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Are there any off-season travel deals left, or has the pandemic undermined them all?

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Are there any off-season travel deals left, or has the pandemic undermined them all?

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Last February, I looked for a vacation rental in Door County, Wisconsin’s wayward spear that juts out into Lake Michigan, for an early May getaway, confident that I’d beaten the summer rush. to the popular vacation spot. But Airbnb occupancy calendars for the beautiful farmhouses and converted log cabins were already full.

When I called a local vacation home rental agency, the agent told me that they were almost fully booked over the summer. That’s how I found myself in a one-bedroom cabin last spring with a rickety card table in an ant-infested kitchen and a new awareness that the off-season was over.

From Miami to communities around national parks like Zion in Utah and Joshua Tree in California, high occupancy rates during traditionally off-season times of the year scramble what was normally a reliable way to save money. money – travel when few others are.

Continued work-from-anywhere policies freed travelers from their homes, and as they flocked to places like Jackson Hole, Wyo., and the Florida Keys, accommodation prices soared.

In 2020, a survey by Booking.com found that 58% of American travelers were more likely to travel during off-peak seasons – to avoid crowds and the risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19 – than they were. before the pandemic. In 2021, he found that sentiment was growing: nearly seven in 10 travelers said they would choose an alternative destination to avoid high season.

But there are good deals to be had. Consider traveling mid-week, the new “off season”. Or travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Are there any off-season travel deals left, or has the pandemic undermined them all?

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