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With Christmas just around the corner, the final travel season soon approaches to wrap up this tumultuous year. As many Americans are choosing to avoid travel, those looking for a holiday getaway are focused on staying within the borders. The 2020 thanksgiving holiday travel period, spanning November 20 – 29, saw a total travel volume …

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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently released a press release calling for the instant reinstatement of international travel without the requirement of vaccinations.  WTTC, the global representative of the Travel and Tourism private sector, has allied with key industry players, Airports Council International (ACI), World Economic Forum (WEF), and International Chamber of Commerce …

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Southwest Airlines has announced 19 new travel routes for the spring and summer of 2021. The expansion will see the addition of two new airports in the Southwest network, and enhanced services for Long Beach and Florida. The airline will also be adding Cancun as a third destination in Mexico, while adding two winter getaways …

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In a presumably expected continuation of events, the US has extended their land border closure for non-essential travel with Canada and Mexico for an additional 30 days, which is now set to go through January 21st of the coming year. The restrictions, however, do not apply correspondingly to other forms of travel, such as air …

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently provided guidelines for celebrating the upcoming winter holidays, following the theme of Thanksgiving’s guidelines of avoiding all forms of travel.  The warning, coupled with rising COVID-19 cases, saw the TSA report Tuesday to have the lowest number of travelers at airports since July 4th.  The …

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American Airlines will now offer at-home testing for domestic flights to US destinations with COVID-19 travel restrictions or quarantine requirements, boosting hopes for safe travel options over the Christmas holidays. The airline announced that from December 9 customers would be able to book an at-home test – through the company’s partner LetsGetChecked – for flights …

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A recent survey by Honeywell Aerospace finds that travelers’ are most influenced by cleanliness and health measures when making travel decisions, even more so than cost. The global pandemic has become a factor in decision making which everyone must take into consideration.  Day-to-day activities, as well as long term planning, cannot be decided without first …

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Delta is the first major US airline carrier to launch COVID-19 contact tracing to track data on the spread of the pandemic. With COVID cases dramatically rising across America, many travelers are becoming hesitant to fly, causing the demand for travel to drop even further below what the industry had initially forecasted for the pandemic.  …

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized a ruling in relation to the transportation of service animals by air travel on Wednesday.  One of the major implications of the ruling is that it would no longer allow travelers with personal support animals, that are not certified and trained service animals, to be taken on board …

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A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that US airport measures to screen arriving travelers for COVID-19, such as symptom and temperature-checking, are ineffective. The study, which was guided by traveler data at designated US airports between January 17 to September 13, found that a total of …

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With domestic travel spiking over Thanksgiving, the same can be expected for the busy December holiday season. With COVID-19 cases still surging across the country, here are latest interstate travel restrictions for December, 2020.  With the Thanksgiving holiday wrapping up, Americans set a new record for the busiest day of travel late last week.   Many …

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Millions of people are still flying during the pandemic, but is it safe? With high quality air filtration systems and safety measures implemented by airlines, a recent research report says it’s safer to fly than going to a grocery store.  As optimism increases for a COVID vaccine and the finish line stretches closer, 2021 is …

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