Though a lot has changed in the last year one thing remains the same: Expedia’s commitment to you.  

We know your first trip back will be special—in fact our latest research findings suggest 81 percent of Americans now value vacations more than ever before—and we want to be there to help make the planning process as simple as it gets. Here are seven tips from our experts to help you navigate your next trip with confidence. 

1. Know before you go

Check restrictions including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements for both local and national destinations before you go. Expedia’s COVID-19 Trip Advisor is a great resource to check when planning your trip. 
 

2. Sleep soundly

Review safety measures on Expedia.ca by using the “Enhanced cleaning” filter to narrow search results including improved cleaning, contactless check-in, social distancing, and more. Check out the Expedia COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information. 
 

3. Stay flexible 

Choose flexibility by filtering for “free cancellation” or “reserve now, pay later” and making sure to select a refundable room type. This way, if your plans change so can your trip. 
 

4. Connect on the go

Download the Expedia app and keep all your booking details in your pocket with the all-in-one travel companion. (By the way, you could even find some mobile-exclusive deals there too!) 
 

5. Be covered

Review any insurance coverageBe aware of what’s covered in your travel insurance, so you’re prepared  
 

6. Plan accordingly 

Confirm attractions are open before heading out to visit. Make sure the activities you want to do are open and plan for any restrictions, and have a plan B ready just in case. 
 

7. Don’t forget your mask

Pack personal protective equipment. Carry masks, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer with you so you can protect yourself and those around.

What are your tips for taking vacations this year?