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Global Interest in Domestic and International Travel on the Rise

Global Interest in Domestic and International Travel on the Rise

JANEEN CHRISTOFF | TravelPulse.ComTroy Warren for CNT #TravelIn this unpredictable and challenging time, travel industry trends have been upended. Before the pandemic, the desire to travel to foreign lands was almost overwhelming tourist infrastructures in some of the world's most popular destinations. Now, travelers are more focused on domestic trips with international travel in almost all global markets at an all-time low.Ongoing research from YouGov has been tracking consumer sentiment around the world, and its most recent research shows that interest in domestic and international travel is rising in a few markets while remaining stagnant in others.YouGov Global Travel Profiles…
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FAA Limits Flight Operations Due to 5G Rollout

FAA Limits Flight Operations Due to 5G Rollout

LAURIE BARATTI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel  #Technology According to Bloomberg, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it’s making headway in reducing the risk of 5G wireless signals interfering with aircraft navigation systems. Still, possible threats posed to air safety have also prompted it to issue nearly 1,500 orders restricting flight operations all around the country. Last month, U.S. aviation regulators issued a warning that the imminent launch of new, faster 5G-spectrum communications signals could disrupt aircraft instrumentation. Although wireless companies claim that the new service creates no aviation hazards, tests conducted by the FAA and aerospace…
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Delta: 8,000 employees tested positive for COVID-19 in last four weeks

Delta: 8,000 employees tested positive for COVID-19 in last four weeks

By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionTroy Warren for CNT #Travel  #Business  #COVID-19Delta Air Lines said about 8,000 of its more than 75,000 employees tested positive for COVID-19 in the last four weeks, contributing to thousands of flight cancellations over the busy holiday travel season.Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the omicron variant is moving rapidly. Employees have been returning to work after recovering, allowing the airline to stabilize operations over the last week.Delta in late December pushed for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the recommended isolation time for positive cases…
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International Travel Expected to Jump After Europe Relaxes Restrictions

International Travel Expected to Jump After Europe Relaxes Restrictions

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.comTroy Warren for CNT #TravelSome industry executives are predicting international travel will reach 90 percent of its pre-pandemic level now that the United Kingdom has relaxed some of its COVID-19 restrictions.“I predict travel will be 90 percent back to 2019 levels before the end of spring (2022),” Derek Jones, the chief executive of luxury travel company Kuoni, told the Belfast Telegraph via the European travel site schengenvisainfo.com. “We’re already seeing increased call volumes and inquiries about trips for the year ahead as confidence builds.”International travel has been the slowest part of the industry to come back from…
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Italy Introduces Stricter Rules to Access Hotels, Restaurants, Public Services

Italy Introduces Stricter Rules to Access Hotels, Restaurants, Public Services

JANEEN CHRISTOFF | TravelPulse.ComTroy Warren for CNT #TravelTravelers headed to Italy need to make sure they stay up to date with the country's COVID-19 protocols.Italy has introduced a host of new restrictions for those trying to use public transport, dine at cafes, stay at hotels, go to gyms and more.The new health pass requirements no longer allow people to show proof of a negative test. They now need proof of vaccination or recovery from a recent infection.The new round of restrictions is designed to encourage vaccine holdouts to get their inoculations.The new rules also require people to wear Ffp2 face…
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Are Airline Delays, Cancellations Finally Starting to Break?

Are Airline Delays, Cancellations Finally Starting to Break?

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel Have we finally seen a chink in the armor? A crack in the egg? A light at the end of the tunnel? Apologies for the cliches, but for the first time in two weeks, airline delays and cancellations were below the average on Saturday, January 8. A combination of COVID-related staffing issues of employees calling in sick and weather problems across the U.S. have crushed the airlines since Christmas Eve. According to USA Today, more than 26,000 U.S. flights have been canceled in the 15 days between December 24, 2021, and…
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Apparent Battle Brewing Between Southwest Crew Members

Apparent Battle Brewing Between Southwest Crew Members

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel A battle is apparently brewing at Southwest Airlines between its flight attendants and pilots over the federal mask mandates. In a story by Kyle Arnold of the Dallas Morning News, Southwest’s flight attendants’ union is alleging that while they have to wear facemasks in addition to handling onboard verbal and physical assaults by passengers, some pilots are coming and going as they please without wearing a mask. “As you are well aware, flight attendants have had to enforce this federal mask mandate, which has created issues in the cabin when customers refuse…
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Hawaii Reopening to Cruise Ships

Hawaii Reopening to Cruise Ships

DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel The  Hawaii  Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced it would welcome back cruise ships to the island chain on January 15. According to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line signed the first port agreements to bring the first passenger voyages back to the state since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Hawaii will once again allow ships to visit the state’s approved ports as long as the company’s follow specific protocols, including mandatory COVID-19 testing rules and a dedicated medical staff equipped to handle a potential outbreak onboard. “We…
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Social Media Influencers Throw Wild Party on Flight to Cancun

Social Media Influencers Throw Wild Party on Flight to Cancun

LACEY PFALZ | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel Americans aren’t the only travelers throwing caution, reason and general good behavior to the wind on airplanes anymore: a recent privately chartered Sunwing Airlines flight prior to New Year’s Eve from Montreal to Cancun show a group of young adults drinking, vaping and even crowd-surfing in the airplane, without a care to COVID-19 protocols or common sense. TMZ compared the scene to a “college frat party,” with the flight crew apparently giving up and sheltering in place away from the chaos. The perpetrators are a collection of Canadian social media influencers and…
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Delta Air Lines Implementing New CDC Isolation Guidance

Delta Air Lines Implementing New CDC Isolation Guidance

DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel Delta Air Lines announced plans to implement the new COVID-19 isolation guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC shortened the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others. The updated guidance allows more flexibility for Delta to schedule crews and employees to support a busy holiday travel season and a sustained return to travel by customers. Travelers must also meet the CDC’s new isolation and masking guidelines. “This…
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