Leisure travel is back to hitting its stride this year, with domestic travel surging. Just last month, total travel spending in the U.S. exceeded 2019 levels for the first time since the pandemic began. According to the U.S. Travel Association’s Monthly Travel Data Report for May 2022, this growth was driven largely by leisure travel and total spend is now 3% above 2019 levels.
As travelers return to the roads and to the skies, it’s increasingly important to promote the best of what our country has to offer for those who make these travel plans a reality. Leisure Group Travel magazine offers a unique perspective on the travel market, featuring award-winning destination stories, group planning guides and custom branded content that helps to propel the group travel industry forward and provide important guidance to travel professionals.
Not only is leisure travel on the rise, but group leisure travel, specifically. As of March 2022, group travel booking rates for this year have already exceed performance from the prior two years, with a 50% increase over 2021, according to Amadeus Hospitality’s Demand360 data. With this increase comes the need for more accessible information and advice so that planners can create their ideal group travel experiences.
Diving into the Best of America’s Arts and Culture
The June issue of Leisure Group Travel is now available online and in print, with a special focus on planning travel related to culture and the arts. Opportunities are plentiful for group travel planners looking to take advantage of the diversity of the United States, and this issue highlights destinations and attractions from coast to coast that can offer memorable and insightful experiences for groups of all sizes. As we see a steady increase in group travel in 2022, the advice, guidance and tips provided in the latest issue will be more critical than ever in helping planners stay organized and get ahead.
Recognizing the importance of museums in preserving culture and the arts, Leisure Group Travel’s June issue includes the 2022 Group-Friendly Museums Guide, which provides planners an array of ideas for all interests. The Museum of Making Music, the Kentucky Railway Museum and Colonial Williamsburg are just a few of the prestigious museums featured in this year’s guide.
Highlights from the June 2022 Issue of Leisure Group Travel:
- The American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association: Indian nations are seeing exciting tourism growth
- Explore Lincoln: A Nebraska city filled with museums, art and agrotourism opportunities
- Museums Display Mississippi’s Music Culture: Five museums tell important stories
- Savor Some Tunes at These Western Outdoor Music Venues: Concerts in the heart of the great outdoors
- These Pennsylvania Art Museums Will Enthrall You: Showcasing the best of what the Keystone State has to offer
- Five Ohio Art Museums Blending Culinary and Art: Creativity levels that inspire and amaze
- Iowa Tour Guide: A comprehensive guide showcasing the best Iowa has to offer group travelers
About Leisure Group Travel
Since 1994, Leisure Group Travel magazine has been a leader in the group travel market. As part of the Premier Travel Media family of brands, Leisure Group Travel provides forward-thinking editorial, inspirational destination stories by professional journalists and customized content. Leisure Group Travel continues to stay up-to-date on the pulse of the industry, capturing the essence of the market and supporting growth in the group travel industry.
For more information about planning group travel and to download your copy of the June issue of Leisure Group Travel, visit LeisureGroupTravel.com. Destinations, attractions and hotels looking to attract more group travelers can learn more here.