). We were due to go to Rome for a yoga retreat in May as well which will obviously be postponed.
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