Visits to city center hotels declined precipitously in August to hit more than 30% less than 2019 numbers, according to new research from

Tourism in New York City and San Francisco has been slow to recover from COVID slumps, a phenomenon analysts say could be attributed to the decline of business travel. San Francisco “relies heavily on conferences and conventions to draw domestic visitors,” the report states, “and the city Is still lagging far behind 2019 domestic tourism levels, with -10.8% fewer domestic tourists in August 2021 than in the same month two years prior.”

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