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American Airlines

American Airlines Offers Preflight COVID-19 Testing

American Airlines customers traveling to any U.S. city, state or territory with COVID-19 travel restrictions will now have access to at-home testing.

COVID-19 Vaccine Proves to Be Effective and the Industry Celebrates

A COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer is more than 90 percent effective and the travel industry takes note with optimism.

United Airlines Launches Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Program

United Airlines has introduced the world's first free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program for customers.

IATA Research Reveals Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight journey, says IATA.

United Airlines Launches COVID-19 Testing

United Airlines is the first U.S. airline to launch a COVID-19 pilot testing program for travelers that could make it easier for them to manage quarantine requirements and entry conditions of popular destinations around the world.

The Future of Travel and Tourism in the Wake of COVID-19

Although travel and tourism came to a near-total standstill due to COVID-19, tourism leaders have remained strong and steadfast in the face of adversity.

Medjet Now Offers Medical Transport for COVID-19

Medjet announced that beginning Oct. 19, 2020 members who fall ill from COVID-19 and become hospitalized while traveling may be transported to a home hospital.

Sniffing Out COVID-19

Several COVID-19-sniffing canines are being employed at Helsinki Airport in Finland. The dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected with the virus.

Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism Webinar

CREST's (Center for Responsible Travel) annual World Tourism Day forum will discuss "Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism in a Changing Climate." 
COVID Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines Being Rolled Out

The U.S. government has reported that it will make COVID-19 vaccines available for free to all Americans, a key to opening up the travel industry.

Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism Webinar

Center for Responsible Travel is moving its annual World Tourism Day forum online this year, and will focus on the topic of: Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism in a Changing Climate.

Amtrak Partners with Lysol to Fight COVID-19 on Trains

Amtrak announces partnership with RB, the makers of Lysol, to fight COVID-19 and ensure its facilities and trains are safe by strengthening its disinfection protocols.

USTOA Survey: Post-COVID-19 Recovery & Resumption Plans for Travel

The United States Tour Operators Association released new findings from surveys about post-COVID-19 plans for recovery and resumption of business.

WTTC Launches Interactive COVID-19 Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard

A new in-depth data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels, as well as revealing the shifting intentions of travelers through online travel searches, has been launched by WTTC.
COVID testing

COVID-19 Testing Key to Restarting Travel?

The airline industry is pushing for increased COVID-19 testing as a way to restart travel as a coalition of airline execs ask a UN-led task force to allow a negative test within 48 hours of travel as an alternative to a quarantine.
U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Put Brakes on Travel to Battle COVID-19

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Virgin Islands is closing its doors once again to leisure visitors for a period of at least one month.
travel advisor

Post-COVID-19, Travel Advisors Initiate New Business Protocols

Travel advisors have learned a lot from the experiences surrounding the COVID-19 crisis and the impact on their business.

Carnival and WTTC Partner for COVID-19 Science Summit

A COVID-19 Global Science Summit sponsored by Carnival Corporation and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) offered glimmers of hope.

WTTC Calls for COVID-19 Testing at Airports

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to implement comprehensive testing facilities at airports.

Travel CEOs Urge Federal Action on COVID-19 Testing

Fourteen CEOs of America's most recognizable travel-related companies sent a letter to the president and congressional leaders Monday stating that more and better COVID-19 testing is an indispensable component of jumpstarting travel.