Travel Week in Review – June 17th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – June 17th, 2022

A new survey highlighted the positive impact the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifting coronavirus testing protocols for incoming international travelers will have on the tourism industry. 36 percent of Americans are more likely to travel outside the U.S. within the next six months because the testing requirement has been lifted. Another 44 percent said the news does not impact their intent to travel internationally. Read More…

During a morning meeting in early May, staff at the federal air traffic command center rattle off a few of the day’s obstacles: storms near the Florida coast and in Texas, a military aircraft exercise, and a report of a bird strike at Newark Liberty International Airport. The center, about an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C., is responsible for coordinating the complex web of more than 40,000 flights a day over the U.S. Shortly after 7 a.m. ET, there were already 3,500 flights in the air. Read More…

The start of the summer travel season in Europe has been marred by chaos at airports and popular tourist destinations as airlines, government agencies and industry operators struggle to meet travel demand, which, in some spots, has already surpassed 2019 levels. The mayhem is likely to get worse, travel experts warn, as more people decide to travel following the recent decision by the Biden administration to drop its coronavirus testing requirement for international air travel. Read More…

The Canadian government on Tuesday announced an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic travel on planes and trains and outgoing international travel, reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter. The government, which has faced criticism over ongoing pandemic restrictions, may bring back the vaccine mandate if a new variant of the virus is discovered, the report added. Canada’s federal COVID curbs have included barring unvaccinated people from traveling on airplanes. Read More…

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is known for its azure seas, lofty cliffs, and candy-colored villas – but also for the horror traffic that plagues its narrow roads. Now the popular destination is imposing new rules to halve this dangerous traffic. Often single-lane and filled with sharp turns, the winding thoroughfare is usually clogged by tourists searching for the perfect view. But kilometers-long queues may soon be a thing of the past, after the region introduced new rules on Wednesday. Read More…


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