Despite a year of uncertainty, people let go of fear to reconnect with family, friends and loved ones.
By Cy White, Illustrations by Jessica Wetterer
According to a report released by the organizers of the Austin City Limits music festival, the event had a $369 million impact on Austin’s economy. This is a $78 million increase (or 27%) from the 2019 festival. This annual report is compiled by Angelou Economics and is the culmination of data provided by C3 Presents and spending surveys completed by 7,000-plus festivalgoers.
According to the U.S. Travel Association Monthly Travel Data Report, travel spending hit $100 billion dollars in April 2022. This made revenue from travel 3% above levels in 2019.
Hundreds gathered to celebrate 30 finalists and 12 winners at Austin Woman’s seventh annual Woman’s Way Business Awards. The event honored women-led businesses, presented its inaugural See It To Be It award to Card My Yard and featured May cover woman Vasavi Kumar as the keynote speaker.
According to a Bloomberg report put together by Justin Ocean and Marina Stanley, 55 countries have no COVID-19 restrictions in place for international travelers. Though, according to online travel booking agency Kayak, there are 31 countries whose borders are still closed to tourism.
Live Nation, one of the world’s largest distributors of tickets for live events, reported that in their first quarter they saw a 44% increase in concert bookings. This number is in relation to 2019’s first quarter.