Tripadvisor launches service with bigger discounts on hotels, flights

As more Americans receive vaccine shots and states lift Covid-19 restrictions, Tripadvisor announced Wednesday the launch of Tripadvisor Plus, a travel subscription service that will provide U.S. customers with access to savings and other perks. The service is priced at $99 a year.

U.S. airlines have already seen an increase in flight bookings for the summer, and the Transportation Security Administration recently screened more than 2 million people at U.S. airports, the most since the Covid pandemic began early last year.

The resurging travel demand is also resulting in higher fares. Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer attributed the trend to the