Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, U.S. Travel has created a host of resources that destinations can leverage. The research, policy proposals and CARES Act resources cited below contain state-specific data as well as relief options that DMOs, CVBs and political subdivisions can take advantage of. We will update this page and add more information as it becomes available. 

 

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COVID-19 Travel Industry Research

U.S. Travel regularly compiles real-time data and insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on destinations across the country, as well as information on traveler sentiment and trends. 

  • Travel Recovery Insights Dashboard: The most comprehensive and centralized source for high-frequency intelligence on the U.S. Travel industry and broader economy. View the dashboard.
  • Monthly Travel Data Report: A forward-looking monthly summary of the latest economic, consumer and travel indicators, trends and analysis. View the latest report.
  • Monthly Workforce Data: Leisure and hospitality employment data updates on a monthly basis. View the latest.
  • Monthly Analysis: Tourism Economics has a monthly outlook on travel spending in the U.S. including a look at regional and state-by-state breakdown. View the March report.
  • Tracking Search and Booking Behavior: Follow travel-related consumer behavior and strategize how to adapt to changing trends with ADARA’s real-time data. Updated daily
  • Daily Trends Tracker by Car: The Daily Travel Index from Arrivalist measures consumer road trips of 50 miles or more by residents from all 50 states. Updated approximately every 48 hours
  • Impact of Coronavirus on Travel Intentions: MMGY’s new survey tracks traveler sentiment and looks at impact on travel with regard to planning, booking and cancellations, as well as intention to travel over the next six months. View the December 2020 T.
  • Tracking Traveler Sentiment​ : Longwoods International is monitoring key findings on traveler sentiment around coronavirus to better navigate the current travel environment each week. Highlights from the March 17 survey.
  • Insights into Americans + Travel: This weekly survey by Destinations Analysts tracks key consumer perceptions, attitudes and behaviors of American business and leisure travelers. Key findings from March 29.
  • Fall Travel Index: TripAdvisor's latest fall travel index reveals consumer sentiments and their plans for travel this fall. View the findings. 
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Destination Marketing Web Traffic: Simpleview's dashboard looks at data for 200 DMO websites, providing a way to benchmark your website metrics to the industry as a whole. The dashboard is updated daily. Other industry resources can be found on Simpleview's COVID-19 resources page.
  • Travel Depression: New analysis reveals that while the economy is in the midst of a recession, the travel industry is in a depression: overall travel industry unemployment is 51%—twice the unemployment of the worst year of the Great Depression. View the full fact sheet and sample social messaging
  • DMOs Impact: U.S. Travel published data displaying the economic impact if all DMOs went out of business. View full fact sheet
     

 

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CARES Act Relief Resources

U.S. Travel has created guides for destinations to determine their eligibility for CARES Act relief options and how they can apply. 

 

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COVID-19 Policy Priorities

U.S. Travel continues to advocate aggressively for additional relief for DMOs and CVBs of all statuses and structures.

 

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 U.S. Travel has created guidance for destinations to walk them through the steps of recovery.