Travel Week in Review – August 13th, 2021

Travel Week in Review – August 13th, 2021

Hawaiian Airlines and Frontier Airlines have become the latest United States carriers to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, following the lead of United Airlines. On Monday, Peter Ingram, the president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, said all U.S.-based employees would be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1. Employees will be able to apply for medical and religious exemptions. Read More…

As the cruise industry continues its comeback—Silversea christened its newest ship, Silver Moon, in Athens this week as Virgin Voyages launched the Scarlet Lady in the U.K. three days later—it’s clear that cruisers are ready to get back onto ships and those ships are ready to welcome them. Guests also seem well-informed of new protocols and widespread vaccination mandates put in place to ensure safety for guests, crew, and port citizens alike. Read More…

This year may not have brought an immediate end to the coronavirus pandemic, but it brought a renewed sense of hope. And many Americans are taking advantage of that feeling, looking ahead, and planning their next vacations. The options for those who want to add another stamp to their passport have steadily grown since the world was first put on hold last year – albeit often with more paperwork, testing, and pre-planning. Read More…

September is the unsung hero of travel months: The busiest vacation season has come and gone, places are less crowded because kids are back in school, and as a result, prices on airfare, accommodations—and even attractions—have dropped. It’s the perfect time to pay a visit to locations that are usually swarming with tourists and enjoy some serious natural beauty, luxury hotels, outdoor adventures, and more than a few glasses of wine. So what are you waiting for? Read More…

Puerto Rico will start requiring all hotel and short-term rental employees and guests to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon arrival later this month. The new rule, which goes into effect on Aug. 16, will apply to both employees and guests of all hotels, Paradores, guesthouses, and short-term rentals. For those who aren’t vaccinated, they must show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of their visit. Read More…


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