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If there was any doubt whether travel-starved vacationers would stay in hotels after months of lockdown due to Covid-19, it should be gone now.
Data indicates that US hotels located in popular vacation destinations, many of which reopened in May and June, are booked for the summer season.
While nationwide hotel occupancy is nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, Carter Wilson, a senior vice president of consulting and analytics for the hotel research company STR, says that people are indeed checking into properties, especially ones close to beaches and national parks and on weekends.
“People are definitely eager to travel,” he says.