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Tour Operators See Promising Signs for Early Return to Travel


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Apr 29, 2020
The United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) revealed the results of a survey among its active members
More than half (57%) of USTOA’s active members reported that bookings for 2021 are mostly comprised of rebooked guests from cancelled 2020 departures, while 32% of members reported 2021 bookings were from preexisting reservations made prior to the COVID outbreak. Just 11% represent new bookings made in 2020.
A vast majority (80%) of active member’s bookings are for international destinations, with the remaining 20% of bookings for North American destinations.
More than 50% of those queried predict that U.S. domestic travel will open back up by this year, with 30% anticipating domestic operations restarting by September 2020 and 26% predicting travel returning as early as July 2020.