Travel Week in Review – May 21, 2021

Travel Week in Review – May 21, 2021

The European Union on Wednesday took a step toward relaxing tourism travel for visitors from outside the bloc, with EU ambassadors agreeing on measures to allow fully vaccinated visitors in. They also agreed on easing the criteria for nations to be considered a safe country, from which all tourists can travel. Up to now, that list included only seven countries. Read More…

The Federal Aviation Administration is pursuing a record-high $52,500 penalty against a flyer accused of trying to open the cockpit door during a flight and physically fighting with flight attendants on a flight from Honolulu to Seattle. The agency announced the new watermark along with three other proposed actions, ranging from $9,000 to $27,000. Read More…

Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its masking guidance to say that fully vaccinated Americans can largely ditch face coverings outdoors, the agency has further loosened its guidance by saying vaccinated people can also now return to unmasking in most indoor settings. But travelers eager to ditch their face mask on the plane will have to wait. Read More…

COVID threw a monkey wrench into everyone’s travel plans and now we all need to rearrange our travel bucket list. On Wednesday, June 2 I will be holding a zoom webinar of the top 30 international destinations I have on my bucket list so you can circle the ones you want to add to your list. This will be lots of fun for newbies and travel pros alike. Register Here…

The aviation industry is in crisis, there’s a global push to cut carbon emissions, and many of us haven’t stepped on a plane or hugged far-flung loved ones in more than a year. Reviving the supersonic dream that died with Concorde’s retirement nearly two decades ago seems, at first, like an outrageous fantasy. The British-French airliner Concorde, one of only two supersonic jets to have operated commercially, flew from 1969 to 2003. Read More…


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