The pandemic has muted demand for vacation getaways, with AAA numbers forecasting that overall travel will be on the decline from July to September. Consumers are also looking to stay local, with Airbnb noting that the majority of domestic U.S. bookings since the beginning of April have been for trips within 300 miles. At the same time, a greater proportion of consumers are purchasing retail goods online than they did previously. All this, Today in Data.
60%: Minimum share of domestic U.S. bookings since the beginning of April for trips within 300 miles.
35.7%: Portion of U.S. consumers buying retail goods online as of May 23.
21.3%: Share of U.S. consumers who were ordering from restaurants as of May 23.
20%: Minimum portion of bookings over the Fourth of July weekend that are in listings in rural areas.
15%: Rate by which overall travel is projected to be down during the July through September season.