Summer travel searches are on the rise, with searches going up to 70% month to month (in the last seven days).
As pent-up travel demand takes off, KAYAK is releasing its “ Return to Travel ” hack guide focused on where to go as restrictions ease. Whether you’ve been living the nomadic digital lifestyle for a year or it’s your first trip since the start of the pandemic, KAYAK’s 2021 Travel Hack Guide aims to help you navigate where to go, what’s open, and how. create that perfect out-of-office message for some well-deserved time.
However, planning your first trip in over a year can be stressful, which is why KAYAK has created a “Matchmaker Quiz” that matches you with a destination in this year’s Travel Hacker Guide based on factors such as the number of vacation days you have and the trip you took the most. disappointed to cancel in 2020. Travelers will be matched with destinations from one of three lists: top 10 destinations accepting vaccinated travelers (hello vaxication!), top 10 recommendations if traveling solo (we know some of you are out there) and the top 10 picks to finally take that group trip that has been delayed for over a year.
On top of that, travel conditions are constantly changing (hint: recent reopening news is leading to more searches for destinations in Europe and demand is driving rental car prices soaringly). To help travelers keep their pulse on this, the guide also includes destinations that show signs of emerging interest, where to travel for an offer, and prices for hotel stays and rental cars.
“In recent days, we’ve seen a sharp increase in rental car searches and prices compared to 2019, especially in outdoor locations like Florida, Alaska, Montana, and Hawaii,” Matt said. Clarke, vice president of marketing for North America. to KAYAK. “If you are considering one of these destinations for your next trip, we recommend that you reserve your rental car about two months in advance before prices start to increase.”