Sector and Market Forecasts and Updates #1
Accommodations – Kelsey Waite, Business Development Executive, Destinations, STR
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted destinations of all sizes across the globe. This session will look at which markets have started to recover, and which still have a long journey ahead of them. We will share STR’s outlook for recovery for the US, Canada, and major domestic and international markets.
International Inbound Travel to U.S. – Mark Brown, Economist, US Department of Commerce
Mark will provide an update on pre-coronavirus and current international travel metrics for the USA and the world and summarize the recent substantial overhaul of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s travel exports and imports accounts system. He will also provide an outlook for international global travel and inbound travel to the USA based on the most recent trends impacting international travel and on surveys of international travelers and organizations.
Attractions – Steven Paganelli, Head of Destination Marketing Sales, TripAdvisor
As the travel sector’s “recovery” from COVID-19 occurs in fits and starts, TripAdvisor will share analysis of the relationship between what travelers tell us in surveys and their actual behaviors on-site – how they’ve evolved throughout the pandemic, the near-term forecast, and the signals all this may represent for long-term recovery.
Moderator: Terry Berggren, Director of Client Experience, Infutor
Sponsored by: Dean Runyan Associates and Travel Market Insights