Day: February 7, 2021

Travel Industry Coalition Pushes Back on Testing for Domestic Flights

Late last week, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) joined with 22 other travel industry groups in expressing concern about the possibility of requiring a negative COVID-19 test to board domestic flights. Currently, travelers boarding flights within the U.S. don’t need to show proof of a negative COVID test result; however, USA Today reports that a top official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said a COVID testing requirement for domestic flights is on the table.

In a letter to Jeffrey Zients, the White House’s COVID-19 Recovery Team Coordinator, the coalition noted

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Travel + Leisure acquired by timeshare company Wyndham Destinations: Travel Weekly

Timeshare company Wyndham Destinations, which spun off from Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in 2018, has acquired Travel + Leisure from Meredith Corp. for $100 million.

Wyndham Destinations, which is publicly traded, will change its name to Travel + Leisure Co. and will adopt the ticker symbol TNL in mid-February.

Meredith will continue to produce and monetize the media assets under a renewable 30-year, royalty-free lease and will handle advertising and marketing, produce its related print magazine and operate its website, podcasts and social media channels.

Editor in chief Jacqueline Gifford said that she and the editorial staff remain Meredith

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Arch RoamRight Introduces New Product Upgrade and Online Tool to Help Travel Advisors Responding to COVID-19

HUNT VALLEY, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021–

Arch RoamRight has introduced a COVID-19 response designed to help travel advisors better react to changing travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This response from Arch RoamRight features the introduction of the new Platinum Upgrade, which increases benefit limits of key coverages to meet certain destination requirements and includes access to up-to-date information on risks, requirements and restrictions in popular international destinations from risk assessment provider WorldAware.

“We heard the concerns that many of our travel providers were facing and felt it was important for us to supply our travel advisors

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Hotel quarantine regime needs a ‘sunset clause’ otherwise foreign travel could be destroyed for years

Hotel quarantine needs a “sunset clause” otherwise foreign travel could be destroyed for years, hotels and MPs have warned the Government.

They want ministers to spell out a clear exit strategy for the quarantine which will see an estimated 1,425 passengers a day from 33 “red list” countries required to self-isolate in Government-approved hotels at their own cost for ten days from February 15.

They fear the regime will decimate travel if it continues through the summer by deterring Britons from going abroad for fear their destination could be added to the “red list” of nations with new Covid variants,

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