Articles tagged “coronavirus”

Tour Operators

TUI Permits UK Travelers to Reschedule for Free Due to New Restrictions

The emergence of the new Covid variant will certainly upend travel for the time being, so TUI will be among many companies feeling pressure to create backup plans for travelers whose trips might be canceled.

TUI Permits UK Travelers to Reschedule for Free Due to New Restrictions

Airlines

TSA Screened 2.45 Million Passengers on Sunday, Highest Pandemic-Era Total

U.S. domestic travel over the Thanksgiving holiday period took place without major disruptions. Whether screening numbers over the Christmas period will set new pandemic-era marks at this point is an open question.

TSA Screened 2.45 Million Passengers on Sunday, Highest Pandemic-Era Total

Travel Agents

Travel Agents Under Pressure as Omicron Variant Fears Prompt More Border Closures

Nervousness around traveling is starting to take hold, and travel consultants will be on the frontline this week coping with customers worried about their winter plans.

Travel Agents Under Pressure as Omicron Variant Fears Prompt More Border Closures

Business Travel

KPMG Report Gives Big Thumbs Down on Long-Term Remote Working

A revealing survey of corporate mobility teams shows that the post-pandemic legacy of remote work may not be that great after all.

KPMG Report Gives Big Thumbs Down on Long-Term Remote Working

Hotels

Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

Accor is staying busy with brand rollouts and expansion into newer sectors like all-inclusive resorts, but make no mistake: This is all about elbowing out the competition to win over luxury customers.

Accor’s All-Inclusive Resort Growth Plan Strengthens Company Grip on Luxury

Coronavirus

U.S. Advises Against Travel to Southern African Countries Due to New Covid Variant

Porous borders, despite all the pomp and circumstance around travel bans, fueled prior case surges around the world. A strongly worded advisory without ramifications won't do much to curtail spread while countries like the U.S. look to buy time to better understand Omicron.

U.S. Advises Against Travel to Southern African Countries Due to New Covid Variant

Coronavirus

Omicron Variant Ushers in Global Wave of Travel Bans on Southern Africa

Omicron can be a brutal setback for the travel industry, but tough mitigation decisions like closed borders can buy countries time to evaluate the variant and mitigate against a potentially brutal winter surge of new cases.

Omicron Variant Ushers in Global Wave of Travel Bans on Southern Africa

Airlines

Delta and United Won’t Drop South Africa Flights Despite Variant Surge

Delta and United maintain they'll keep their respective less than daily flights to South Africa amid the Omicron variant, but the pandemic taught us decisions like this can be reversed quickly. Travelers should be cautious and prepared.

Delta and United Won’t Drop South Africa Flights Despite Variant Surge

Coronavirus

U.S. to Restrict Travel From 8 Southern African Countries Over New Covid Variant

The U.S. needed to act immediately to announce travel restrictions as any delays in doing so could result in the fight against the new variant being lost quickly. The travel industry can't catch a break, with this new round of anxiety creating more uncertainties — yet again.

U.S. to Restrict Travel From 8 Southern African Countries Over New Covid Variant

Coronavirus

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators

Expect swift and radical precautionary measures in the weeks ahead, because the travel industry can't afford another lost winter.

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators