International Air Traveler Count Increasing
NEW YORK, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Some heartening news for the US travel industry, and the US economy, as leading online travel agency CheapOair sheds some light on interest in international to domestic airline tickets purchased through the end of March 2021.
Airline ticket sales illustrate growing worldwide confidence in visiting the USA
Overall, the indicators for incoming international visitors are very positive. CheapOair's data shows a global increase of 64% when comparing March activity to that of January 2021.
"The figures are really good news. We all know that covid caused a precipitous drop in the number of international travelers booking flights to the United States last year. We believe there is a correlation between the great work being done in this country to get vaccines administered and the uptick in interest in travel to the US," commented Glenn Cusano, Co-CEO and CFO of Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair and One Travel.
Cusano continues, "Tourism means more than airline tickets. Restaurants, hotels, tours and attractions and retail sales in general benefit from the presence of our international visitors. The latest CDC vaccination information shows that 32.6% of Americans have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. As those percentages increase, we expect to see further growth in international visitors to the USA."
Increasing willingness to travel comes as welcome news for the hard-hit travel and tourism industry.
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