‘Vaxications’ have the travel industry scurrying to meet demand
As soon as they are inoculated, many Americans want to up and go, spending much less time than usual on planning their getaways
As the US vaccination rollout has sped up, so, too, have requests for vaxications. “We have seen a 25% increase in travel inquiries since the first round of vaccinations became available,” says Leah Smith, president of Denver-based Tafari Travel. “Pretty much weekly, I am getting e-mails from clients saying they just got their first vaccination and are ready to plan the next two years of travel.
“It’s not uncommon to get up to four trip requests in one e-mail,” Smith continues. “Many clients aren’t even waiting for the second round to book a trip.” ..