When it comes to traveling, Americans, including American hoteliers, are in an enviable position. America is the third largest country in the world, covering 3.79 million square miles, with an abundance of cultures, terrains and thousands of world-famous monuments and attractions. This means that as well as attracting millions of international visitors each year, America is also an attractive travel destination for millions of Americans. So where do they head?
A recent study by Hotels Combined looked to provide some answers to this by analyzing 87,000 American bookings to see the origin of booking location and the destination booked. The company’s analysis found that for intra-American travel, California topped the most-visited state followed by Florida, Nevada, Texas and New York.
Which states do residents travel to the most? The analysis answered this by reviewing the number of bookings made in each state and then using US Census Bureau statistics to take that proportion of each state’s total population. D.C. was the state with the highest per capita bookings. Surprisingly, D.C. is followed by Hawaii. Maine was the state that booked the least amount of travel in the analysis.
This is a snapshot of travel based on the bookings of one travel site, but it shows some interesting facts. Of course travel also reflects social and economic trends. For example, it’s no coincidence that the states that make the most bookings are also the states that show higher household incomes.
The Refinishing Touch has operated in tens of thousands hotel rooms across the continental USA. While we work in every state, we often work in what are known as ‘travel hotspots’, including California, New York, and Nevada. We see the demand for furniture asset management , including refinishing, re-upholstery and remanufacturing, all over the United States. We work in every style of hotel including but not limited to five-star resorts, time shares, full service hotels, focused service hotels, casinos, and boutique hotels. Whatever the trends are in terms of traveling to American destinations, we know that the commitment to sustainability, asset management, and budget conscious decisions is one trend that is set to continue.