Leisure travel is expected to return first, with consumers optimistic about the national distribution of vaccines and with that an ability to travel again in 2021 says an American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) report. The report found that consumers are optimistic about travel, with 56% of Americans saying they are likely to travel for leisure or vacation in 2021. While 34% of adults are already comfortable staying in a hotel, 48% say their comfort is tied to vaccination in some way.
Despite modest improvements in 2021, business travel revenue is ultimately not expected to return to 2019 levels until 2024. “COVID-19 has wiped out 10 years of hotel job growth. Yet the hallmark of hospitality is endless optimism, and I am confident in the future of our industry,” concluded Chip Rogers, president and CEO of AHLA.
“People are anxious to travel,” added Bernadette Champion of Champion Services Travel. Champion, will join Ruth Bridges of Aviva Travel on an informative Port Harlem Talk Radio podcast Thursday, March 18 8p-9p EST. The duo will talk about upcoming planned tours and finding an agency and tour that fits your needs. Champion focuses on cultural tours; Aviva on women-centric tours.
Here is a list of updated tour plans by Aviva Vacations and Champion Travel Services:
National Black Theatre Festival
August 5-8, 2021
AMTRAK-San Francisco Trip from Phoenix, AZ
October 24-28, 2021
Savannah Literary Retreat
November 12 - 14, 2021
New Zealand and Sydney
March 14 - 22, 2022
Spain and Morocco Tour
May 12 - 25, 2022
Singapore and Bali
June 7 - 16, 2022
July 12 - 21, 2022