Priceline, an online travel agency that is part of Booking Holdings Inc., has revealed that the travel industry around the world is completely devastated by the pandemic.
Over the past year, people have had to stay at home to reduce the potential for prolonged transmission. Although in fact, until now the pandemic has not stopped.
It was the pandemic that lasted quite a long time with a very slow recovery that made travel trends change. In the US, according to Priceline, the change in travel trends is evident.
When it comes to air travel, lodging, and car rental, Americans are now prioritizing warm tropical destinations such as Hawaii, Las Vegas, Mexico, and Orlando.
They are also increasingly thinking about the cost of a stay that is more rational than before. At least the top 10 travel destinations they selected offered an average lodging rate of under US$140 a night.
Because the pandemic is still worrying, US tourists today prefer local to international travel to protect their health. As much as 70% of car rentals are used for local trips.