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

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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…



Source cnbc.com

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