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Online Travel Scams – Reason to use a Travel Agent
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has recently noted an increase in travel-related scams as the demand for travel continues to grow. Victims are discovering “too-good-to-be-true” ticket prices on third-party websites and losing money to counterfeit travel booking sites.
As a result, a pair of senators have begun to push the FTC to develop strategies to address this issue. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. and Steve Daines, R-Mont. believe it to be critical that travel consumers be well informed and ensure that Americans understand how to identify and combat travel scams.
When you book with National Travel, know that you can be confident that we are on your side. While online travel booking websites may seem convenient, they are often “too-good-to-be-true.” To avoid falling victim to these scams, give us a call and book with a Travel Agent today!
New face-covering guidance will not apply to travel
On May 13th, the CDC announced new guidance regarding the requirement of face-coverings in public settings. The agency now says that individuals who are fully vaccinated can now avoid wearing masks while in indoor locations, but the U.S. Government has made no indication that the new guidance will apply to air and public transit.
The CDC still recommends that those who work in public transportation and those traveling by public transportation, still follow federal requirements regarding face coverings.
On April 30th, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the mask mandate within transportation networks until September 13th, and the agency plans to continue to work with the CDC to evaluate needs and traveler safety.
FAA May Require Passengers to be Weighed
Travelers may soon be required to step on a scale before stepping on a plane to establish a “standard average passenger weight.”
Delta Introduces Second Baggage Fee
The airline has imposed a second bag fee for Transpacific economy class tickets beginning with tickets purchased on or after May 3rd.
Southwest’s New Flights to Hawaii
Beginning in June, the airline will debut new flights for Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. They will also expand service in 5 other California Airports.
Delta’s COVID-tested Flights to Italy
Effective May 16th, the quarantine-free flights are open to all customers. Italy is now the 4th destination the airline will offer to leisure travelers this summer.
Now Open in Travel
LET OUT THE VEGAS IN YOU
As of June 1st, Las Vegas will return to pre-pandemic guidelines that lift restrictions involving capacity, limits, large gatherings and more!
The guidance also allows for vaccinated travelers to stop wearing face coverings in many indoor locations.
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Is Your Passport Valid?
If you plan to travel internationally in 2021, now is a great time to check your passport validity!
As a general rule, passports should be valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of travel, but these rules may also vary depending on your destination.
The current normal processing time for passports is 10-12 weeks, so there is no time like now to get started on your renewal.
Need assistance with renewing or applying for your passport?
Give us a call today!