Domestic Business Travel Leads Positive 2016 Travel Results
According to the US Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index, travel to and within the US in 2016 grew 2.4 percent from December 2015. This was led by renewed strength in the domestic business travel sector.
Following a strong showing in November’s data for domestic business, the sector’s immediate growth declined slightly in December 2016. However, the forecast in the Leading Travel Index indicates that domestic business travel’s growth rate will rebound, and catch up to that of domestic leisure travel – the sector that has typically led US travel growth.
The index includes both current travel, measured the number of person-trips involving hotel stays and/or flights each month, and a future travel predictions, based on the likely average pace and direction of business and leisure travel, both domestic and international inbound.
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