Travel industry uses lessons from past COVID waves to deal with omicron

Dec 27, 2021
Like how to reduce contact, reschedule flights and handle the unexpected.
Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the holiday weekend as the omicron variant spread.
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"Champing," or camping in a church, is a new U.K. travel trend

Nov 4, 2021
A British church conservation charity is renting out space among the pews for vacationers to bed down for the night.
St. Mary the Virgin Church, located in Edlesborough, England, is now a place for “champers.”
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For hotels, leisure travel is roaring back

Nov 3, 2021
Pleasure travel has helped the hotel industry emerge from the depths of the pandemic. But business travel has been slower to bounce back.
The Marriott and Hilton hotel chains recently posted improved financial results, largely on a rebound in leisure travel. Health risks are among the issues still restraining business travel.
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Will easing international travel restrictions bring back foreign tourists?

Sep 21, 2021
For one sightseeing business, the future still looks very uncertain.
A traveler arrives at London's Heathrow Airport in August 2021. The U.S. may soon be lifting restrictions for vaccinated international travelers.
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North Carolina encourages staycations

Aug 6, 2021
With long-distance tourism limited, the state tries to attract residents to local destinations.
“We realized North Carolinians were going to be our best customer during this time,” said Wit Tuttell of Visit NC.
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United places its biggest order for new planes

Jun 30, 2021
It's a sign that United believes travel is back and is betting on growth again.
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Americans still hesitant about international travel

Apr 30, 2021
Even as domestic travel picks up, consumers say they are wary of getting on international flights.
According to Morning Consult, consumers feel safer traveling by train, bus and domestic flight than they do traveling internationally.
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Budget airlines may have an advantage as people seek low-cost leisure escapes

Apr 5, 2021
The airlines may be able to offer the fares travelers are looking for, as some who are vaccinated start to plan domestic trips.
Low-cost carrier Frontier is banking on an expected increase in domestic travel.
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Airports explore new ways to forecast travel amid pandemic

Jan 11, 2021
A travel analytics firm is helping the Raleigh-Durham International Airport forecast using data officials haven't tapped before.
Kenneth Strickland, director of air service development at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. RDU is working with a nearby analytics firm to look at other data, like hotel bookings and rental car reservations, that could be helpful for predicting travel.
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The travel industry is still in a slump during the holiday season

Dec 25, 2020
AAA estimates that the number of travelers will be down by about 30 percent for Christmas and New Years.
Passengers enter a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport on Monday in Chicago, Illinois.
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