Category: Travel Influencer

US Travel Association calls for CDC to lift restrictions on cruise industry, allow sailing to resume

U.S. Travel Association, the national trade group that represents all facets of American travel, is joining the cruise industry in calling for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its conditional sailing order, and for the agency to provide a path forward that allows cruise lines to resume sailing.

“We join the calls to identify the way toward lifting the Conditional Sail Order and allowing the phased resumption of cruise operations as quickly as possible,” Roger Dow, president of the U.S. Travel Association, said in a statement.

The CDC order, issued Oct. 30, laid out a phased plan

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Airlines Extending Travel Credits As Many Travelers Unwilling to Fly

  • United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines have extended travel credits into 2022.
  • Travelers that have canceled flights during the pandemic now have an extra year to rebook. 
  • Airlines chose to give customers travel credits instead of refunds to maintain cash reserves.
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Waves of flight cancellations last year resulted in airlines issuing credits or vouchers instead of cash, with the promise that they could be used for future travel once customers were ready. For many, those credits close to expiring, even though a lot of Americans are still not comfortable traveling. 

Some

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Tui cuts summer holiday capacity as fears over third coronavirus wave grow

Travel company Tui has cut its summer holiday schedules amid new coronavirus restrictions in Europe.

The Anglo-German firm announced it is offering 75% of its pre-pandemic capacity in the peak travel months starting from July, down from a planned 80%.

Some 2.8 million guests are booked on summer trips, down 60% compared with the same point in 2019.

But average prices are up 22%, due to a rise in the proportion of package tours being booked.

Fears of a third wave of Covid-19 are growing across Europe.

Germany and France have imposed fresh restrictions, while there is speculation that the

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Tourism groups push US to eliminate travel restrictions

In this Wednesday, March 17, file photo, travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. Airlines and other tourism-related businesses are pushing the White House to draw up a plan in the next five weeks to boost international travel and eliminate restrictions that were imposed early in the pandemic. More than two dozen groups made their request in a letter to the White House on Monday, March. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file

Airlines and other tourism-related businesses are pushing the White House to draw up a plan in the next five weeks to boost international travel

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Philippines shuts churches, curbs travel as virus surges

Churches in Manila will be closed, eating inside restaurants banned and leisure travel outside the Philippine capital curbed under new coronavirus rules unveiled Sunday as the country battles a resurgence in infections.

The number of new cases has exceeded 7,000 for three days in a row — the highest since the start of the pandemic — taking the country’s caseload to more than 663,000 and straining hospitals.

Around half of the active cases are in Metro Manila where many of the 12 million inhabitants live in poor and overcrowded neighbourhoods.

“We have two goals: to reduce the transmission of the

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