5 Travel Stocks to Buy in a Tricky Environment

The COVID-19 Delta variant has thrown a wrench into 2021's travel recovery. But these travel stocks still offer plenty of promise.

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The open road is calling, but the Delta variant of COVID-19 has something to say, too. And that's putting travel stocks in a sticky wicket.

Americans clearly want to travel. Hotel research group STR notes that by early August, average hotel occupancy had bounced back to roughly 64% – just about 9% below pre-pandemic figures, and a sharp improvement from the COVID lows. TSA data also shows that airline travel has remained swift, hovering just below 2 million passengers a day for much of the summer.


Data is as of Sept. 6.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com