No More Fees for Car and Hotel!
National Travel is changing the game on TMC fees by removing all hotel and rental car fees for reservations made within our network! We have over 58,000 hotel properties around the world and established relationships with all major rental car companies. We are able to leverage those relationships to offer cost savings for our clients! National Travel has partnered with ABC Premier Properties and American Express Preferred Properties, which both offer discounts and various other benefits to our clients when you book your hotel through us!
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CDC Will Not Recommend Domestic Testing
Previous comments from Federal Officials, suggesting a domestic travel test mandate, have caused quite an uproar and panic in the travel industry. According to a recent statement from the CDC, however, the agency will not be recommending mandated point of departure testing for domestic travel at this time.
While the CDC will not recommend a mandate for testing, they are still urging travelers to take precautions to protect themselves and their fellow travelers. The CDC recommends travelers obtain a negative viral test 1 to 3 days prior to travel, as well as 3 to 5 day after returning. The agency also recommends travelers quarantine for 7 days after traveling even with a negative test.
Check out our weekly ‘Top 5 Airline Updates’ below!
What is an Airline Alliance?
Have you ever noticed that your flight on one airline is operated by another airline? Or you may have heard some airlines belong to certain alliances, but never really understood what that means.
First Airline to Vaccinate All Crew
As a part of the UAE’s goal to vaccinate at least half of their population by March, Ethiad Airlines has set out to vaccinate 100% of their pilots and operational crew!
Southwest Launches at O’Hare Airport
For the very first time, the low-cost carrier will operate out of the Chicago airport, incluing 16 daily flights to Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Nashville and Phoenix.
New Destinations and Flights on American Airlines
The Fort-Worth based airline has added 6 new flights to their network beginning in June. Flights include two new destinations for the airline to Idaho Falls, ID and Eureka,CA.
JetBlue Introduces Cheaper Fares, but There’s a Catch
In an effort to compete with low-cost no-frills carriers, Jetblue is lowering their basic economy fares, but with a major catch: no more carry-on bags.
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Testing No Longer Required for Travel Alaska
As of February 14th, tourists and visitors traveling to Alaska will no longer be required to present proof of a negative covid test to enter the state. Testing will still be offered at the airport for the next few months upon arrival at the airport for a fee.
This news comes as the state’s emergency declaration expired and state government officials announced a transition into a “recovery phase.”
Alaskans are still encouraged to social distance and wear masks, although Alaska has never implemented a state-wide mask mandate.
Now Open for U.S. Travelers:
- Seychelles: Open to Americans and Canadians with a vaccine alongside a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate.
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