Travellers perturbed over rising costs | Sunday Observer

Travellers perturbed over rising costs

19 June, 2022

Summer travel talk sure isn’t what it used to be.

Rather than sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now centre on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation which could derail a much-needed 2022 summer travel comeback.

Travel conversations on Twitter decreased 75% from April to May, while discussions related to gas prices and travel — half of which were negative — climbed 680% on the website from the winter months into the spring, according to the social media analytics company Sprout Social.

Yet despite the potential problems ahead, the outlook for summer travel remains strong, said industry insiders, with many travelers saying they’re concerned but undeterred about their upcoming plans. – CNBC