The TSA is providing daily travel numbers.
This data shows the daily total traveler throughput from the TSA for 2019 (Blue) and 2020 (Red).
On June 14th there were 544,046 travelers compared to 2,642,083 a year ago.
That is a decline of 79.4%. There has been a steady increase from the bottom, but air travel is still down significantly.
The second graph shows the year-over-year change in diners as tabulated by OpenTable for the US and several selected cities.
This data is updated through June 13, 2020.
This data is “a sample of restaurants on the OpenTable network across all channels: online reservations, phone reservations, and walk-ins. For year-over-year comparisons by day, we compare to the same day of the week from the same week in the previous year.”
Note that this data is for “only the restaurants that have chosen to reopen in a given market”.
New York is still off 92%.
Texas is only down 43% YoY.
Note that the data is noisy and depends on when blockbusters are released.
Movie ticket sales have picked up a little, but have been essentially at zero for three months.
Most movie theaters are closed all across the country, and will probably reopen slowly (probably with limited seating at first).
The following graph shows the seasonal pattern for the hotel occupancy rate using the four week average.
2020 was off to a solid start, however, COVID-19 has crushed hotel occupancy.
Notes: Y-axis doesn’t start at zero to better show the seasonal change.
STR reported hotel occupancy was off 45.3% year-over-year last week. Occupancy has increased over the last few of weeks, but is still very low.
At one point, gasoline consumption was off almost 50% YoY.
As of June 5th, gasoline consumption was off about 20% YoY (about 80% of normal). This was the same decline as the previous week.
The final graph is from Apple mobility.
IMPORTANT: All data is relative to January 13, 2020. This data is NOT Seasonally Adjusted. People walk and drive more when the weather is nice, so I’m just using the transit data.
According to the Apple data public transit in the US is still only about 45% of the January level. It is at 31% in New York, and 63% in Houston.