7 new travel planning rules of the COVID era
This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.
A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Even if it seems like your life is going back to normal — you’re back in the office, you’re going out sans mask and your social calendar is once again busy — the travel industry is far from normal.
Almost everything about travel has changed. You’ll likely need to book your trip in a different order, and adjust not just where you stay, but how you get there.
Here are the biggest changes to anticipate when planning travel in this COVID-19 era:
1. Book your rental car before your flight
Rental cars are in high demand as travel returns, but according to AutoSlash, a car rental site, supply is low due to a massive selloff of vehicles during the pandemic. Many travelers report getting deals on flights only to find that rental cars are sold out.
Before buying airfare, make sure rental cars are available at a tolerable price.
And it’s generally a good idea to reserve your …
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