This summer will ‘beat’ pre-pandemic travel numbers: The Points Guy’s Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly, founder and CEO of The Points Guy, details the hottest summer travel spots and the expected cost.
Reservations for Memorial Day travel – from flights and car rentals to cruises and hotels – have surged 122% over 2021, even with inflation rising at its fastest pace in more than 40 years, according to AAA.
The figures underscore that people are itching to travel as the official start to summer approaches.
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"Despite inflation and higher gas prices, people want to travel, and we believe they will find ways to do so without breaking their budget," Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel, said in a statement.
To help travelers, AAA broke down the best and worst times to purchase airline tickets ahead of the holiday weekend.
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According to AAA booking data, the best time to nab airline seats is roughly two weeks out from the holiday weekend. During that time, travelers will spend an average of $445 per ticket, according to AAA.