As international travel restrictions drop, travelers are ready to reacquaint themselves with global travel this spring. But with demand on the rise, many travelers are wondering how to satisfy their wanderlust without busting their budget.
The median personal booking price for U.S.-origin international flights is now $1,835, up $330 from mid-January. To help guide eager travelers, TripActions analyzed its personal booking data for air travel from mid-March to mid-May and found 20 destinations where travel is still relatively affordable, with the median round-trip cost from the U.S. coming in at less than $1,000.
While more than half of the destinations below are in Central America or the Caribbean, several European destinations also made the list.
But if you’re thinking of booking one of these trips, act fast.
“What we're seeing now is a confluence of rising business demand and somewhat limited capacity,” says Daniel Finkel, TripActions Chief Commercial Officer. “Airlines are reporting 70% recovery of business travel, yet there are pilot and staffing shortages and supply chain issues with plane deliveries. And while rising fuel prices have not affected prices just yet, that could be on the horizon. In general, airlines are starting to substantially reduce their lowest fare/advanced purchase inventory in favor of higher fares and last-minute pricing.”
Spot a fare you like but not quite ready to commit? The TripActions Price Hold feature lets you hold a booking for up to 24 hours. If your company uses TripActions to book business travel, simply tap the “Personal” tab to book your next vacation through TripActions Lemonade. And Lemonade Loyalty Club members who book personal travel on TripActions get $25 to spend on Amazon after completing their first trip.
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