Insider Report 10/16/2020

This week we are happy to announce that we can now offer Uber and Lyft reservations to all of our travelers, we also take a look at what is going on with both of these companies in California, explore the restrictions on the US land borders, and give an update on the cruise industry suspensions.

Welcome to the weekly National Travel newsletter!   This week, we bring you news on an exciting new method of travel, information about rapid covid testing at airport spas, ‘Flights to Nowhere,’ and more! We have our office open 24/7 so if there are any questions or thoughts we can help with feel free to give us a call or respond to this email!  

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Travel Smart with National Travel!     

       At National Travel, your health and safety are of the utmost importance to us.  We want you to feel confident and safe on your travels in these uncertain times.  We are pleased to now offer iFly Smart Travel kits to select customers!  These kits will include antiseptic hand wipes, facial wipes, lip moisturizer, a face mask, sleep mask, earplugs, and a headrest cover. Kits will be available upon request as a part of our concierge service.  Requests must be made at least three days prior to your departure. 
 
Give us a call today and request your kit from our Concierge Team!

Trending Travel Topics

Virgin Hyperloop Brings Certification Center to West Virginia


     This month marks 73 years since American Test Pilot, Chuck Yeager, a West Virginia native, made history as the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound.  It is then only fitting that the state of West Virginia will now become home to the new Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center
     Construction on the 800-acre complex is set to begin in 2021 and the site will serve as a facility focused on developing and refining Hyperloop technology.
     Hyperloop operates a series of pods that have the ability to move people and goods through a vacuum at speeds exceeding 600 miles per hour.  This means a person could travel from Pittsburgh to Chicago in just 40 minutes or from New York City to Washington, D.C., in 30 minutes.  
     This new certification center will play an important role in Virgin Hyperloop’s goal of obtaining safety certification by 2025, and beginning commercial operations by 2030.  
We, at National Travel, are thrilled about this new opportunity for our home state, and look forward to working with this innovative method of travel in the future!
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Southwest Airlines Debuts New Service
      Southwest Airlines has released their winter schedule and it includes many exciting new routes.  New services beginning in November will include a route from Miami to Palm Springs, CA and in December, the airline will operate new seasonal service to Montrose, CO.
Give us a call today to plan your holiday trips at some great prices on Southwest!Click here to read more from Insider Travel Report


Airport Spas Convert to Testing Clinics
      The airport spa you may have used for a quick manicure or massage on your layover, will now offer rapid COVID-19 testing at JFK Airport in New York City and Newark Liberty Airport.  Results will be returned with 13 minutes and the company, XpresSpa, hopes to play a major role in reducing the spread of the virus linked to travel with this new service.  Click here to read more from The New York Times


‘Flights to Nowhere’ Growing in Popularity
      Do you miss the thrill of flying?  Well, if you have nowhere to go, you could always jump on a ‘flight to nowhere’.  This month, Australia-based airline, Qantas, offered a round-trip, 7-hour journey from Sydney.  Tickets for this unique offer sold out in less than 10 minutes!  Several other airlines have offered these ‘flights to nowhere’ to generate revenue while air travel remains low.  Click here to read more from fortune


Now Open in Travel!

Domestic Trips to Take This Fall
      With so many international travel bans in place, you may be able to still find a fun fall vacation within driving distance from your home!  Whether you’re looking for a ‘glamping’ trip in New England, or want to check out a trendy new boutique hotel, look no further than these 5 Places to Travel Locally This Fall!

New Openings for US Travelers

  • Costa Rica: Open to all U.S. states as of Nov 1. Negative PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of departure.
  • Colombia: Negative PCR test must be taken within 96 hours of departure


Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more travel news and information as well as updates on life here at the National Travel Office!  

We also have an Instagram page where you can see some amazing travel photography from all around the world! 

 At National Travel, we too feel that these current conditions are only temporary, and we will be here for you when you are ready to take to the skies again!  

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