The travel industry was one of the business sectors impacted the most by the global pandemic. Today, we look at how business and pleasure travel is shaping up for the summer months.
How bad was 2020?
Prior to the pandemic, U.S. travel accounted for $1.1 trillion in economic impact and 6% of the workforce.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. travel was down by $492.3 billion in 2020 from the year before. Domestic travel was down $355.4 billion and leisure travel was down $247.7 billion.
TSA checkpoint travel numbers
For May 10 (each year)
- 2021: 1,657,722
- 2020: 215,645
- 2019: 2,512,315
Sources: U.S. Travel Association, TSA, Destination Analysts, Forbes, fiftygrande.com, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, tripit.com
Originally Appeared On: https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/19/coronavirus-how-travel-is-expected-to-improve-this-summer/