Uncharted territory: Here’s what travel looked like in 2020

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Uncharted territory: Here’s what travel looked like in 2020

Now that 2020 is almost squarely in the rearview mirror, we can all take a deep breath and ask ourselves what the heck just happened. This was a year unlike any other, and it resulted in a few surprising travel trends that will probably stay with us long after the pandemic has officially ended. After sheltering in place, many travelers took to the great outdoors to explore national and state parks , beaches and other natural landscapes. Others piled into the car (or tried out RV life for the first time) for close-to-home getaways and classic road trips. Many people turned to camping and glamping, or opted for vacation rentals instead of hotels. But there’s a lot more we can learn about how travelers behaved during this most unusual year, according to hotel, flight and car rental data from Priceline . For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . It was the year of spontaneity Despite all the hurdles (getting COVID-19 tests, researching travel requirements, quarantines and more) travelers largely turned to last-minute getaways. More than 76% of flights were booked within seven days of departure this year according to Priceline and, on average, travelers booked hotels six or seven days before arrival. Even rental cars are being booked at the last minute. Priceline saw a significant leap in same-day and prior-day reservations in 2020, compared to the year before. Travelers stayed closer to home The average distance of round-trip […]

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Uncharted territory: Here’s what travel looked like in 2020

Now that 2020 is almost squarely in the rearview mirror, we can all take a deep breath and ask ourselves what the heck just happened. This was a year unlike any other, and it resulted in a few surprising travel trends that will probably stay with us long after the pandemic has officially ended. After sheltering in place, many travelers took to the great outdoors to explore national and state parks , beaches and other natural landscapes. Others piled into the car (or tried out RV life for the first time) for close-to-home getaways and classic road trips. Many people turned to camping and glamping, or opted for vacation rentals instead of hotels. But there’s a lot more we can learn about how travelers behaved during this most unusual year, according to hotel, flight and car rental data from Priceline . For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . It was the year of spontaneity Despite all the hurdles (getting COVID-19 tests, researching travel requirements, quarantines and more) travelers largely turned to last-minute getaways. More than 76% of flights were booked within seven days of departure this year according to Priceline and, on average, travelers booked hotels six or seven days before arrival. Even rental cars are being booked at the last minute. Priceline saw a significant leap in same-day and prior-day reservations in 2020, compared to the year before. Travelers stayed closer to home The average distance of round-trip […]

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