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Subscriptions are coming to travel, should you get on board?

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 17:37:35-04

The subscription pricing model is trending in the travel industry.

Though it might be a familiar payment option for your favorite streaming platform or at-home meal kit, it’s taking new shapes in tourism.

Alaska Airlines recently launched a subscription service for West Coast flyers, offering 1-cent flights (on top of a monthly fee) for flights between California, Nevada and Arizona.

And for $2,500 a month, holders of the Inspirato Pass can book luxury travel accommodations at premium vacation rentals and high-end hotels.

Though these membership services usually don’t make sense for the average traveler, they could be a good fit for a niche market.