Travel in America Reaches Record High Levels

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There’s no denying that the public attitudes regarding coronavirus are changing. Whether the “experts” like it or not, an increasing number of individuals are not just going to sit home until the healthcare community deems it OK for them not to.

Here’s the reality: the past year has given Americans quite a bit of time to learn information about this virus. Furthermore, three different companies already have vaccines for the virus.

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In order for this nation to thrive, businesses need to reopen, consumers need to spend, and normality needs to return. According to Breitbart News, one of the strongest signs of a return to normal is the level of traveling that’s happening in America, as of late.

What to Know About Travel in the United States

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports that this past Thursday, more than 1.4 million Americans underwent screening at security checkpoint areas. Then, on Wednesday, over. 1.1 million individuals went through security checkpoint screening.

These rates of travel are signficantly high. The last time this many people traveled in America occured on March 15, 2020 when 1.5 million individuals went through TSA security checkpoints.

Since roughly October 2020, travel has gradually increased. Many Americans also traveled for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The desire and interest in traveling can easily be at least partially triggered by the stresses of stringent 2020 shutdowns and restrictions.

What Travel Means for the U.S. Economy

Increases in travel mean good things for the American economy. First and foremost, these surges show that a growing number of individuals are spending money and thus feeding into the free market. Secondly, more travel creates a greater demand for more flights and airport personnel.

The economy is in a place where it desperately needs to thrive and grow. This week’s unemployment claims hit an all-time high; hence, Americans now know that while some people are finding work again and getting back on their feet, others aren’t even close to being out of the woods.

Current trends seem to indicate that travel will continue to surge. The demand is there; moreover, a growing number of Americans are confident that the worst of COVID-19 has come and gone.

What is your take on the surge in travel in America as of late? Are you feeling confident to travel and go places at this time? Be sure to let us know where you stand and what you think about the latest uptick in travel in the comments section below.