Memorial Day time is the official kickoff to the summer travel season in Missouri.
Nick Chabarria, of Triple-A Missouri, says the auto club expects U.S. summer travel to be close to or exceed pre-pandemic levels…
Chabarria said: “I’m really seeing travel tick up in really all aspects, being airfare bookings, hotel bookings, even international trips are on the rise. So we’ve been seeing folks making up for lost time during the COVID years and we think that’s going to continue,” he says.
Chabarria says airfare prices have jumped 20 to 30-percent over this time last year, but he says you can still find some last-minute airfare deals.
He says some of the most popular summer destinations are the beaches, west coast, Vegas, national parks, and international travel.