Entries by Destination Analysts

The 2021 U.S. Destination Hot List

From sunny Florida to cool Alaska, what U.S. destinations are American travelers looking to visit in the next 12 months?     COVID-19 continues to impact the way Americans experience travel and has muted their desire for travel inspiration. The chart below illustrates American travelers’ interest in learning about new, exciting travel experiences and destinations […]

Someone Thinks the Governor of Vermont is an Alien and Other Things We Learned From the Ski Industry

The above headline represents a real comment the General Manager of Jay Peak Resort in Vermont received from a guest who was protesting the resort’s requirement that he wear a face-covering in areas with other guests around. We note it here, as this type of griping unfortunately represents what many travel and hospitality professionals frequently […]

Update on American Travel in the Period of Coronavirus—Week of November 30th

Nearly 14% of Americans report they took a trip for Thanksgiving 2020. Although government-imposed restrictions and virus anxieties are acting as a depressant on travel sentiment right now, 44% of American travelers agree they are taking a major vacation after a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, and Americans’ Destination Hot List is looking nearly identical to […]

Moving the Travel Industry Forward on “Destinations. Passport to Travel & Hospitality”

Listen in on the recent episode of radio show Destinations. Passport to Travel & Hospitality, featuring Dave Bratton, Destination Analysts’ Founder and Managing Director. With a mission to serve as the broadcast voice of tourism, talk radio show Destinations. Passport to Travel & Hospitality features thought leaders and industry professionals who discuss current and emerging […]

Update on American Travel in the Period of Coronavirus—Week of November 23rd

As Americans head into Thanksgiving week—the fourth major travel holiday during this pandemic—record COVID-19 cases across the country continues to devastate sentiment about near-term travel and the industry’s ability to inspire new, incremental trips. However, there are indicators that the impact on travel may not be as deep or long-lasting as previous surges.     […]

How US Border Destinations are Faring with COVID-19’s Impact

Until the COVID-19 pandemic upended the world we knew, cross-border travel along our Canadian and Mexican borders had been a way of everyday modern life. In addition to the important cultural contributions, this travel was quite a significant contributor to the US economy. In 2019, of the 79.3 million international visitors to the United States, […]

The Present & Future of Live Events

They are exhilarating. They raise our spirits. They bring us together. But the future of in-person concerts, festivals and live events is currently uncertain. Although 75 percent of those Americans who actually attended a live event since the onset of the pandemic in March felt “safe” or “very safe” at said event, nearly nine-in-ten American […]