Data Point 7: Cautious First Steps in the Summer

Summary: U.S. travelers are cautiously starting to plan trips in the coming weeks. 52% are planning some sort of trip, with a focus on road trips and visiting friends & relatives (VFR). 40% are not planning any travel while 9% will have a “staycation” experience (including day trips in their local community).

Bottom Line: The recovery is starting but will likely proceed slowly and irregularly through 2020. Momentum will likely build over the summer months if case numbers stay moderate but considerable doubts remain on the outlook for travel into the fall and winter.

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