“The figures are really good news. We all know that covid caused a precipitous drop in the number of international travelers booking flights to the United States last year. We believe there is a correlation between the great work being done in this country to get vaccines administered and the uptick in interest in travel to the US,” commented Glenn Cusano, Co-CEO and CFO of Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair and One Travel.
Country Origin to USA Flight Tickets Purchased
Jan to March
Cusano continues, “Tourism means more than airline tickets. Restaurants, hotels, tours and attractions, and retail sales in general benefit from the presence of our international visitors. The latest CDC vaccination information shows that 32.6% of Americans have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. As those percentages increase, we expect to see further growth in international visitors to the USA.”
Increasing willingness to travel comes as welcome news for the hard-hit travel and tourism industry.