Following the recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that vaccinated Americans can travel, more and more people are planning their first getaway in over a year. For so many, business travel was a huge part of life, and as we begin to get a glimpse into what the new normal will be like, it seems like business travel and vacation travel will continue to tick up.
The New York Times recently reported a significant increase in planned summer travel, which “can be a barometer of how the public is feeling about the pace of recovery, and summer fares are surging.” According to a recent Morning Consult poll, roughly half of adults feel comfortable taking a vacation right now. Major hotel chains are garnering the highest comfort level, with 45 percent of adults saying they feel safe staying in a major chain. Major airlines across the country have said they expect a significant increase in people choosing to fly.
This June, we look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis for the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo. We know that this might be the first trip you will have gone on for work or fun in more than a year. Show management, the city of Indianapolis and the Indiana Convention Center continue to make important arrangements to ensure that the show is safe and productive for all attendees.
Did you know that Indianapolis is less than a day’s drive away for many of our attendees? This is the perfect road trip to test out some of your favorite sweets and snacks and tune into that podcast you’ve been meaning to enjoy.
We know that this will be a new experience for many of you, and we understand that you will have questions – be sure to check out our COVID-19 FAQ page on our website. Whether you fly or drive, we look forward to seeing you safely arrive in Indianapolis as our industry comes together to discover two year’s worth of new products, innovation and insights in June.