Two separate studies show tourists and business travelers are getting back on the road at nearly pre-pandemic levels.

In another sign of business conditions normalizing for the hospitality business, nearly 9 out of 10 consumers worldwide intend to spend at least as much on travel this year as they did in pre-pandemic years, according to a survey by American Express.

Separately, research from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) shows that business travel, a key source of business for restaurants, should rebound to 80% of the 2019 level by the third quarter of this year. Analysis conducted for the group projects travel for business will increase overall this year by 14% from the 2021 level, with the tally topping pre-pandemic levels by 2024.

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