But inflation is also making your vacations more expensive. The question is what is causing inflation and what you can do about it to save money when you travel.
When the United States economy started to open, prices began to rise because of surging demand constrained by supply.
Hotel and motel prices are higher today than one year ago or pre-pandemic. Similar to airfares, lodging costs plunged when the pandemic spread worldwide.
Demand is far outstripping supply because companies have difficulty buying new cars from their fleet.
Food is more expensive at home and away from home. The pandemic disrupted normal food production and supply chains.
Entertainment costs tend to increase annually. Movies, concerts, theaters, and the like are pricier each year.