Book now to avoid increasing prices, limited availability
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PHOENIX – A valley travel consultant advises people to book their vacation early to avoid price increases and limited availability as a result of up-to-date travel guidance for those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Under the new guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the trip for fully vaccinated “low-risk” people.
“Even though we are locked in and there have been some great values in terms of travel and prices, the prices we see are going up and going up pretty fast and quite dramatically,” Janet Semenova, co-founder of Boutique Travel Advisors in Paradise Valley, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday.
Availability at open destinations, Semenova predicted, will also decline due to the possible influx of travelers on orbit with recent airports.
The Transportation Safety Administration on March 26 examined more than 1.5 million people at airports nationwide, the highest since March 12, 2020.
Semenova said the vaccine and the new travel recommendations provide confidence and calm to vaccinated travelers.
However, Semenova said most of her clients still choose to travel outdoors amid the pandemic.
“They are really ready to go out and enjoy all the beautiful places we have in the United States, as well as seaside destinations outside the United States,” Semenova said.
Among the most popular places its customers travel to include Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Alaska and Mexico due to the abundance of their outdoor activities and the reduction of restrictions.
Semenova recommended that you consult a travel consultant before planning a trip for the best travel experience in the midst of a pandemic.
Despite its up-to-date guidance, the CDC continues to discourage unnecessary travel.