AS MANY AS 60 percent of Americans are likely to stay in hotels this year, more than last year, according to two surveys commissioned by the American Hotel &
Lodging Association. The survey findings apply to business and leisure travelers, with most saying they are travelling as much as or more than they did pre-pandemic.
Hotels are the top lodging choice among travelers for business and leisure in the next three months, the new national Hotel Booking Index survey research
commissioned by AHLA and conducted by Morning Consult has revealed. According to the surveys, conducted on Dec. 16 to 19 and Dec. 28 to Jan. 2, 52 percent of
adults would choose to stay in hotels in the next three months, while 76 percent of potential business travelers would be most likely to stay in a hotel during the
Besides, business travelers indicate that nearly 70 percent of their employers have either returned to the pre-pandemic normal or increased amounts of business travel.
The survey said that 51 percent of business travelers said that share of employees expected or encouraged to travel for work is now the same as before the pandemic,
while another 20 percent said it’s more than before. About 53 percent of business travelers said that the average length of business trips is now the same as before
the pandemic, while another 20 percent said it’s more than before.