The unofficial spring break season is marked by the first day of March. But could the spring-break travelers going to visit the desired spots that smoothly?
The Spring Break -2021 Travel Is Getting Challenging
With so many rules, so many restrictions, more and more police presence, and still cracking down, the officials in towns and cities across the Country Lake are bound to resign before the fun lovers and the party animals’ inevitable attitude.
Even last year, when the pandemic hit, many high school and college students have hit the tourist destinations with the start of spring break. That’s altogether a different story that this led to the virus burst later on, but the spring breakers are ready for travel under any circumstances.
Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater, Miami, Panama City, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Caribbean tourist spots like Cancun, Jamaica and Bahamas are some of the many flocking sites of these spring breakers.
And despite warnings from the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention, high school and college students are more likely to run to these destinations. Ignoring all the warnings, these tourist attractions are again going to see a surging crowd of travelers.
According to officials at the Minneapolis St. Paul International airport, this month of March is going to be the busiest month since last year when the pandemic hit. They are expecting a lot of students on spring break to arrive here. Also, adults and even families are expected to visit the somewhat warmer place during this spring after the restrictive one year. People just want to get away and need a break from the lives experienced within a year of pandemic.
According to Metropolitan Airport Commission, several days have peaked up to 28,000 security clearance by passengers.
This peak was reached last year on December 27, with 22,000 security clearance during the pandemic. But earlier, as many as 35,000 to 45,000 travelers used to commute, especially during the summer breaks.
People are just yelling now to get out of there houses. After spending a full year behind the walls of their homes, they are now willing to step out to travel, to party, to go and enjoy at lovely destinations. According to Kyle Potter, editor of Thrifty traveler, travel is now picking up for both short-term and long-term.
He added that travel is also encouraged by the air services. Airlines these days are offering really inexpensive deals and airfares, especially in this spring season. It is going to lure the travelers back to the sky.
Officials at many tourist destinations are preparing ahead of the official spring breaks to deal with the crowd. At Miami Beach, strict safety measures are implemented throughout the spring break period. It includes restricting the tourists, space restriction in the parking garage, a strict ban on coolers, tents and even alcohol consumption on public beaches. They have also launched an advertising campaign aimed at students to restrict their behavior. Stern warnings from the city officials are released.
According to a Wall Street Journal, Raul Aguila was reported stating in a meeting that the travelers to the Miami beaches are strictly warned against their anything-goes party attitude. He asked the travelers either to follow the guidelines properly or just cancel the tickets for the place.
But seems like even all these stricter and stronger actions are of no avail. The crowds have already flocked to the place. Hotels are expected an occupancy that is 20% higher than last year during this season.
Mayor Dan Gelber reported that when large gatherings are the least things one wants to see, Miami is already witnessing an outsized spring break.
This year, the spring break and travel are just enticing.
With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.