On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a "variant of concern" and has named it Omicron. First reported to the WHO by South Africa, the Omicron variant has left many wondering what's next for travel and how severe the new variant may be.
New initiatives and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments will strengthen infrastructure and help deploy newest transportation technology on public lands.
On November 17, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced new initiatives aimed at increasing access, supporting jobs, and enhancing the transportation experience on public lands across the country.
Recently, the U.S. Travel Association convened top leaders in travel, transportation and technology with policymakers and administration officials for the association's first-ever Future of Travel Mobility summit, which touched on sustainability, seamless and secure travel, innovative and emerging technology and more.
Travel Weekly has announced the winners of their 2021 Magellan Awards. With entries from across the U.S. and around the world, the Magellan Award winners represent the best in the travel industry and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.
Earlier this month, the Biden administration made an announcement many in the travel industry were elated to hear: the US would finally be lifting land travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico come November 8, 2021.