Thinking about traveling? An expert gives tips for planning ahead
The pandemic has prices fluctuating from every aspect of how you get to a location and how much it costs to stay there.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Are you thinking about traveling? The pandemic has prices fluctuating from every aspect of how you get to a location and how much it costs to stay there.
Paul Glenn with Executive Travel says the prices are going to shuffle as more people get vaccinated and travel starts to pick back up.
Plane ticket prices may rise but will still be cheaper until corporate travel picks up. Labor Day is when he thinks prices could skyrocket. He says it may be harder to find seats because people will start to fly for business again.
“Soon as people get back into their offices, then they’re going to start lifting travel restrictions, and then corporate travel could potentially open back up,” said Glenn. “You’re going to see a challenge with availability regarding seats on airplanes.”
On the flip side, he says you’ll have plenty of hotel rooms to choose from, and at good prices since hospitality services were hit hard during quarantine.
Getting to the hotel from the airport, though, that’s another challenge. Glenn says fewer rental cars are available and they’re more expensive. So book ahead.
“The car rental companies had to sell off so much inventory to make it through this, and they weren’t buying cars over the last 12 months,” said Glenn. “So they don’t have the availability, you had travelers going down for business trips and they couldn’t get a rental car or rental cars or hundreds of dollars a day.”