Denver and Phoenix lead the way in the resurgence of business travel and meetings in the United States. That’s according to predictive data company Adara, which reports that both those Western cities are down only 29 percent for business trips booked in the last two months as compared to same period in 2019.
Los Angeles and Atlanta are next in the Top 10, each down 35 percent as compared to 2019.
Other cities on the list are Washington, D.C., and Boston (both down 38 percent) Dallas/Ft. Worth (39 percent), New York City (45 percent) and San Francisco (52 percent).
Adara labels these result “a return to a more normal pattern in destination rankings.” The list, it notes, is dominated by large metro areas, with only one resort-type location (Phoenix). The company says these bookings “very likely reflect travel by small and medium-sized businesses.”
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It also makes the point that “perennial pandemic favorites Las Vegas and Orlando failed to make the Top 10.”
Miami topped the list in leisure bookings, at only 10 percent below 2019. Others in descending order of bookings were Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Phoenix, New York City and San Francisco.