GREENVILLE, Wis. (NBC 26) — As people start to feel more comfortable traveling this summer, airports are seeing a sharp increase in fliers.
But With heavy tourism expected to Northeast Wisconsin in the next few months, some rental car companies are seeing a shortage in vehicles.
“We’ve been hearing that there is a rental car shortage and that prices have been skyrocketing,” Appleton Airport Marketing Coordinator Hollie Raab said.
Travelers around the region and the nation are looking for ways to get around.
“It’s [travel] just kind of exploded over the past couple months,” Raab said. “And even looking back at March, we were back to 80 percent of our numbers from 2019. … Obviously, that has a big part in why there is a rental car shortage right now.”
A manager at National Car Rental at the Appleton Airport says she is already seeing bookings for July. But delays in vehicle production are posing a problem for local companies.
“We feel like it’s gonna be a big summer…