Travel Week in Review – March 11th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – March 11th, 2022

Major cities, states, islands, and countries are easing or removing COVID-19 entry requirements entirely as public health metrics continue to improve around the world exactly two years into the pandemic. The start of spring is typically one of the busiest times for travel, and 2022 will be no different. Travelers will have far more choices than they did a year ago and far fewer hurdles to clear when it comes to visiting as a foreign tourist. Read More…

Experts were expecting a massive resurgence of travel this summer. But now fuel costs are skyrocketing, hitting the highest costs of all time in the US. The war in Ukraine is raging and some countries, like the US and UK, are turning away from using Russian oil. The cost per barrel of oil is up to $130. Why does this matter? It’s going to be yet another hit to the already battered travel industry. As Americans and Europeans alike are realizing is that; this is going to hit our pockets. Read More…

As warmer weather approaches—and vaccination rates rise while COVID-19 numbers decline—it had seemed, up to this point, as though Americans would be turning out in droves during the spring and summer seasons to take their long-awaited “post-pandemic” vacations. But now, given Russia’s ongoing attack on Ukraine, traveler sentiment in the U.S. has seemingly been impacted by a conflict that’s broken out on the opposite side of the globe. Read More…

The Transportation Security Administration is extending the current mandate for mask use on public transportation and in transportation hubs through April 18. The mandate had been set to expire on March 18. The extension is based on a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a statement Thursday, TSA said the CDC will work on a “revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor.” Read More…

A new study found that spring break bookings for 2022 have increased by a staggering 134 percent over 2021 totals. Americans are planning trips to warm-weather destinations, with 81% of respondents taking spring break trips traveling within the continental United States this year. In terms of domestic destinations popular with travelers this spring, the survey found that Orlando was the most popular for the sixth year in a row, followed by Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale. Read More…


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