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Travel Trends Index: Steady April Growth, But International Outlook Alarms

U.S. Travel Association | June 5, 2019

ANAHEIM, CA (June 4, 2019) — Overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% in April, including an expected 5.6% recovery surge in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. But the predictive Leading Travel Index—which has proven to be an accurate forecast of official U.S. government arrivals data—warns that the one-month international figure is a flash in the pan, and growth of the inbound market will slow to an anemic 0.8% through October. The data fuels worries that the U.S. continues to miss out on robust growth of the lucrative and competitive global travel market. Long-haul arr...

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