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Holidays are usually for gatherings but many get-togethers are complicated or canceled because of COVID-19.

USA TODAY

If you don’t want to be haunted by procrastination guilt, book your holiday trips by Halloween and you’ll be rewarded with low airfares unseen in recent years, an online travel booking service is recommending.

Travel costs are dramatically lower this year because fewer people are willing to make their traditional journeys home or to be with loved ones because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The service, Hopper, says in its 2020 Holiday Guidance Report that only 39% of those surveyed say they plan to travel this year, with 55% of them saying it will be their first trips since the pandemic began. 

Other surveys have noted the relatively low percentage of holiday travelers this year. AAA’s survey found 67% are uncertain about taking a vacation and travel site Travelocity discovered 57% say they