Where Are We Going? Predictions for the U.S. Travel Economy


August 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

JW Marriott Austin

Lone Star D


This session will explore the state of the U.S. economy and, specifically, its anticipated impact on the travel industry in the year ahead. Is there a downturn on the horizon and, if so, when will it hit? What lessons have we learned from the past, and how might they help us plan for an uncertain future? Chris Davidson, executive vice president of insights and strategy for MMGY Global, will moderate a lively discussion featuring some of the top minds in travel who don’t always see eye-to-eye. Join Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group; David Huether, U.S. Travel Association; and Adam Sacks, Tourism Economics for this timely and forward-thinking session.

Session Takeaways:

  1. A regional overview of the U.S. economy, and what that means for travel.
  2. Predictions of the next economic downturn, and the top economic indicators the travel industry should keep an eye on.
  3. A deep dive into domestic and international travel trends.


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