Entries by Destination Analysts

Travel Sentiment Is a Reliable Leading Indicator for Hotel Performance

Level of Excitement for Theoretical Getaways Predicts Following Month’s Hotel Occupancy Guest Post by Chelsea McCready, Senior Director of Hospitality Market Analytics for Costar Group Travel sentiment has been a hot topic since the onset of the pandemic. Hotels, airlines, tourism marketing organizations and hospitality investors are desperate to understand how potential travelers are thinking […]

Update on American Travel Trends & Sentiment—Week of October 4th

Americans’ travel marketability continues to gradually recover from the Delta-variant damage but travelers are feeling more financial stress lately and some uncertainty about vaccine protection. Meanwhile, the reopening of the U.S. border to vaccinated international visitors is generating excitement for travel. And with the rash of poorly-behaved passenger incidents on airplanes lately, the concept of […]

Update on American Travel Trends & Sentiment—Week of September 20th

Resigned that COVID is not going away anytime soon, the majority of travelers support regulations proposed to enhance traveler safety—from NFL games to the office. Fortunately, feelings of normalcy and optimism are starting to return and more Americans are once again marketable for travel. IMPORTANT: These findings are brought to you from our independent research, […]

There is a Will to Meet, We Just Have to Find a Way to Overcome.

A Window into the Current State of the Meetings Industry   During our webinar on August 23rd, Destination Analysts’ President & CEO, Erin Francis-Cummings, interviewed a panel of meeting planners to discuss what’s top-of-mind as they plan future events and how destinations can set themselves apart to gain their business. You can watch the full […]

A Deeper Dive Into Support for Indoor Vaccine Mandates

In our survey of 1,200 American travelers fielded August 18-20, 2021 we examined current opinions and feelings related to pandemic mitigation measures (you can read the full summary here), specifically the COVID-19 vaccine mandates for indoor activities like bars, restaurants and gyms, undertaken by cities like New York and San Francisco, and being weighed by […]

Update on American Travel Trends & Sentiment—Week of August 23rd

Under the shadow of the Delta variant, the majority of American travelers support both indoor masking requirements, as well as vaccine mandates for certain indoor activities right now. And they remained committed to travel, with 80% reporting trip plans. IMPORTANT: These findings are brought to you from our independent research, which is not sponsored, conducted […]

Update on American Travel Trends & Sentiment—Week of July 26th

Optimism about the coronavirus situation in the U.S. has plummeted and regression in safety perceptions has caused Americans to feel we’ve lost ground on the progress made towards a return to normalcy. The Delta variant is also disrupting Americans’ trip plans with 25.4% having postponed an upcoming trip and 18.9% cancelling a trip specifically due […]