Minneapolis poised to benefit from surge in domestic travel this spring

Picture of a crowd in downtown Minneapolis before the pandemic
Pre-pandemic, downtown Minneapolis was a happening spot in the summer. Photo: Marlin Levison/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Adam Sacks, president of tourism economics for Oxford Economics, told the virtual Meet Minneapolis annual meeting on Thursday that 19 million Americans might opt for a domestic vacation instead of an international trip this year.

Why it matters: More people staying at home would be good for a faster tourism rebound in our area.

Poll: COVID vaccine hesitancy strong in Colorado

Data: Magellan Strategies; Chart: Axios Visuals

A new statewide poll from Magellan Strategies finds that one-third of Coloradans say they won't get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why it matters: The opposition could threaten the state's efforts to reach herd immunity. Medical experts put the benchmark between 70% to 95%.