What's behind the desire to check in again?
2021 hotel bookings are higher than 2020 but haven’t quite reached pre-pandemic levels. Compared to 2019, this year’s hotel bookings have decreased only 31% during August-October for holiday check-ins (November and December). Compared to 2020, however, there have been 2 times more bookings made in 2021 to date for November-December check-ins, with this ratio remaining consistent since the start of summer. When it comes to the type of hotel consumers are booking, more travelers are opting for affordability as income restraints are top-of-mind. Those with a household income between $20k and $99k reported a preference for budget and national hotels versus luxury hotels.