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Americans Took 35% Fewer Road Trips for Thanksgiving

Published on Nov 30, 2020 in Blog, Daily Travel Index, General, Uncategorized

U.S. travelers threw their Thanksgiving road trip plans in reverse in 2020, defying predictions for one of the busiest road trip occasions of the year, and heeding the advice of public health experts who warned Americans to refrain from traveling during the holiday against the backdrop of a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. Road… Read More

Americans took more road trips over Labor Day than any holiday in 2020, Arrivalist Data Shows

Published on Nov 24, 2020 in Blog, Daily Travel Index, General

Initial Data indicates Labor Day travel by car rose to within 4.3% of the same period in day 2019   Road Trips that initiated in some states – like Florida – increased in 2020 compared to 2019 A first look at Arrivalist Daily Travel Index – comparing trips starting Friday, 2020 to the same Friday of… Read More

The Return of the Road Trip with Destinations International

Published on Jul 29, 2020 in Blog, Daily Travel Index

Arrivalists’s VP, Insights, Ktimene Axetell, Joined Destinations International to discuss the return of the road trip in the wake of COVID-19. COVID-19 most definitely changed the way in which we travel, but it certainly hasn’t stopped our desire to visit destinations near and far. All current signs point to more “travel by car” than ever… Read More

Dog Days of Summer Travel: Week of July 20th Update

Published on Jul 26, 2020 in Blog, Daily Travel Index, General

Road trip activity slows across the country in the weeks following the 4th of July holiday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and public sentiment on the enthusiasm for travel continues to wane according to surveys conducted by market research companies Longwoods International and Destination Analysts. Overall, the national average for consumer road trips for… Read More

Overall Road Trip Activity Continues Upward Trend on the weekend of July 10th, Despite Increasing COVID Cases

Published on Jul 13, 2020 in Blog, Daily Travel Index, General

US Summer road trip activity, as measured by Arrivalist’s Daily Travel Index, initially cooled on the weekdays following July 3rd, 2020 – the busiest travel day of 2020. On the following Monday and Tuesday, the Daily Travel Index (“DTI”) retracted to -30.2% and -32.2% – roughly the same levels where weekday road trip activity had… Read More