Flight bookings to and within the United States have already surpassed 70% of pre-pandemic levels, according to statistics from Travelport, a global technology business that manages travel bookings for hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels worldwide.
That’s a good indication for the speedy recovery of the US travel sector, which according to the US travel association is worth $233 billion per year and lost $1.5 billion in spending from Canadians, Europeans, and Britons alone during the border shutdown period.
According to Travelport statistics for November, the top-booked destinations are New York, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, in that order. However, the location with the broadest range of tourists in Las Vegas, which appears in numerous premutation on the list of top 100 itineraries booked between other nations and the United States.
Here’s a quick rundown of who’s travelling where and what they might need to know when they get there:
New York: The top three inbound markets are the UK (18% of tourists), Canada (6%), and Mexico (5%). According to a variety of travel organisations, the city is predicted to be the top winter vacation destination.
Miami: The top three incoming markets are Argentina (14%), the UK (10%), and Brazil (8%). One of the most popular spots for Americans to decamp from frigid winters amid lockdowns. Next month arrives Art Basel and all of its associated social gatherings, which will most likely be the ideal occasion to pretend the epidemic never happened at all.
Orlando: The top three inbound markets are the UK (46%), Brazil (10%), and Canada (8%). The parks are in full swing as Walt Disney World celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Los Angeles: The top three inbound markets are Mexico (15%), Canada (9%), and the UK (8%). A $1 billion tourism revenue forecast for November and December 2021 will assist. Getting here is pricey; flights to Los Angeles are 33% more expensive than in 2019, but average U.S. airfares are 7% lower than in 2019.
San Francisco: The top three inbound markets are the UK (14%), India (10%), and Mexico (9%). Beyond the typical outdoor dining setups, the tech executives who left during lockdowns have largely returned to find a city that is heavily investing in outdoor festivals, murals, and alfresco performing arts.