Journey trade consultants are urging Maritimers to e-book early, and plan forward, earlier than taking a trip this summer season.
“It’s going to be a busy season. A extremely good season for positive,” mentioned Andrew McNair, CEO of Tourism Business Affiliation of New Brunswick.
There’s rather a lot pent-up demand for journey and a few motels are campgrounds are filling up.
In some instances, costs are additionally on the rise. A room in downtown Charlottetown mid-July may price $400.
Costs for a similar weekend in Halifax aren’t as excessive, however just lately they almost have been.
“I used to be wanting the opposite weekend. I believe Dal commencement was occurring,” mentioned Wes Surrett with Tourism Business Affiliation of Nova Scotia. “You couldn’t discover a resort for underneath, downtown resort, for underneath $350.”
The Tourism Business Affiliation of Nova Scotia factors out costs dipped throughout COVID-19, together with demand. Now motels are looking for employees and providing to pay them extra.
Then there’s inflation.
“The costs are going to go up as a result of every little thing the resort is shopping for is dearer,” Surrett mentioned, who estimated the typical value of a resort room in rural Nova Scotia to be about $200 an evening.
Journey consultants word inexpensive choices are nonetheless an choice. Their recommendation is to buy round and plan forward.
“We acquired used to form of having the ability to do issues on a whim as Maritimers, however plan forward a bit extra,” mentioned McNair.
“As quickly as you have got some dates in thoughts, even when these dates may change down the road, begin reserving the place you’ll be able to,” mentioned Steve Olmstead, with CAA Atlantic.