Demand for vacations has seen a meaningful uptick this month, offering the first sliver of hope for the tourism and hospitality industry in months. 

Recall, just days ago we noted that Americans were eager to leave the house, but terrified of the potential consequences.

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, vacation homes in places like Florida and Georgia, where states are starting to re-open, are also starting to open up. New rental bookings had started to recover in early May and are now 90% higher than a year ago in Florida, according to the Financial Times.

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