Denver – a city known for its vibrant arts and culture, booming culinary scene and plentiful urban outdoor recreation – is poised for a comeback. In May 2020, Forbes covered a Moody’s Analytics report that named Denver one of the “top ten cities best-positioned to recover from coronavirus” in the U.S., citing the city’s previous status as one of the fastest-rising metro areas in the country. As far as travel is concerned, AAA estimates road trips will account for 97 percent of all vacation-related travel in 2020; and, AAA’s latest report indicates that Denver is the “most planned destination in the U.S. for road trippers in 2020.” Finally, as industry leaders continue to monitor the return of travel, Denver International Airport (DEN) has been among the fastest to recover. In July-August, DEN’s security-checkpoint counts were the highest in the country; and the airport ranked third in the number of scheduled flights, behind Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta, thanks to its extensive domestic connecting network, which has recovered more quickly than the international routes relied upon by coastal hubs.