November 07, 2018

Survey shows slowdown in domestic and inbound travel

Growth in U.S. domestic travel is leveling off after displaying months of robust growth, according to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association.

In addition, U.S. Travel said that the international market will not expand any further in the next six months.

The organization found that although overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 1.6% year over year in September, its Travel Trends Index (TTI) found that domestic travel rates decelerated to a 1.8% increase, with business travel appearing to have plateaued and leisure travel accounting for the small growth.

International travel was up 4.4% in September year over year, but U.S. Travel said that since inbound had dropped 2.2% in September 2017, the year-over-year improvement "is liable to appear overinflated."

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