Media Tip Sheet: Winter Weather Impacting Holiday Travel Plans

December 21, 2022

Car traveling on snowy road during winter weather conditions

Severe winter weather is expected to snarl holiday travel plans. Many parts of the United States are bracing for heavy snow or rain, strong winds and freezing temperatures throughout the rest of the week, likely to impact major hubs across the country. Many airlines are already offering waivers for flight change fees. It comes as AAA expects nearly 113 million Americans to travel from December 23rd to January 2nd.

GW Professor Larry Yu

If you would like more context on this matter, please consider Larry Yu, professor of hospitality management at the George Washington University. Professor Yu’s current research focuses on hotel market analysis, tourism product value chain analysis, tourist satisfaction and hospitality crisis management. Yu has been following the latest travel trends and can speak to travel demand and expectations throughout the remainder of the holiday season. He can also discuss disrupted travel plans, airline cancellations and delays, and ways people can try to plan ahead, if they haven’t already.

If you would like to speak with Professor Yu, please contact GW Media Relations Specialist Cate Douglass at [email protected].