Spring Break may seem like months away, but if you’re planning on traveling during the mid-March break travel experts recommend booking that trip now to avoid rising prices.
The same goes for holiday travel over the Christmas break as those in the travel industry predict prices will go up due to increased travel demand as more people feel comfortable packing their suitcases once again.
“Airlines are still trying to ramp up from being ramped down for almost 18 months,” Donald Oneal, President of Travel World, told ABC Action News. “Christmas holidays are expected to be busier than 2019.”
For many, who saw their flights and cruises canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, the vouchers they were issued are coming up for expiration and that means more people planning to use those vouchers for travel over the holidays or spring break. The same goes for workers who have accrued vacation time, which needs to be taken before the end of the year.
According to the New York Times, waiting to book that winter getaway, or Spring Break vacation could prove more expensive as prices are expected to increase as international travel rebounds.
Trivago is anticipating a surge in demand for travel in 2022, both for leisure vacations and trips to finally visit family and friends in both domestic and international destinations.
The New York Times reports ski and beach vacations are the most popular when it comes to leisure travel, with the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, and US Virgin Islands topping the list of international destinations for the Christmas season. Domestically, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, and Los Angeles remain firm favorites.