Expert breaks down travel deals as demand for vacation increases

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Airports are beginning to fill up with people again and airfares are going up due to pent-up demand for vacation travel.

Scott Keyes, founder of Scott's Cheap Flights and author of "Take More Vacations," said America hit 1.5 million air travelers since the COVID-19 pandemic began about three weeks ago. Since then, that number was hit nine more times.

"The pent-up demand right now is unlike anything we've ever seen seen," Keyes said.

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According to Keyes, traditional destinations like Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Cancun as well as international location like Iceland and Belize are have seen a significant amount of interest recently.

"If you're hoping to travel this summer and you're hoping to get a cheap flight, my recommendation would be to book that trip sooner rather than later," Keyes said.

Keyes said it would be best to book a trip in the next few weeks. There are still deals left, but Keyes does not see those prices lasting too much longer.
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