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USA Today, Oct 23, 2020 – How 2020 and COVID-19 changed travel forever – and what that means for you

USA Today, Oct 23, 2020 – How 2020 and COVID-19 changed travel forever – and what that means for you

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You’ll pay more for a planned vacation
Another travel change: Vacations won’t be thrown together at the last minute and they’ll cost more. A once-in-a-century pandemic can change that – and it has. The travel insurance site Squaremouth reports that spending on international trips is up 18% to an average of $4,343. And domestic trips are up 27% for an average trip cost of $3,513. Travelers are also making their reservations sooner: four months before their departure for international trips, or 50% further out than last year. Domestic travelers are planning trips 19% further out than last year, an average of 79 days before departure. Experts say these trends will stay with us for a long time.

Read the full USA Today article online here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2020/10/23/how-covid-19-2020-changed-travel-forever-and-what-means-you/3727903001/