U.S. Travel Reaches All-Time High Amid Rise in Covid Variants
A spike in US travel has coincided with rapidly spreading coronavirus variants. Pent-up demand for travel -combined with rescheduled trips and historically busy summer months- led to the highest number of American travelers in recent history.
Travel insurance comparison site, squaremouth.com, reported record sales in August, with an increase of over 120% from 2019.
By September, at least two new major variants had already impacted countries across the world. That same month, Squaremouth reported 40% of its travelers were heading to Europe, the location that currently leads the world in Delta variant cases.