Travel Week in Review – March 23, 2021

Travel Week in Review – March 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel industry for over a year but there is hope in sight. A third vaccine has now been approved by the FDA to be distributed in the U.S. and the country is currently administering over 2 million shots a day. If you’ve been itching to start traveling again once the world reopens, you may want to start looking at booking your post-pandemic trip now. Read More…

With vaccination programs well-underway across the world, some countries – particularly those that are highly dependent on tourism – are welcoming arrivals who have already had their ‘shots.’ Seen as a way of safely re-opening a vital part of the economy, which countries, in particular, have decided to open up specifically for vaccinated travelers? Read More…

International spectators will not be allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The decision was announced on Saturday, after an online meeting between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and local organizers. Read More…

With vaccination programs humming along, at least in the United States, and social distancing measures being relaxed, the long-awaited return of corporate travel finally appears to be on the horizon. But there won’t be a simple reversion to business as usual. Among the most significant new elements of post-pandemic travel—particularly in the first phases of the recovery, with entry controls still in place. Read More…

JetBlue Airways has done it again: The New York–based carrier, known for making flying in economy actually enjoyable, has launched a new plane that is loaded with perks for budget fliers. The airline’s first Airbus A220-300 jet was delivered to its base at New York JFK at the end of December, and its interiors were unveiled on Tuesday.  One of the most notable things on board the single-aisle plane? Fewer middle seats. Read More…


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