Hotel Bookings Globally Hit Their Highest Point Since the Start of the Pandemic – By Mike Ford, Founder and Managing Director at SiteMinder

While uncertainty continues to dominate headlines, there is a new constant that remains chronically underreported. Booked travel. In fact, it’s now been four consecutive months that hotel bookings globally have remained over 60% of 2019 levels. As I write this, they’re sitting at 70% – their highest point since the pandemic began. Let’s examine why.

June 2021 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

U.S. airlines carried 61.4 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in June 2021, seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The airlines carried 10.9% more passengers, seasonally adjusted, in June of this year than in May and 302% more than in June 2020, but 20% fewer than in pre-pandemic June 2019.