When to save on flights, hotels with news of possible vaccine

Travel sites have seen bookings soar as people are eager for a possible vaccine and begin to plan trips, with an increase in weekly reservations for 2021.
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We are back with what's known as travel deal Tuesday when you can find some of the best flight and hotel savings of the year and with news of a possible vaccine coming soon, travel sites say they're seeing bookings soar. Becky Worley has those details for us, good morning, Becky. Reporter: Good morning, robin. In my mind I'm already here on the beach. Never ha a vacation sounded so good. But with quarantine restricts and concerns about travel safety, the desire to see family or visit exotic locations is strong. So now with the promise of a vaccine on the horizon, these deals are extra appealing. Want to get away? Reporter: Don't you know it. With the H of a vaccine on the here risen travel sites are seeing an uptick. One experiencing a 42% of weekly reservations for 2021 since November 9th, the week the efficacy of the first vaccine was announced. There's a lot of pent-up demand and when the vaccine announcement came out the phones started ringing. For 2021 they are planning epic trips. These are the bucket list trips. Reporter: And the good news, travel deal Tuesday is making it more affordable than ever. Especially this year. The travel site hopper says prices are expected to be 34% lower than last year bringing even deeper discounts. Top dream destinations include the caribbean, Mexico and southwest offering one-way flights from California to maui for just $99. And another warm destination, fly frontier airlines from Newark to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for just $41 round trip. Now once you reach your destination. Right now some of the best deals are going to be on hotels in cities so most of you will find generous cancellation to rebooking policies across the board. Reporter: Carissa has been waiting for this. The vaccine news helping her and her husband finally feel confident enough to book their first major trips with their 18-month-old son. Heading to Colombia and Turkey. We've gone ahead and made those decisions and those commitments knowing that this is now sort of light at the end of the tunnel too. Everybody unable to travel for most of 2020 to the destinations that they've wanted to. Reporter: Almost all of these deals need to be booked today and I would add a few caveats. We're not talking about travel now. The CDC has warnings about some destinations we mentioned. We're primarily talking about post-vaccine travel and because of the pandemic most companies are factoring in the instability of planning and offering very flexible date change and cancellation options, but this is important, read the fine print carefully before you Bo rob sdmrn that's so true and we're hearing this word on the street people are actually taking their budget from canceled 2020 trip, using it to go big in 2021 while scoring big savings, Becky? You are so right. Big once in a lifetime trips are the biggest opportunity to save. I'm going to give you example. Msc cruises has $1400 off with fare discounts, on board credits, kids sail free promotions and lion world travel is offering African safaris for $500 off per person. Great trips. I can't wait. Yes, I know. Just looking at the backdrop. You look like you're already there on the beach. Put on the sunscreen. She is a Hawaii girl. She knows it. Thank you as always.

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