Travel Week in Review – May 7, 2021

Travel Week in Review – May 7, 2021

Remember those warm-and-fuzzy, feel-good moments of the last year when the airlines went out of their way to accommodate passengers? Like when they stopped charging fees to change tickets? Yeah, well, those halcyon days are coming to an end. With COVID-19 numbers regressing for much of the country, and the vaccines appear to be doing their job, airline bookings are soaring again. Read More…

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offered potential industry partners an update on the ongoing contract competition for its next-generation airport security system, known as the Checkpoint Property Screening System (CPSS). Under the CPSS program, TSA will install advanced screening devices at passenger checkpoints at airports nationwide, replacing the prior generation of X-ray scanners. Read More…

Disneyland Resort has reopened after more than one year of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the experience has been altered to account for social distancing, the Disney magic is still in full force. Masks are mandatory; temperatures are checked, and reservations are needed, but the Happiest Place on Earth still delivers a healthy dose of theme park fun. To some, the new procedures, including capacity limits, are driving interest. Read More…

As coronavirus vaccinations mount and the United States approaches its travel and outdoor-activity high season (summer), U.S. health experts have issued a new category of COVID-19 health guidance: The scenarios in which Americans may forgo a face covering, one of the current pandemic’s biggest health tools. The relaxed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations state it is safe to unmask outdoors if you are vaccinated. Read More…

Longwoods International has been tracking Americans’ views on travel, and its latest research, in conjunction with Miles Partnership, reveals Americans are ready to start traveling again. The most recent research reveals that just 30 percent of Americans indicated the coronavirus will greatly impact their decision to travel in the next six months, the lowest level since the pandemic began in March of last year. Read More…


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