Americans Want To Travel And Are Eager To Splurge, Companies Say – The Wall Street Journal

More consumers are hitting theme parks, dining out and booking hotel rooms. ‘There is a lot of pent-up demand for baseball’

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Crowds flocked to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., last fall. The theme-park operator said attendance is still short of pre-pandemic levels, but visitors are spending more.

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More Americans are satisfying their wanderlust and spending big to do it, companies say.

With daily new Covid-19 cases falling, restrictions easing and the strongest consumer finances in recent history, Americans are finally emerging from the pandemic eager to splurge on everything from travel and sports events to restaurants, cruises and theme parks, executives say.

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