April 2, 2021 Blog

Travel experts: Book summer family vacations now

NBC News reports Jellystone Park™ reservations way up


Between relaxed restrictions and an increase in vaccinations in the U.S., NBC News reports there is a surge in “vaxications” after a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns for restaurants, venues, hotels, attractions, and cruises. These canceled events and excursions are making for a rise in travel plans and according to a U.S. Travel Association analysis, around half of Americans are set to take a trip in the next three months.

NBC News states that private and public campgrounds are seeing an uptick in reservations as advanced reservations were up by 150 percent in January at many campsites affiliated with the Jellystone Park franchise network. Additionally, Campspot, a campground reservation software system used by many Jellystone Park locations, stated that guests are booking longer and more frequent trips, with a nearly 300 percent increase in guests booking multiple trips.

As the pandemic evolved last year, families preferred driving rather than flying to vacation destinations, with cabin stays and campsites preferable to hotel rooms. As road trips were popular last summer, even more people could be hitting the road this summer, so it is recommended that Jellystone Park guests begin booking their vacations now.

To read more about the pent up demand fueling travel surge around the U.S., please visit: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/vaxications-catch-trips-pent-demand-fuel-travel-surge-n1261573