Monthly Travel Data Report (2022-09-01)| U.S. Travel Association

Forward looking monthly summary of the latest economic, consumer and travel indicators, trends and analysis. This monthly member-only communication features the Recovery and Growth Insights Dashboard as well as the latest data and trends affecting travel’s recovery. Analysis of the broader economy and its impact on travel will provide unique insights to help travel businesses make informed and timely decisions.

The Recovery and Growth Insights Dashboard developed in collaboration with Tourism Economics, is supported by more than a 20 data sources. The dashboard is the most comprehensive and centralized source for high-frequency intelligence on the U.S. travel industry, tracking industry performance, travel volumes and predictive indicators of recovery including air and lodging forecasts, DMO website traffic, convention and group trends, travel spending and losses, traveler sentiment, among others to measure the health of the industry.

Key August Highlights:

  • Travel spending was roughly at 2019 levels in July, which marked the fourth consecutive month that spending, was at, or above, 2019 levels
  • According to Morning Consult’s recently released State of Travel and Hospitality, as of July, 36% of Americans plan to travel in the next three months, down from 39% in April
  • The return of business travel continues to be uneven. According to STR, company policy is limiting corporate business travel demand—not employee desire
  • Overseas visitation picked up its pace of growth at the start of the summer—recovering from -41% in June to -35% in July—but remains far behind pre-pandemic levels