A roaring weekend market

The ‘weekend’ is a US tradition! Few peoples celebrate Friday nights through Sunday more passionately than Americans! The weekend is also the ultimate salute to the American spirit of achievement, affording everyone the opportunity to spend their hard-earned breaks with families or friends or anywhich way they choose.

Travel Industry Association’s (TIA) U.S. Domestic Leisure Travel Report finds that 225 million weekend trips were taken last year. Weekend warriors spend more, are activity-focussed and are usually couples though families with kids comprise 28% of such travelers. The weekend travel trend ties in neatly with 2 other trends – workaholic America’s need to take a break whenever humanly possible and the dying institution of the family; more American couples are living together than getting married – frequent weekend getaways are a natural progression of freedom from the financial commitment of marriage.

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.