The Best Out of Basic Economy Fares

Posted by Holly Hou on 8/21/20 12:24 PM

Traveling doesn’t always have to be luxurious, especially if you’re making a short trip and just need to get from Point A to Point B. If this is the case, basic economy may be the fare you’re looking for! Basic economy is the most affordable option airlines offer travelers, in exchange for giving up some of the benefits of a standard economy ticket, which varies depending on your airline.

Basic economy fares are generally the most restrictive. However, due to the pandemic, airlines have been more flexible with flight changes across all ticket types. Changes are now allowed by most airlines offering basic economy fares. During this time, you don’t have to worry about being locked in if you have a basic economy fare. If you’re ready to travel, you can take advantage of this flexibility and fly with peace of mind at the most affordable price!


Read More

Topics: Air Travel, COVID-19

Home Rentals: What Are My Options?

Posted by Holly Hou on 8/21/20 12:18 PM

The pandemic has disrupted our daily lives, including our summer travel plans. However, it hasn’t stopped us from traveling completely - it’s just changed how we travel, and we may have to reconsider whether that trip we originally planned still makes sense. If you’re still considering whether to move forward with your existing travel bookings, check out our guide on flight cancellations, hotel cancellations, airline safety, and hotel safety during this time.


New trends have emerged since we were advised to stay at home. From traveling abroad and staying in luxurious hotels, we’re now driving locally and staying in a cabin by the lake. Compared to hotels, home rentals offer a homier feel, privacy, low cost, and space - a great option for a socially distanced getaway this summer. We thought we’d share some popular home rental platforms that you may want to consider when searching for your home away from home.


Read More

Topics: COVID-19, Hotel

Your Guide to Travel Visas

Posted by Holly Hou on 8/21/20 12:09 PM

Is wanderlust calling or does your job simply require you to travel abroad? Whatever your reason for international travel may be, you’ll always want to check your travel documents to make sure you have everything you need. Other than your passport, which in most cases needs to be valid for at least six months after the planned travel dates, there may be other requirements, such as a travel visa, depending on your nationality and destination. If you’re unsure about the travel requirements for your destination, you can always reach out to NexTravel Support for assistance.

COVID-19 Update: Now that we are facing a worldwide pandemic, the requirements may have changed. Some countries have already suspended issuing visas to foreign visitors. An EU official also noted that once the COVID-19 vaccine is confirmed and available for all, visa applicants may also be required to be vaccinated, especially if the virus remains active. Meanwhile, there are countries such as Austria, Slovakia and Cyprus requiring travelers to present a certificate proving they’ve been tested and negative from COVID-19. Travel requirements are constantly changing due to COVID-19, so check here for the latest information on COVID-19 travel restrictions.



Read More

Topics: Air Travel, COVID-19

Your Quick Guide to Travel Insurance

Posted by Holly Hou on 8/21/20 11:58 AM

Are you all packed and ready to hit the road? You’ve double-checked your flight itinerary, travel documents, and travel restrictions in your destination. But wait - have you purchased travel insurance? 


Travel insurance is often overlooked and considered an unnecessary expense. Now that we are living in a world of uncertainty, travel insurance is becoming more and more essential. Since policies and coverage can vary, travel insurance can be confusing and you may be wondering whether it can actually help you during this pandemic. To help you navigate your travel planning during this time, we wanted to share some information on travel insurance.


Read More

Topics: Air Travel, COVID-19

Will You Lose Your Hotel Loyalty Status During COVID-19?

Posted by Holly Hou on 8/21/20 11:54 AM

Complimentary room upgrades. Discounted rates. Access to exclusive amenities. We all love these perks that come with being a loyal hotel chain guest, but will you lose your hard-earned elite status due to the pandemic? 

Read More

Topics: COVID-19, Hotel

Stay Updated

Get the latest news, announcements and analysis on all things business travel from NexTravel.

Subscribe to Updates

Recent Posts

Connect With Us

See how NexTravel can simplify your business travel by speaking with a business travel specialist.

Let's Connect