Millions of people have been waiting for life to resume a new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic struck, but we're far from being out of the woods. As restrictions in the United States begin to ease up, case numbers have started to increase in the South and on the West Coast. This spike has been helped along by holidays like Memorial Day and by people’s desire to get outside and enjoy summer after sheltering in place.
Many Americans tend to travel during June, July and August to make the most of the sunshine or kids’ summer vacations. However, due to tighter travel restrictions, greater health threats and a significant rise in unemployment since January, it's likely that the tourism industry will see fewer travelers in the summer of 2020.
As we seek to return to a state of normality, it's important to recognize that "normal" has now changed in the wake of the novel coronavirus. While some of these changes are easily recognizable, some have yet to truly take effect. Here's a brief glimpse into what may lie ahead for us in the coming summer months.