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

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

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

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

Independence Day Travel Insights

Published on Jul 9, 2020 in Blog, Daily Travel Index

Before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, we predicted that around 36.8 million Americans would hit the road to celebrate Independence day, bringing us down 11% from the same weekend last year. Data from the weekend is here, and it turns out travel over the Fourth of July weekend was even busier than initially predicted…. Read More