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United map of where you can travel

Figuring out where you can and can’t travel these days is a bit like trying to solve a puzzle that grows new pieces every three seconds. Until the pandemic fully subsides, knowing where you can go and what the restrictions are is going to be difficult, but United Airlines is trying to make it easier […]

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Moving to Mexico during COVID-19

It was another foggy San Francisco day — or so the windows of my overpriced bedroom told me. I was gazing out over a jumble of swinging power lines, as I so often found myself doing, two computers idling dimly next to me in bed. My newly purchased plant collection and scented candles did very […]

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Maskless crowds in Santorini

When a country finally reopens for tourism, we like to think tourists are behaving responsibly and that it’s reasonably safe to visit. That unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the case on Santorini. Crowds in popular tourist destinations like Santorini are always frustrating, but that’s especially true now that crowds can lead to a COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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How Covid-19 Is Reshaping Consumer Behavior — and What That Means for Travel Brands Right Now

Skift Take: The Covid-19 pandemic has altered nearly every aspect of the travel business as new habits, concerns, and demands become top of mind for consumers. Travel and hospitality companies should be paying close attention to these shifts to stay relevant and maintain trust in today’s challenging environment. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

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New Zealand re-enters lockdown

Registering four new cases of COVID-19 might not sound like a huge jump, but in a country like New Zealand, which effectively stamped out the virus a while ago, it’s cause for serious concern. Four new cases were recorded today in Auckland, all within the same household, and in an abundance of caution the city […]

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Urban wildlife amid COVID-19

During the early months of the pandemic, anecdotal accounts of changes in animal behavior started popping up in Los Angeles. Locals and city staff noticed a more prominent presence of bobcats, coyotes, mule deer, and other mammals on LA’s hillsides while bird song and frog croaks ratcheted up along the Los Angeles River, as well […]

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JetBlue UV cleaning system

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a wave of innovation when it comes to new sanitation measures. Airlines and airports specifically are creatively finding new ways to give guests a safer travel experience and the peace of mind to actually book a trip. JetBlue, for example, has already started using a new robotic disinfectant machine that […]

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Executive Q&A: Why Covid-19 Will Bring a Shift Toward Personalized, Experiential-Based Loyalty Programs

Skift Take: The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that travel brands need to rethink consumer trust and loyalty to adapt to the new normal and truly deliver the personalized experiences that today’s customers expect. The stakes are higher than ever. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Delta flight turned around COVID-19

If you were thinking about hopping on a Delta flight in the near future only to disobey the airline’s COVID-19 mask mandate midway through your flight, think again. Last Thursday, a Delta flight en route to Atlanta from the Detroit Metro Airport was turned around after two passengers refused to wear face masks, an act […]

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NYC gay bar Julius may shut down

Three gay men walk into a bar. Laughable, no? As many states move to prohibit bars and restaurants from serving customers indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it may seem so. But this isn’t a story about our present — it’s a story about our past. More specifically, it’s about the events of April […]