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Opening Session: New Normal in a Post Pandemic World - Presented by Dr. Justin Laborde


August 15, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

As vaccinations continue to rise and the worst impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic recede, many Americans are yearning to re-engage with the marketplace and take vacations once again. But the world after the pandemic is a different place, with a host of new norms, conventions, requirements, expectations, attitudes and values that will shape what future travelers want, need and expect from the destinations they visit. This presentation, based on Kantar Consulting’s very latest U.S. MONITOR data, will focus on those key trends emerging from the virus that will determine travelers’ expectations moving forward, including trends around risk and reassurance, spending, mental health, the pace of life, online living, connections, simplicity and a renewed thirst for adventure.