RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The days are ticking down until the final bell rings to signal the start of summer for students throughout Virginia. For those hoping to book a trip, travel trends and coronavirus-related restrictions are changing rapidly, making planning especially important.
AAA Leisure Travel Vice President Chip Morgan said that travel this summer is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels, possibly even surpassing travel trends in 2019.
“The rollout of the vaccines, especially with the increased daily rate that we saw in the springtime, has certainly increased the consumer confidence level for travel,” Morgan said. “We’re seeing a number of travel trends this year, if you will, and one of those trends that we are seeing is something that we refer to as revenge spending.”