Category COVID19

Latest COVID News for January 2021

Travel Industry Reacts to Biden’s Executive Orders Travel Pulse writer Patrick Clarke shares the industry’s reactions to President Joe Biden’s executive orders, which includes a mask mandate and self-quarantine restrictions. Biden’s executive order addresses the face covering requirements for individuals…
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Study: Americans Eager to Travel

Americans tend to let their vacation days go unused. However, the pandemic has increased the demand for a vacation, with 63% of Americans saying they “are in desperate need of a vacation,” according to new research published in Travel Pulse.…
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Industry Predictions for 2021

Stephen Ekstrom shares his predictions for the travel industry in 2021. Originally published in the November/December Groups Today issue, Ekstrom predicts the rise of multigenerational trips, the demand for spacious destinations, revived regional destinations and more. Read the full article…
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Report Forecasts Global Tourism Recovery Time

Travel Industry Today shared a new study by Euromonitor International which forecasts global tourism arrivals will plunge by 57% in 2020 with Europe’s recovery likely to be one of the slowest, taking four to five years. EI concludes aviation could take…
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White House

White House Considering Lift on European Travel Bans

United States President Donald Trump and his administration are reportedly considering rescinding entry bans for most non-U.S. citizens in Europe. According to, White House coronavirus task-force members, public health and other federal agencies are backing a plan to lift…
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