Travel Week in Review – February 26, 2021

Travel Week in Review – February 26, 2021

A new app to help travelers store and manage their certifications for Covid-19 tests and vaccines is set to launch next month. The IATA Travel Pass is being developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association of which 290 airlines are a member. The IATA hopes the free-to-use mobile app will be the key to reopening borders and getting the world flying again — without the need for quarantine. Read More…

As travel has been largely put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rollout of the vaccine has become the game-changer that’ll hopefully help us resume canceled plans or even map out a whole new adventure soon. Although the rate of vaccine availability has varied around the world, some countries are jumpstarting their tourism industries by inviting fully inoculated travelers to visit. Read More…

Many families are looking to find alternatives to their normal pre-pandemic cruises and vacations. With more people being vaccinated and online schooling still in session in many states and cities, now could be the perfect time to get creative with a vacation. Here are some helpful socially distant travel ideas for families. Read More…

One of the largest beds in the sky is set to debut in just a few months time when JetBlue starts flying its A321neos from Boston and New York to London. JetBlue’s new Mint Studio offering consists of two mini-rooms at the front of its newest planes, each with a comfortable seat that turns into its own fully flat bed behind a privacy door with an adjoining sofa that, with the seat, converts to one of the largest beds in the air. Read More…

More U.S. airlines have pledged to collect contact tracing information for passengers traveling from overseas to help reduce the time it would take for the CDC to contact travelers in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. Airlines For America, a trade group, announced Friday that its members would pass along passenger information to the CDC to assist in fighting COVID-19. Read More…


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