CHAPTER 2: SPRING BREAK TRENDS TO TRAVEL
By Jason Jourdan
This next addition to the 2022 Book of Travel is sure to excite eager spring-breakers as the spotlight shines on the most popular international destinations. Remember when Spring meant an influx of domestic and international travelers? Echoes of those halcyon days are ringing through the upcoming travel season. Industry experts predict upticks in passport stamps and the sales of sunscreen. Vacationers eager for adventures in faraway lands, cultural enrichment, and lasting memories can rely on the fast, secure coverage from Point Comfort Travel Insurance, and it’s go-time!
The theme for Spring Break ’22 is ‘experience over price.’ Individuals are delighted to gaze upon the sandy beaches, roam the streets of Italy in the evening, and experience culture. Travel agents are recommending early bookings as international hotspots are filling up fast!
A recent excerpt in the Seattle Times finds that 37% of American spring travelers plan to fly internationally, and 27% consider extending their vacations. According to Travel Market Report, international travel numbers are on pace to match 2019figures! Destinations in high demand include:
– Tuscany, Italy
– Bora Bora
– South of France
– Istra, Croatia
Data suggest an increased interest in travel the weekend after Valentine’s Day and the middle of March. Good Morning America cites London, Cancun, and Paris are their featured international destinations, and many are wondering about the cost of air travel. Popular travel app, Hopper, says to book now and signals a return to pre-pandemic airfare pricing by April. Expect international airfare rates to increase gradually alongside the ever-present threat of price spikes.
Reservations for all-inclusive resorts and luxury travel experiences are trending upward as popular destinations approach capacity. Mexico and the Caribbean remain American’s favorites, and limited travel restrictions allow for more relaxing trips. Honeymooners, families, and college students are yearning for unique experiences in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Iceland. Travel Pulse reports advisors are witnessing a reservation rebound due to the volume of destination requests. The most frequent among them is for “somewhere in Europe.”
Spring Break is an ideal season for international travel, and Americans are ready to roll out! Point Comfort Travel policies provide simple, fast, and secure insurance coverage to meet nearly every traveler’s needs. Point Comfort delivers peace of mind benefits including:
· Covid-19 medical expense coverage up to the policy maximum
· Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation
· Emergency medical reunion
· Return of minor child
· Emergency traveler assistance
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