COVID-19 Blog Articles

RVs in US - Traffic and Percentage Change YoY

Domestic Recreational Vehicle Rentals Compensating for Drop in Overseas Visitors

July 15, 2020

The RV market in the US looks like it may have found a new client base during the pandemic. As reported by the New York Times, companies like Cruise America, the largest RV rental company in the US, typically count on overseas visitors for about 40% of their bookings. The majority of these...

Hospitalizations in 6 States

Location Data Shows Big Spike in Overnight Hospital Stays in Southern, Western States

July 9, 2020

With COVID cases rising again in Southern and Western states, the Washington Post reported that many hospitals are under renewed strain, with beds being filled to capacity.

In order to measure the true number of hospital admissions, we have developed an algorithm that can track overnight stays...

CostCo traffic

Demand for Essential Goods Levels Off, Amazon is Clear Winner

July 8, 2020

For our fourth post in our summer series, we switch to what we would broadly term essential retailers. Big box stores such as CostCo and Sam's Club were early winners in the pandemic era as many of us stocked up in preparation for an anticipated period of lock-down.

Below, a chart for Costco...

Nevada Casinos traffic

Hotels, Casinos and Restaurants Making a Slow Comeback

June 30, 2020

In this second post based on data from our summer webinar, we reviewed the sectors at the heart of the tourism industry - hotels, restaurants and casinos.

We had previously analyzed hotel foot traffic in multiple states. You can read our full analysis in a previous blog post here. Just to recap,...

EU airport traffic

Traffic at European airports and US regionals show signs of slow recovery

June 29, 2020

Last week we hosted a webinar where we dug into some key data to help understand and predict trends for the travel and tourism sectors as we head into the summer.

Since Europe was locked down earlier than North America, it has also started opening up sooner. As a comparison, we looked first at...

Hospital admissions

Advan Hospital Data Enhanced with Overnight Stays

June 26, 2020

In the past week, many states have started to see a resurgence in the number of COVID cases. In response to the need for more accurate data to monitor the pressure being placed on hospitals around the country, we have significantly enhanced our data on hospital admission.

Our data is now more...

Hotel traffic by State

Hotels, Resorts and Leisure Facilities Show Signs of Recovery but with Big Differences Between States

June 24, 2020

As one of the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic, hotels, resorts and leisure facilities are hoping that the summer may offer a recovery in the form of reduced case numbers and fewer cancelled vacations. A critical period for the industry, a bounce back in July and August could help mitigate some...

US Airport Traffic

Airports Still Suffering But Some Hope For Recovery as Summer Approaches

June 19, 2020

Earlier this week we shared our global Sector Tracker that analyzes recovery trends by highlighting the sector with most week-over-week growth in each country. Last week, in the US, it was the transportation sector the had seen the biggest uptick in activity, based on our analysis of foot traffic...

Using our Global Sector Tracker to Map Recovery Trends

June 16, 2020

Those of us based in the US and particularly in hard-hit states like New York have been keeping a close eye both on news about reopening our states, and on infection rate data across the country, to help us understand what the coming months may look like.

Around the world, countries are very...

Back to Work on different cities

Back-to-work: A Look Across the Country

June 15, 2020

Building on previous posts from Advan Research and Eigen10 Advisors using anonymized cell phone movement over time to analyze the impact of Covid-19 on various real estate property segments, this week we explore the different experiences metro areas have had returning to the office. The market...

Traffic in the Consumer Discretionary sector

Path to Recovery Far from Clear

June 11, 2020

With a decrease in social distancing measures across most states, and markets reaching record highs, the past couple of weeks had felt like a tentative breakthrough after months of lockdown and uncertainty.

Yet news from the Fed today that they would hold rates steady for the foreseeable future...

Seaport Weekly Traffic

Disruption 2020: Back To Work?

June 9, 2020
  • Monday was the first day non-essential office workers could return to work in Boston.
  • There was NO rush back to the office.
  • Using mobile tracking data from Advan Research, overall foot traffic was up 7.3% in the Seaport waterfront last week compared to 2 weeks ago.
  • Compared to one-year ago,