Travel Week in Review – January 28th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – January 28th, 2022

According to experts at the price-tracking app Hopper, domestic airfares will tick up 7% every month between now and June. That’s a head-turning rate. It’s normal for airfares to increase between the nadir of the low travel season (January) and the high season of summer, but in the past, the jump has only been 2% per month. But airfares were so low during the doldrums of 2020 and 2021 that they have only one direction to go: skyward. Read More…

International airlines canceled dozens of flights to U.S. airports on Wednesday amid the rollout of new 5G wireless internet technology. According to the airline industry and the FAA, the 5G cell phone service has the potential to impede critical aircraft equipment if the towers are positioned too close to an airport and would pose a risk to flights operating safely. Some of the world’s most notable airlines, including Emirates, Japan Airlines, Air India, All Nippon Airways, and others have nixed flights to U.S. airports. Read More…

It has been clear for some time that N95 respirator masks and other high-filtration masks like KN95s and KF94s provide the highest level of protection against the transmission of COVID-19, and that the cloth and surgical masks many Americans wear are inferior. But the government has been slow to act on this information. On January 14, the CDC finally updated its face-mask guidance to emphasize the better protection offered by respirators like N95s and KN95s. Read More…

During the past twenty years over 70% of Steve’s predictions have come true. Over the past four week’s Steve has provided over 40 of his 2022 Crystal Ball Predictions. Here are all of the 2022 Travel Industry Predictions. Please let us know which predictions you agree with, which you don’t, and what you’d add to any future list. Read More…

Dear Friends, Dr. Mark Gudgel is a Nebraska native, teacher, wanderer, and WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) certified sommelier with a great love for travel and for wine. A regular contributor to Edible Marin & Wine Country and DINE Magazine, he is currently working on a book on The Judgement of Paris, which is scheduled for release in May of 2023. This exclusive and tailored trip is the perfect opportunity to experience The Judgement of Paris wines on the customized journey. We hope you will join us. Read More…


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