U.S. Travel Association Reveals International Travel On The Decline
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The latest data from a key travel industry group paints a worrisome picture for the months ahead—particularly when it comes to international travel.
Last week, the U.S. Travel Association revealed in its Travel Trends Index that June was the worst month for travel to and within the U.S. since September 2018 and that international travel had contracted over a six-month period for the first time since 2015. While domestic leisure travel continued to grow, international inbound travel dragged down the overall numbers.
The index uses a 100-point scale. A rating above 50 signifies growth. If the index hovers around 50, the industry is stagnant, and if it falls below 50, the industry is contracting. The overall index in June was 51.2, and it is forecast to fall to 50.9 percent six months from now; for international travel alone, June’s index was 49.6, with a six-month forecast of 49.9.
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