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  • 5 Mindful Ways to Tame Your Anxiety in Stressful Times

    If you're feeling stressed by the current global crisis, you're not alone. After all, our sense of normalcy has been upended almost overnight.

  • ABA Applauds the Congress on Relief—But They Missed the Bus

    The American Bus Association—the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism—applauded Congress for agreeing to a third COVID-19 economic relief package, but says, ultimately, they missed the bus.

  • Americans Are Ready to Travel

    With warmer weather comes more positive traveler sentiment, that's according to a recent Longwoods International tracking study of American Travelers.

  • Are Vaccine Passports the Way Forward?

    With vaccine distribution efforts around the world reaching more people each day, future travels are very much on the mind. Out of it all, an interesting development has emerged that has the potential to change travel as we know it post-pandemic: vaccine passports.

  • CDC Shares New Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

  • Destination Cleveland Announces “Undefeated” Campaign

    Destination Cleveland has announced a community-focused initiative to help lead the region out of the initial phase of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Federal Package Offers Economic Relief for U.S. Workers and Companies

    The COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. Along with great personal sacrifice comes vast economic and financial hardship. The recently passed CARES economic relief package seeks to provide assistance to those who need it.

  • Fully Vaccinated? CDC Updates Quarantine Guidance

    The CDC have updated COVID-19 exposure guidance for those who have been fully vaccinated against the virus. We've outlined the latest information and how this new guidance relates to travel, as it currently stands.

  • Research Finds Flying Is Low-Risk

    There seems to be a common misconception among the public that air travel is a high-risk activity when it comes to COVID-19. However, new research from the Aviation Public Health Initiative—a project of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—indicates otherwise.

  • Take Time to Disengage

    Psychologists share their five top tips for nurturing your mental health and giving yourself grace.

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art Shares Reopening Plans

    Lovers of art and culture, rejoice!

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which had previously not been closed for more than three days in more than a century, announced it plans to reopen to visitors on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The reopening will be the first time visitors will be back inside the museum, closed since March 13, 2020.

  • The Way Forward

    The American Bus Association—the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism—released a report for the motorcoach and group travel industry outlining sample policies to help promote cleanliness and safety for post-pandemic travel.

  • Travel 2020 v2.0

    Traveling for the majority of the first half of 2020 has been delayed in a way the industry has never seen, yet wanderlust and desire to venture out into the world are very much alive. How are those adventures going to look different?

  • Travel Leaders Echo Experts: Make Fact-Based Decisions About Traveling

    A coalition of 150 travel-related organizations issued the following statement on the latest developments around coronavirus. Signatories appear after the statement. 

  • Travel Planning Is Surging

    There's cause for optimism these days and it's not simply because the weather is getting nicer by the day. The latest Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers is out now, and there's good news to share: 81% of travelers plan to travel in the next six months, an increase of 16 percentage points since mid-January and the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic last March.

  • Traveler Sentiment Heading into Fall 2021

    While the leaves are beginning to change colors and the air becomes increasingly crisp, we're reminded that COVID-19 is still a very influential factor in our lives—and the travel industry remains no exception. So, how are travelers feeling about venturing out into the world as we enter our second autumn season of the pandemic?

  • TSA Extends Face Mask Requirement Date

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the extension of the federal face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the U.S. through January 18, 2022. The announcement includes mask wearing at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems.

  • Updated TSA Security Procedures

    When groups are ready to travel again, they could expect to see some updated security measures if they're flying. The Transportation Security Administration is implementing changes to the security screening process in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • What to Know About Digital Health Certificates

    A year and half into the pandemic, vaccines now abound and more international borders are opening for visitors. With the percentage of Americans becoming fully vaccinated continuing to grow, travel industry pros and travelers alike are increasingly abuzz with anticipation. However, one topic of conversation continues to be highly debated: vaccine passports.