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  • Though signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to emerge, a new study from the U.S. Travel Association indicates total travel spending in the United States is predicted to drop 45% by the end of 2020. This new data is spurring renewed calls for federal measures to support the industry that was one of the top U.S. employers and exporters prior to the pandemic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mask wearing has become a staple in our everyday lives since the pandemic began. Though it's an adjustment and different from what we're used to, this simple practice is worth it to help keep yourself and others around you safe from a virus that doesn't discriminate.

  • Leaders of the U.S. travel and aviation industry have called on the Biden administration to set a May 1, 2021 deadline to commit to a plan for reopening the country to inbound international visitation.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • A new fourth quarter traveler sentiment & influences study from Expedia Group Media Solutions has shed light on understanding the impact the pandemic has had on the hearts and minds of travelers globally in 2020 and forward into 2021.