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Latest Insights on Air Travel

September 24, 2021

OAG surveyed more than 1,800 U.S. travelers in July and August to analyze how travel behaviors are changing. Their main takeaway was that travelers are flying again – but the skies look very different and the air air travel market recovery remains turbulent. Here are some research highlights: Those who haven’t resumed flying yet attribute…

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Public Opinion on Vaccine Mandates

September 24, 2021

Gallup’s ongoing survey recently showed a major shift in opinions about vaccine mandates. While the majority of Americans have been in favor of vaccination requirements for airplanes (61%) and attending events with large crowds (58%) since April, opinions have just recently shifted to be in favor of vaccine requirements for hotels (53%) and dining in…

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Hotels Hurting Without Business Travel

September 24, 2021

According to a recent report released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the hotel industry is projected to end the year down by more than $59 billion in business travel revenue in comparison to 2019. This comes after losing nearly $49 billion in business travel revenue in 2020. Business travel (corporate, group, government and…

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Airfare Set To Drop This Fall

September 20, 2021

As the summer comes to a close and leisure travelers hibernate for the fall, airlines are facing a shortage of business travelers that would normally help fill the gap until the Thanksgiving or Christmas travel season. Airfares this season, as a result, are expected to be lower than fall 2019 levels as airlines entice leisure…

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Job Openings Hit Record High

September 20, 2021

At the end of July, the number of job openings hit a record high of 10.9 million. Additionally, the number of people leaving their jobs is also at record levels (2.7%). Learn more.

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Covid-Related Restrictions Cost the U.S. Millions Daily

September 17, 2021

A new study found that the current Covid-related restrictions along the borders of the United States are causing a potential daily loss of nearly $198 million. According to data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), less than 50% of the top 20 most important markets in terms of inbound tourism spending have been…

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Yellowstone Sets Monthly Tourism Record

September 17, 2021

Nearly 1 million people visited Yellowstone National Park in August, setting a new record for that month (+4.5% from 2020). Officials believe that the summer surge in travel – combined now with more travelers planning outdoor trips and activities because of the rise of the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus – led to the record visitation,…

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Consumer Spending Shifts Towards Services

September 8, 2021

Retail sales fell this summer, reflecting a steady shift in spending from retail purchases to services such as restaurants. This is likely an indication that consumers are growing more price conscious as inflation picks up. Additionally, a recent report from the University of Michigan shows that buying conditions deteriorated to the lowest point since April…

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What The Shipping Crisis Means For The Holidays

September 8, 2021

The vast network of ports, container vessels and trucking companies that moves goods around the world is badly tangled, and the cost of shipping is skyrocketing. Unresolved snags, and the emergence of new problems including the Delta variant, mean shoppers are likely to face higher prices and fewer choices this holiday season. In fact, many…

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Southwest Trims Flight Schedule

September 8, 2021

Due to staffing shortages and inclement weather that led to high numbers of delayed or even cancelled flights this summer, Southwest has announced a plan to trim its flight schedule to combat these issues. The company plans to cut its September schedule by 27 flights per day (<1%) and its October schedule by 162 flights…

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