Europe's Reopening: Here's Where Travel Advisors Are Sending Clients
As European countries reopen their borders, travelers are eager to begin exploring the continent again, travel advisors said.
“We are seeing pent-up demand at a greater rate than I have seen it in more than 30 years.”
“Italy and Greece are the biggest right now, with France following not far behind,” said Claire Schoeder of Elevations Travel, an affiliate of Signature Travel Network. “They were the first to announce U.S. travelers are welcome so clients wanting to head out have been going there.”
Turen is also witnessing interest in trips to Spain. “Barcelona is on everyone’s list, of course, but we’re seeing interest in Madrid and San Sebastien,” he said.
“We have several clients going to Greece, Iceland and Croatia, and have booked many last-minute trips to Spain, Italy and France,” said Laura Madrid of Resort to Laura Madrid, a Travel Experts affiliate.
Travel advisors said ocean and river cruises are also picking up steam.