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Travel on the rise along with 'revenge spending'

Travelers at Dulles International Airport. (7News)
Travelers at Dulles International Airport. (7News)
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Travel is on the rise as many Americans are tired of being pent up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to AAA, they've seen a huge increase in travel this past January compared to January of last year.

AAA says that family travel is up as many are planning family reunions and romantic getaways.

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AAA is also seeing something called "revenge spending" recently.

"This a term that was coined because people are spending more money and taking longer vacations to make up for what they missed out on the last few years," said Amy Short, a Strategic Travel Partnerships and Online Sales at AAA Club Alliance.

AAA also said travel destinations are selling out faster and hotels are getting really busy.

They suggest booking your flights earlier. That way, you can hopefully avoid cancellations due to COVID-19, weather and staffing shortages.

They also said as they see pent-up demand in travel, to make sure you pack your patience.

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