It doesn’t take a genius to realize the tourism industry took a huge hit in 2020, and this year, with vaccines being administered across the globe, companies and tourism bureaus are finding unique ways to entice travelers—to stay, to play, or simply just to get out. Here are some of the deals and incentives that are currently available to travelers in 2021.
Free Hiking Boots when You Visit Iceland
Spinning off from their Looks Like You Need to Let it Out campaign, where Iceland encouraged people to scream in catharsis, they are now launching their Looks Like You Need an Adventure campaign, where you can trade in your pandemic sweatpants to be made into a free pair of hiking boots during the month of July. You must book an appointment for your trade-in, and within 24 hours, you’ll have a brand new pair of hiking boots.
Free Hotel Nights from Centara
Stay in any of the Centara Resorts in Phuket and receive one night free for every two nights you stay - the longer you stay, the more free nights you get, for up to 21 nights. Plus, receive hotel credit for every night you stay, to use towards culinary and spa experiences. Book from now through August 31st for stays from July 1 through December 31, 2021.
Get Paid to Visit
For fully vaccinated visitors, Malta is giving away up to €200 for those who travel there. Receive €100 per person when you stay at a 5-star hotel, €75 per person at a 4-star, and €50 per person when you stay at a 3-star hotel. Full details can be found here.
Editor's Note: Malta is currently only allowing in fully vaccinated tourists with vaccine cards from the European Union and Britain.
20% off Katikies Hotels
Katikies Hotels in Santorini and Mykonos are offering a new Travel Safe and Flexible Rate, with 20% off, 100% refunds in case of a travel ban, and €100 hotel credit for food and beverages. The offer is valid for stays 3 nights or more, booked 30 days in advance.
Start Your Comeback Campaign
Los Angeles Tourism wants you to visit, so they’ve partnered with several businesses for discounts on hotels, tours, admissions and more. They’ve even created a series of suggested itineraries with various themes, like wellness, action, and music.
Free Resort Nights and Credits
Baha Mar Resorts are offering one free night and $100 resort credits when you book at one of their three Bahama hotels. Book three nights, get your fourth free at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar or SLS Baha Mar, and book four nights, get your fifth free at Rosewood Baha Mar.
Save up to 25% At Select Disney Resorts
Visit Disney World this summer, and save up to 25% off at select resorts. Discounts start at 10% for budget stays, 20% off moderate stays, and 25% off at deluxe resorts and villas. The offer is valid for stays July 11 through September 29.
Up to 30% Off Your Stay
Accor Hotels is offering up to 30% off your stay, when you book by September 6, for stays through December 31. You’ll find their hotels in many top destinations for travel, like: Miami, San Francisco, and Cancun. A full list of participating hotels can be found here. Save an extra 10% when you join their loyalty program.
Save 20% Off, with No Change Fees
Amtrak is offering 20% off of several of their most popular routes when booked by September 6. Example one-way fares include Chicago to Los Angeles for $146, New York to Orlando for $123 and Atlanta to New Orleans for $39.