Daily Travel Index

Arrivalist’s Daily Travel Index measures consumer road trips of 50 miles or more in all 50 U.S. states. The data is drawn from a panel of GPS signals representing road trips taken by car. The insights have been prepared to help travel marketers and other industry professionals gauge fluctuations in drive market trips in any of the 50 U.S. states.

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How to Read the Daily Travel Index

The Daily Travel Index is a free, publicly accessible information resource using Arrivalist’s proprietary location data to measure travel activity specifically for trips of at least 50 miles. The Daily Travel Index is intended as a barometer of drive market activity across all 50 states; the chart allows you to look at the fluctuations in drive market activity within a single state or any grouping of states as selected. Please see below for a brief explanation of what is displayed within the chart environment, glossary of terms, how to select data to be displayed in the Daily Travel Index chart and lastly, the methodology used to compile this information.

How to Read the Daily Travel Index

The Daily Travel Index is a free, publicly accessible information resource using Arrivalist’s proprietary location data to measure travel activity specifically for trips of at least 50 miles. The Daily Travel Index is intended as a barometer of drive market activity across all 50 states; the chart allows you to look at the fluctuations in drive market activity within a single state or any grouping of states as selected. Please see below for a brief explanation of what is displayed within the chart environment, glossary of terms, how to select data to be displayed in the Daily Travel Index chart and lastly, the methodology used to compile this information.

How to Read the Daily Travel Index

The Daily Travel Index is a free, publicly accessible information resource using Arrivalist’s proprietary location data to measure travel activity specifically for trips of at least 50 miles. The Daily Travel Index is intended as a barometer of drive market activity across all 50 states; the chart allows you to look at the fluctuations in drive market activity within a single state or any grouping of states as selected. Please see below for a brief explanation of what is displayed within the chart environment, glossary of terms, how to select data to be displayed in the Daily Travel Index chart and lastly, the methodology used to compile this information.

How to Read the Daily Travel Index

The Daily Travel Index is a free, publicly accessible information resource using Arrivalist’s proprietary location data to measure travel activity specifically for trips of at least 50 miles. The Daily Travel Index is intended as a barometer of drive market activity across all 50 states; the chart allows you to look at the fluctuations in drive market activity within a single state or any grouping of states as selected. Please see below for a brief explanation of what is displayed within the chart environment, glossary of terms, how to select data to be displayed in the Daily Travel Index chart and lastly, the methodology used to compile this information.

Glossary

What is an Index: An index is a measure of an average value by which to measure relative change (here, average volume of trips in a day) over time.

Daily Travel Index: A chart depicting the average trip volume in 2019 (Daily Travel Index) and measuring the value for a given day/week/month relative to that index. A given day’s value of 0.34 means that the volume of trips on that date was 34% of the average trip volume in 2019.

Year-over-Year Change: Measures relative change in index value for the same time period prior year. Expressed in percentage format, a value of -72.2% means that the index for 2020 was 72.2% lower than the index for 2019 for the same time period.

Daily Index YoY: Measures the year over year change in the index value for the most recent date available compared to the same day last year. In order to ensure accuracy, all year over year changes reflect the day of the week so that a Friday this year is compared to the same Friday last year.

Weekly View: Allows you to aggregate the index into a weekly format, which follows a Sunday to Saturday format.

Monthly View: Allows you to aggregate the index into a monthly format.

How to Navigate the Daily Travel Index

Selecting a Home State: Select an individual state using the ‘Home State’ dropdown on the right side of the Daily Travel Index chart by first clicking the (All) checkbox at the top; this will clear all selections. Next, select the state you would like to display data for by clicking the checkbox next the state abbreviation and click Apply button at the bottom of the filter for filters to take affect.

Selecting Multiple Home States: Select multiple states using the ‘Home State’ dropdown on the right side of the Daily Travel Index Chart by first clicking the (All) checkbox at the top; this will clear all selections. Next, select the states you would like to display data for by clicking the checkbox next to each state abbreviation and click Apply button at the bottom of the filter for filters to take affect. The displayed chart and index results are an aggregate view of data for all selected states.

Selecting a National Index View: The Daily Travel Index displays the aggregated information for all 50 states by default (to return to this view, simply select the ‘All’ checkbox option at the top of the ‘Home State’ dropdown menu on the right side of the chart.

Methodology

The Daily Travel Index uses a panel of GPS signals representing road trips taken specifically in cars (excludes travel by air). A trip is measured as one where the user has traveled a minimum of 50 miles and spent a minimum of 2 hours at the destination. Commuter travel or other frequently repeated trips (ie cargo deliveries or other reoccurring activities) are excluded from the Daily Travel Index. The Daily Travel Index includes all dates from January 1, 2019 to current day.