DC-area hotels face 54% drop in business travel spending

The D.C.-based American Hotel & Lodging Association predicts the deficit in business travel spending will be 23% below pre-pandemic levels. For the D.C. market, it’s an estimated 54.4% drop.

Leisure travel has returned for airlines and hotels, but business travel remains significantly lower than pre-pandemic levels, and the D.C. area will be among the hardest hit this year.

The D.C.-based American Hotel & Lodging Association has released a report on the state of business travel for 2022, and it predicts spending will be 23% below pre-pandemic levels nationwide. For the D.C. market, the deficit is double the national drop —