Summer is coming, and many are itching to go on vacation.
According to a report from Forbes, people are super excited to get out of the house after quarantining for a year that hotels, resorts, and rental homes are already booked for the whole summer until Labor Day weekend.
“The pent-up demand is real,” Betsy O’Rourke, CMO for Xanterra, the country’s largest national park concessions management company, said. “We’ve all been sequestered for a year, and many of our guests have saved money, so the desire to travel along with the funds to pay for it are combining for a swift recovery for our cruise, tour and train brands.”
Natalia Sutin, the vice president of revenue management at Vacasa, confirmed that many of their top vacation destinations had doubled the reservations for June, July, and August 2021 compared to what was booked in 2019.
If you have a place booked, it’s essential to make your reservation now for your rental car.
“We’re telling customers to book six to eight weeks in advance,” Jonathan Weinberg, the CEO of the rental car booking site AutoSlash, said. “Even before they nail down their flight and hotel.”
According to Hopper, the top three destinations for vacation are Las Vegas, Orlando, and Miami.