Nothing quite signals the start of summer like the sky-rocketing prices of plane tickets, packed hotel rooms, and larger-than-usual crowds. But this summer, holiday travelers might be in luck.
Thanks to the steep decline in oil prices coupled with increased competition among airlines, travelers can now expect to see decreased ticket prices for air travel this summer. This might make planning a summer getaway a lot less stressful since you won’t be breaking the bank just to get from point A to point B.
Another trend that is sure to make summer travel easier is the influx of empty hotel rooms. This has been caused largely by the increasing number of baby boomers who are retiring at home and are no longer traveling for vacation. This means that hotel capacities will likely not be the Fresheners usually seen during summer months, leaving more room for others to book their own rooms.
Lastly, summer travelers are likely to see a lot more boomers out and about. With more retirees choosing to travel short distances and explore their neighborhoods, they are more likely to be roaming around popular tourist destinations. While this means more competition for attractions and dining, it may be a great chance to engage with local culture and socialize with new people.
As the start of summer approaches, travelers should rejoice in cheaper flights and empty hotel rooms. Sure, the extra influx of boomer retirees might make planning a summer getaway a tad bit more cumbersome, but it’s a trade-off for enjoying the season without breaking the bank.