The travel industry felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic particularly hard. While pandemic concerns continue to curtail travel spending, pockets of pent-up demand and pandemic-driven lifestyle shifts point to encouraging travel industry trends in the year ahead.
For the travel industry, 2022 is about more than simply watching air passenger volumes increase and hotel occupancy rates pick up as visitors return to cities and beaches. Some trip types will fare better than others, and some demographic groups will lag. In general, the pandemic brought changes to the way we live and work. Some of those changes are likely to continue to affect travel once the health crisis subsides.