Now’s the time to e-book summer time journey, consultants say

If you’re planning a trip this summer, get your reservations soon. Travel agents say the pent-up demand from last summer has already quickly booked things for this year. The Maryland Department of Tourism said 2020 was a record year for outdoor attractions like state parks with a 45% increase, but it was a tough year for the hospitality industry. They hope to make amends for this this summer. The Maryland Department of Commerce expects a record year for summer travel. The number of people who want to be on the go is already increasing. “We have a wonderful collection of outdoor places where people can feel very safe,” said Tom Riford, assistant secretary for the Maryland Department of Commerce. The COVID-19 pandemic is still a big issue for travelers, according to Dillworth Daley travel agent, but vaccines are changing the game. “As vaccines become more available and more companies bring a vaccine to market, there is definitely a bigger increase in travel, and I’m already seeing that,” said Daley. Daley lost 90% of his business last year due to the pandemic, but he that means there is a lot of demand for travel this summer and many are choosing drivable destinations. “Some people’s trips were canceled last year, so people want to go somewhere. Even if it’s a stay, a drivable distance from their home state, ”Daley said. The hotel and tourism industries were hardest hit during the pandemic, according to Riford. 155,000 people lost their jobs in Maryland. But he hopes the summer season will help the industry recover. “There is no question that the pandemic has caused great economic damage to hotels, restaurants and more. It has been a tremendous challenge and we are doing our best to promote Maryland so that companies can continue to recover by growing their business, ”he said. You don’t have to wait until summer. Maryland Tourism is running an action called Open for Winter Adventures.

If you’re planning a trip this summer, get your reservations soon. Travel agents say the pent-up demand from last summer has already quickly booked things for this year.

The Maryland Department of Tourism said 2020 was a record year for outdoor attractions like state parks with a 45% increase, but it was a tough year for the hotel industry. They hope to make amends for some this summer.

The Maryland Department of Commerce expects a record year for summer travel. You are already seeing an increase in people who want to be on the go.

“We have a wonderful collection of outdoor places where people can feel very safe,” said Tom Riford, assistant secretary for the Maryland Department of Commerce.

According to travel agent Dillworth Daley, the COVID-19 pandemic is still hugely popular with travelers, but vaccines are changing the game.

“As vaccines become more available and more companies bring a vaccine to market, the number of trips is definitely going up, and I’m already seeing that,” said Daley.

Daley lost 90% of his business last year due to the pandemic, but he says it means there is a lot of demand for travel piling up this summer and many are opting for drivable destinations.

“Some people’s trips were canceled last year, so people want to go somewhere. Even if it’s a stay, a drivable distance from their home state, ”Daley said.

The hospitality and tourism industries were hardest hit during the pandemic, according to Riford. 155,000 people lost their jobs in Maryland. But he hopes the summer season will help the industry recover.

“There is no question that the pandemic has caused great economic damage to hotels, restaurants and more. It has been a tremendous challenge and we are doing our best to promote Maryland so that companies can continue to recover by growing their business, ”he said.

You don’t have to wait until summer. Maryland Tourism is running an action called Open for Winter Adventures.

If you

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