U.S. travel rate dipped to 21% in January, marking the second worst month since the pandemic started. But Americans are hopeful for a better 2021 ahead and travel companies need to be prepared.
The coronavirus has hit Europe hard, but the region will continue to receive accolades as the largest destination and largest source market for many years to come. Let's brush up on our understanding of European travelers, and see how COVID-19 has impacted their travel patterns.
The dark winter for the U.S. travel industry continued in December. Travel rate dipped to 28%, only three percentage points higher than March. However, the promise of wider-spread vaccinations and a new President seems to give the Americans confidence to travel again in 2021.
Glad this year is finally over? Us too! In its annual outlook, Skift Research looks forward to the big themes and challenges that it believes are in store for the travel industry as it begins the long uphill climb to recovery next year.
In November, 32% of Americans traveled, wiping out all the slow gains since May. With raging new COVID cases across the country, this bleak travel number might actually be too high to help control the virus spread.
In October, 37.8% of Americans traveled, marking the smallest monthly increase since reaching the low point in April. Will the changing course of the pandemic, with a new President and possible vaccine, give the U.S. travel industry a much-needed boost in the coming months?
Labor Day weekend didn’t provide a much-needed boost for the U.S travel sector. In September, 37% of Americans traveled, barely one percentage point higher than in August. The path of travel recovery ahead might be even rockier with summer vacation officially behind us.
Summer was near the end and while still high, the number of new COVID cases declined substantially from the peak of July. Yet, the travel rate did not go up along this track. In August, 36% of Americans traveled, only one percentage point higher than in July.
Despite rising new COVID cases, 35% of Americans traveled in July. But most are not taking their typical summer vacations.
The U.S. travel rate climbed to 24% in May, after dipping to 19% in April. However, a full travel recovery might take a very long time as more people start to realize COVID-19 is a longer-term battle.
When and how consumers will travel again might have a lot to do with how their lives are impacted by COVID-19. Our April travel tracker analysis delves into the details.
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