Regional operators have become an unexpected beneficiary of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been mainly driven by frustrated demand triggering heightened interest from domestic travellers for local, authentic and indulgent offerings, in the absence of international travel options. To further examine the impacts of COVID-19 on regional travel, CBRE Hotels has surveyed a number of key high-end regional operators to gauge market sentiment and performance within the regional hotel and resort industry. The survey results, coupled with insight from regional Airbnb markets, will aim to provide context around the key drivers of regional travel in the current and post COVID-19 environment.