After experiencing the “worst year in history for air travel demand” according to the International Air Transport Association, the country is opening up and many people are beginning to make travel plans again — 80 percent of U.S. consumers plan to travel for leisure in 2021, according to a Tripadvisor survey. And while vaccines are being rolled out and some states, including Texas, Iowa and Mississippi have dropped their mask mandates, medical experts are still recommending people take proper safety precautions such as double masking, socially distancing and washing hands frequently. Another safety measure is regularly applying hand sanitizer while
With the vaccine rollout picking up pace, Americans are starting to feel more cautiously optimistic about the prospect of traveling again.
Those in the travel industry are hoping for a surge in bookings in the coming months and years. A sense of wanderlust has been building, after all ― it’s only natural that we’ll want to explore new places after so much time at home. Many are calling this phenomenon “revenge travel.”
But what exactly does “revenge travel” mean and how might it manifest? HuffPost asked travel experts to share their thoughts about “revenge travel” and the future of Americans’
With the news that international travel may be possible again from 17 May, plenty of itchy-footed UK holidaymakers are already making plans for their next trip abroad (despite advice from government ministers to the contrary).
However, the UK rules are only one piece of a complex puzzle – the country you’re travelling to must be prepared to accept foreign visitors again, preferably minus a lengthy quarantine requirement that would make most holidays obsolete.
There’s also the issue of vaccine passports. The European Commission plans to publish a proposal for a “digital
By Gabriela Baczynska, Michaela Cabrera and Anna Valderrama
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will on Wednesday unveil a COVID-19 pass to allow free travel this summer and support the struggling tourism sector despite the bloc’s sluggish vaccination campaign and the risks posed by new coronavirus variants.
The EU’s executive European Commission will propose creating a bloc-wide “green digital certificate” that would combine information on vaccination, COVID-19 tests and recovery from the disease to allow people to take flights and cross borders.
“It will allow everyone from the European Union to come and visit us with security,” said Alfonso Lopez,
The European Commission has today proposed the introduction of Covid passport to allow 450 million Europeans to travel freely by summer.
The so-called Digital Green Certificates, which should be free of charge, will be delivered to EU residents who can prove they have been vaccinated, but also to those who have tested negative for the virus or have proof they have recovered from it.
“Being vaccinated will not be a precondition to travel,” the commission said. “All EU citizens have a fundamental right to free movement in the EU and this