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U.S. Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel to Plummet 6% Over Next Three Months

March 4, 2020


The Leading Travel Index (LTI), the predictive component of the U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index (TTI), projects international inbound travel to the U.S. will fall 6.0% over the next three months as the coronavirus outbreak continues to roil the global economy.

The latest TTI captures data from January, when awareness of coronavirus began to ramp up and China—one of the biggest travel markets to the U.S.—implemented aggressive measures to curb travel out of certain cities.

The predicted 6.0% three-month drop compared to the same period in 2019 is the sharpest in the five-year history of the TTI, and would be the largest decline in international inbound travel since the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

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