If you need to get somewhere outside the downtown area, you’re covered there as well; the Go Anywhere shuttle will take you to any point within a three-mile radius of High Point. The free airport and hotel shuttles are also available on a regular schedule throughout Market Week. “Renting a car isn’t really necessary,” Allen notes, “unless you want the convenience of not having to plan around a shuttle schedule. While on-site parking is limited in the Market area, free park-and-ride lots are conveniently located and easy to use.”
If you’ve ever heard someone say you can get great travel deals by booking at the last minute, put that out of your mind right now. About eight weeks before each Market’s opening day, flights, rental car reservations, and hotels start to fill up quickly – those that don’t can get awfully expensive.
“That always kills me, people saying, ‘Well I thought I could get something because it was getting closer,’” Allen says. “This past Market proved everyone wrong on that theory. Within 30 days of opening day, we had basically nothing. It’s supply and demand.”
According to Allen, “Your magic number should be 60. At 60 days to Market, bookings begin to increase substantially and prices start to rise. So make sure you get all your reservations prior to that mark if you want the best deals and most choices.” If you do find yourself making last-minute plans, you may be able to find more hotel options on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Quite a few Market guests want to be back at their businesses as the work week begins, so rooms do start to free up as you get deeper into Market Week.
“No matter when you start making your plans or how long you plan to stay, please remember, we’re here to help,” says Allen. “If you ever need assistance booking a flight, rental car, or room, just call Travel Quest Inc. at 336.434.3867.”