Covid-19 hit July 4th travel harder in some states, study finds


Mount Rushmore National Monument in South Dakota was a top road trip draw over the July 4 holiday weekend, according to data from Arrivalist.

Photo by Mike Kline (notkalvin)

Travel during the July 4th weekend was busier than predicted, but states’ Covid-19 infection rates impacted how much of an increase in activity they saw over the Independence Day holiday.

Those were two of the findings from data tracked by New York-based travel research firm Arrivalist. The company predicted 36.8 million Americans would travel last weekend, representing an 11% drop compared to 2019. In fact, actual trips were down just 9% year over year.

Arrivalist’s Daily Travel Index, a measure of car trips of more…


ECB’s Christine Lagarde to explore options on tackling climate change

Previous article

Homebuyer mortgage demand spikes 33% as rates set another record low

Next article

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Notify of

More in Autos