Insider Report 1/14/2021

This week we bring you news about our 3% travel solution, testing requirements for incoming US travelers, our top 5 airline updates 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

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National Travel Inc has selected for its 3% Travel Solution, the management product Deem Online Booking Tool. The CEO of NTI stated the selection was made based on Deem’s quality, flexibility, and simple onboarding process. NTI will retain GetThere for its government accounts and continue to support other online booking platforms as well.
 

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US to Require COVID Testing 

     Beginning January 26th,  pre-departure COVID-19 testing will be required for all inbound travelers coming to the United States, including U.S. passport holders.  Prior to boarding flights to the U.S., passengers will be required to provide either a negative test result obtained within three days prior to departure, or proof of having been infected with the virus and recovered.  This procedure is already in place for travelers coming from the U.K., and comes after evidence of multiple COVID-19 variants have surfaced around the world.  Experts believe that the variants may prove to have a higher transmission rate, and so the new restrictions aim to combat increased infection rates.  

    The World Travel and Tourism Council has recently called for the removal of “unnecessary quarantines,” and has suggested they be replaced with new travel measures, including testing.  The WTTC feels that negative test results ensure safe travel and the organization also suggests that rapid testing be made available at airports worldwide at an affordable price.  

Click here to read more from The CDC

National Travel continues to monitor the changing travel restrictions and will update our valued clients accordingly.  Ask your travel agent for more information today!

Countries With Most and Least Restrictions

     
     Many International destinations have varying levels of travel restrictions leaving many travelers unsure of where they can go on their next trip.  While some counties may only require a symptom declaring form or proof of a negative COVID test result, others may require a mandatory quarantine period.  Some of the currently least restrictive counties for U.S. travelers include Mexico, Costa Rica and Haiti.

Airline Updates

    This has been a big week for news in the airline industry.  Check out our top 5 airline updates below!
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United and Delta Join in on ESA Ban

 

Delta Airlines and United Airlines are the latest major U.S. airlines to ban emotional support animals on flights.

 

DOT Gives OK for JetBlue American Partnership

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the partnership between the two airlines that was announced in July of this year.  

Image Source: Miguel Angel Sanz via Unsplash

One US Airline Makes Top 10 Safest

 

Airlineratings.com has released their list of the world’s “Top Twenty Safety Airlines for 2021,” and only one U.S. airline made the top ten.

 

Allegiant Unveils Major Expansion

 

New routes for the low-cost carrier include flights to Portland, OR; Key West, FL; and Jackson Hole, WY.  

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Copa Returns to Tampa

 

Two weekly flights from Panama have resumed as of this week with connections to several destinations in South America.

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Puerto Rico Eases Restrictions

  • As of January 8th, Puerto Rico has reopened beaches and eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions
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