A growing wave of relaxed restrictions, along with an increasing number of vaccinated Americans, is leading to a surge in “vaxications” and other trips, after a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns, reports NBC News. Mothballed restaurants, hotels and attractions, canceled cruise seasons and record low airline passenger traffic are making way for a brisk uptick in travel plans, with around half of Americans set to take a trip in the next three months, according to an analysis from the U.S. Travel Association.
Private and public campgrounds are also seeing an uptick in reservations, with some opening earlier than usual this year. Advance reservations were already up by 150 percent as early as January at many campsites affiliated with the Jellystone Park franchise network, which has nearly 80 family campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada. Campspot, a campground reservation software system, said guests are booking longer and more frequent trips, with a nearly 300 percent increase in guests booking multiple trips.
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