There are many business owners in the hospitality industry who are getting nervous about the possibility of a lean time over the summer season as more people are deciding to change their travel plans due to the increasing cost of travel.
We are already seeing the affect that the increased price of fuel is having and this, coupled with the difficulty many people have faced with their mortgages has made cost cutting a necessity.
People are more inclined to have vacations closer to home and use the money that they have saved from the reduced fuel bill to enjoy local activities.
For many businesses in the hospitality industry, this is the time of the year when they have to earn the majority of their income and to have the cost of a barrel of oil to pass the $127 mark is bad news for their summer season.
Not only do they have to contend with the possibility of less occupancy but they also have the added costs that are associated with any area of their business that requires freight.
So how will your travel plans be affected by the increase in the price of fuel?
If you are like many people who are trying to stay within their budget then your travel plans might need to be considered too.
Maybe it is time to look closer at sharing transport with others and the costs associated with that travel.
The budget minded person could find that this will not only save on the fuel bill but add a new and fun dimension to their holiday plans.
You can save gas and drastically reduce your running expenses.
How would you like to keep more of that hard earned cash that you are currently pumping into the atmosphere with the inefficient vehicles that the automobile manufacturers are selling to you?