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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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Scotland’s stricter quarantine rules will ‘pull the plug’ on travel industry

Inbound tourism brings £11 billion to the Scottish economy, while outbound tourism provides £1.7 billion - Getty
Inbound tourism brings £11 billion to the Scottish economy, while outbound tourism provides £1.7 billion – Getty

Scottish tourism bosses have warned that the First Minister’s ‘managed quarantine’ plans could “pull the plug” on the country’s tourism industry.

Mike Tibbert, vice-president of the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA), said that while the organisation “supported a stance which guard[s] our borders”, the industry “urgently needs a plan for how our country will return to travel”.

Inbound tourism brings £11 billion to the Scottish economy, while outbound tourism provides £1.7 billion – and supports more than 26,000 jobs. “We can’t just pull

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COVID-19 vaccine marks ‘major milestone’ for reeling hotel industry

The rollout of coronavirus vaccines marks “a major milestone” for the hotel industry, which has been reeling from various lockdown measures and travel restrictions meant to curb the virus’ spread.

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Since March, the historic and unprecedented drop in travel demand has made it difficult for hotels to keep their doors open and rehire all of their staff. In September, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) underscored the industry’s troubles by reporting that 68% of hotels still had

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