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Travel is Heating Up: Two-Thirds of Americans Planning Summer Vacations

Americans are no longer settling for staycations and local trips, it appears true vacation getaways are coming back en vogue. What’s hot?

  • Of those planning to travel, 74% of Americans will take a domestic trip and 13% will travel internationally.
  • Americans ready for longer R&R, with 29% taking a weeklong trip and 28% vacationing for 10 days.
  • Most popular travel weeks begin June 21 and June 28, timed around Independence Day.
  • Summer splurge: Over half (53%) of Americans plan to spend more on trips this year vs. last summer, rising to 66% for millennials.
  • Hottest amenities: Clean hotels, free cancelations, hotels with restaurants.

EU likely to lift travel ban for Americans this summer

American tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the European Union over the summer, the head of the bloc’s executive body said in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, more than a year after shutting down nonessential travel from most countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

OpenKey + ThinkReservation Integration

Allow guests to check-in and out of their rooms and unlock their doors with their phone using the free OpenKey app. The integration with ThinkReservations allows for automated key delivery allowing guests to go straight to their room upon arrival by combining mobile check-in with secure Digital Keys.