Various sources are anticipating that the year will end on a good note in terms of overall travel. Though it has presented to be challenging at some times or in certain sectors, overall this has been a better year than anticipated. Not to say that it’s the best ever, but the demand at the busy times of year coupled with valuable deals have made it a pretty decent travel year. This is something that is being celebrated by travel experts and presents hope for the New Year. The truth will come after the busy holiday travel season.
Demand within the leisure travel sector has helped to make up any potential losses. By airline carriers and travel companies offering up great deals, that can only help the industry as a whole. People who may not have traveled are more inclined to do so when they see that they can get a great deal. That’s a winning strategy that many companies have practiced time and time again to winning results. Therefore until things start to balance out a bit more, it is anticipated that the good deals will continue.
The only disappointing point in all of this is the business travel sector. Though some business travel is occurring, it is definitely at a decline overall. With less employees working within many companies and even fewer that are remaining actually travelling, that shows up as a very low point in business travel. While leisure travel can make up for some of it, an increase in business travel is required to offset some of these losses overall.
The low prices will continue to entice the leisure travellers for some time to come. It is also hoped that lower airfare will help to attract the business traveller that has been refraining from travel at this point. This is all great news for the airline carriers, but the hope is that the trend continues and only improves as time goes on. Many are hoping that this will result in great numbers for this holiday travel season.