While the onset of COVID-19 had devastating effects for the Connecticut tourism industry, a recovery quickly began. By 2022, occupancy levels were only slightly below those of 2019, and ADR levels far surpassed those of 2019. The upcoming renovation of the XL Center in Hartford and the state’s “Find Your Vibe” campaign are key indicators of Connecticut’s recovery and success.
While New York City has been the focus of discussion around the state’s pandemic recovery, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley markets have offered some of the biggest surprises. This article looks at how these three resort markets have fared throughout the pandemic, as well as the factors affecting their recent performance.
International attention falls on Des Moines, Iowa every four years as the epicenter of the presidential primaries, but the city hosts an unsung stable of big businesses that consistently generate demand for area hotels.