For three consecutive months now, hotel bookings globally have remained above 60% of 2019 levels – and, unlike this same time last year, we are no longer looking at a world dominated entirely by domestic travel. Rather, as collective confidence grows, particularly through EMEA and parts of the Americas, we’re seeing international travel’s contribution to booked stays make a strong comeback.
International travel is slowly overtaking domestic
Comparing August 2020 to this month, across each of the 42 countries on the World Hotel Index, we can see that last August, 33.22% of bookings made globally were for international trips. This August, the number has increased to 44.84%, and is growing.