It’s not just the price of turkey that will test your wallet this Thanksgiving.

November 23rd, 2022

The cost of traveling to get where you are going is through the roof!


Today’s post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc

According to a really informative and well written and researched article in NerdWallet by Sally French and Sam Kemmis, while overall prices rose by 0.4 percent over the past month, prices within the travel industry were more mixed. Hotel prices decreased slightly by a half a percent month-over-month, but airfares rose a hefty 3.5% in that same period.

And in line with the broader inflation trend, almost all travel prices are still largely still higher than what they were this time last year — and even higher than what they were pre-pandemic. Airfares are up 43% compared to this time last year. Rental cars, which are still down from their record highs set in 2021, are up 47% from their pre-pandemic prices when comparing this month’s average prices with the same month in 2019.

 These are yet additional examples of prices that do not need to be as high as they are. There are ways to mitigate these costs, but you should have been considering that in February and March. And you should have been engaging SafeSourcing Inc.

SafeSourcing is a Procure to Pay SaaS based provider of a number of e-Procurement solutions and associated white glove services that are part of our SaaS offered SafeSourceIt™ eSourcing suite. These include but are not limited to SafeContract™, SafePO™, SafeDocument™ and our SafeSourceIt™ Global Supplier Database that includes over 557,000 vendor/suppliers.

For more information, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Services Associate.


  1. Sally French and Sam Kemmis, NerdWallet



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