There was a time when people would plan trips one at a time, but things have changed drastically since the pandemic. More and more people are booking their trips in twos and threes as backups. This new tends is on the rise and has been titled ‘trip stacking.’ Wondering what it is all about? Read on to find out. For all you know, you could be part of this trend too.
What Is Trip Stacking
This trend involves people booking more aggressively. For instance, if you book a trip for a cruise experience then you may also book another one as a backup to another country. You can then end up going on a trip that may not be canceled considering the current game of life and the travel rules constantly changing. So, travelers plan multiple trips at a time and pick the one that suits them best, based on the current climate and postpone the others.
When Did it Begin
It is not a very new trend. Trip stacking began somewhere from May to June, once the vaccinations began rolling out in Europe and the US. The trend spiked further when the new Covid-19 variant started disrupting travel plans. People, who had waited for months to go traveling, had to cancel their plans. By the time it was August, over 50% of Americans had either canceled or had changed their plans to travel.
Who Benefits From This Trend
Trip stacking is a boon for some and bane for others. When travelers book more trips, travel agencies end up earning more money. However, tour companies, cruise lines, and hotels may not benefit much from it when travelers cancel. There are other pitfalls to consider. For instance, when a traveler books a flight ticket they do not intend to take, the airline will hike up the prices for others as the seats fill up. However, many believe that this trend will fade once the pandemic comes to an end.