Travel

Credit Cart Travel Perks We’d Like to See

By Sam Kemmis, Elina Geller and Sally French

The travel world as we knew it won’t be back for some time and credit card issuers had to zig and zag their way through 2020 to bring value to customers in the new normal. We saw things like the addition of Peloton  (PTON) – Get Report partnerships, travel credits used at grocery stores, discounted streaming services and even credit statements for Dell  (DELL) – Get Report products.

Why stop there? As travel hopes to slowly rebound in 2021, credit card companies would be smart to continue to

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‘Hotel Impossible’ Host Anthony Melchiorri’s Travel Tips for COVID

The last year has been full of change: face masks, hand sanitizer and staying feet away from strangers have become common practice. As society has shifted to respect the coronavirus boundaries, so has the travel industry. But unfortunately, the ever-present danger meant many canceled vacations, work-from-home routines and a simple decision to stay home.

The travel industry certainly isn’t dead, though. Some friends and family have chosen to safely gather for Christmas, while others are already planning post-COVID vacations. And hotels, airports and more travel necessities have already added COVID-friendly practices to their daily routines. If you choose to travel

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Tier 4 and Christmas travel rules explained

Warning sign: Heathrow Airport  Terminal 5, now within Tier 4 (Simon Calder)
Warning sign: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, now within Tier 4 (Simon Calder)

More than 16 million people in London, parts of the south east and east of England have been placed into a new Tier 4, with extremely strict travel regulations. In addition, the Christmas easing allowing three households to mix has been reduced to a single day: 25 December.

“This is not the moment to have unnecessary travel,” says the government’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty.

Read more: Can you travel in and out of Tier 4 areas?

These are the key questions and answers, starting with the

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Most of the changes in travel will likely continue beyond Covid-19, experts say

Sanitizing stations, social distancing floor stickers and nasal swabs were not part of the travel experience before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, they are a regular part of the routine. But for how long?

NBC News asked some industry experts to weigh in on which travel trends, technologies and protocols might outlast the pandemic.

“Many business travelers will lower their number of trips, and leisure travelers will shift from ‘hyper-global’ to ‘hyper-local’ travel for the foreseeable future,” said Chekitan Dev, professor of management at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business in the School of Hotel Administration. “Businesses are connecting with

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