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Car-mageddon: Rental Car Prices Expected to Soar

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Here’s something that Hertz so bad: rental car prices are expected to be very expensive while companies try to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plus, New York will officially lift is quarantine order for visitors from within the United States.

Those are some of today’s travel headlines that caught my eye. I thought you, too, may enjoy them.

“A Car Rental Apocalypse”

“Remember the good old pre-pandemic days,” muses Forbes’ Laura Begley Bloom, “when you could plan a trip somewhere, then show up at the airport car-rental counter upon arrival and find a cheap last-minute vehicle for your trip? … Those days are gone.”

Many car rental companies sold off inventories and/or declared bankrupcty when travel plunged because of COVID-19. But now that more people travel again, the supply apparently can’t keep up with demand.

New York Ending Quarantine Requirement for US Travelers on April 1

Travelers to New York who arrive from another US state or territory won’t be subjected to the Empire State’s 14-day quarantine rule. The new rule goes into effect on April 1.

Self-imposed quarantines are still encouraged, though. International travelers are still required to quarnatine upon arrival.

Curious that this all starts on April Fool’s Day…

Elsewhere…

Delta Is Bringing All Its Pilots Off the Sidelines: Will Passengers Follow?

Spring Break Photos Show Huge Maskless Crowds Partying in Florida

Massachusetts travel order: Those who have received full doses of Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine do not need to quarantine

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Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Rene’s Points For Better Travel and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


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