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As more and more people get COVID-19 vaccines, many are counting the days until they believe they can safely travel again.

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Early signs of life in travel industry as COVID-19 vaccines revive Americans’ wanderlust

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The beaten down travel industry is showing signs of life as coronavirus vaccines allow homebound Americans to start thinking of hopping a flight.

Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder of Indagare, a membership-based travel company that operates its own tours around the world and that had seen 14 straight years of growth before the pandemic, said new bookings fell to zero as COVID-19 took hold. By June 2020, sales had plunged nearly 100% compared to the year-earlier period. 

In recent weeks, however, business has started to pick up. “I had three phone calls today with people who said, ‘I haven’t travelled in

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Gov. Wolf Revises Mitigation Order on Gatherings and Lifts Out-of-State Travel Restrictions

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As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and the state’s vaccination plan is amplified, the Wolf Administration announced revised and lifted mitigation restrictions that are effective statewide today.

“Pennsylvania is taking a measured approach to revising or lifting mitigation orders,” Gov. Wolf said. “The reason we are seeing cases drop can be attributed, in part, to people following the mitigation efforts we have in place. Mask-wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene are making a difference and need to continue even as we see more and more people fully vaccinated. We need to balance protecting public health with leading the state to

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Travel Institute Adds Three New Directors To Board

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WHY IT RATES: The three new members bring additional expertise from inside and outside the travel industry. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer


The Travel Institute announces three new directors have joined its Board of Directors. New directors include Rick Meadows, CTC, recently retired president of Seabourn and long-term Carnival Corporation executive; Anita Pagliasso, vice president of industry relations for KHM Travel Group; and Jennifer Simmons, president, Marketexture, Inc.

“These three individuals are a perfect match with The Travel Institute’s tradition of strong and skilled board leadership. And, in keeping with the founders’ early vision, they are also continuing the board’s

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PENNSYLVANIA revises gathering limits for events, lifts travel restrictions

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Wolf administration revises crowd limits for events in Pennsylvania, lifts out-of-state travel restrictions

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LORI: THIS CAME IN JUST MIMIC — JUST MINUTES AGO. THE GOVERNOR IS REVISING SEVER MITIGATION EFFORTS, INCLUDING THE OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. SINCE NOVEMBER, ANYBODY OVER THE AGE OF 11 VISITING OUR STATE OR RETURNING FROM OUT OF STATE HAS TO PROVIDE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID TEST OR QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS. THE STATE HAS ALSO REVISED OCCUPANCY LIMITS FOR INDOOR EVENTS, NOW ALLOWING 15% MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY, REGARDLESS OF THE

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Pennsylvania lifts out-of-state travel restrictions, increases event limits

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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that one restriction in Pennsylvania due to COVID-19 is being lifted, while others are being revised.

The following is in effect as of Monday, March 1:

-Out-of-state travel restrictions are being lifted. Since November, that order required anyone over the age of 11 visiting from another state to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in a travel quarantine for 14 days.

-Outdoor events are now limited to a 20% maximum occupancy, no matter the venue size.

-Indoor events are now limited to 15% maximum occupancy, no matter

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Strategist pick best shares to ride reopening wave

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The S&P 500 may be coming off a losing week, but travel and leisure stocks have run hot.

The cruise lines Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival, hotels Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott and airlines JetBlue, American, United and Southwest have risen over the past week. Bets on the reopening trade as the U.S. passed 70 million vaccine doses have ignited a fire under these stocks.

One casino stock could be the best play on the recovery, according to Gina Sanchez, CEO of Chantico Global and chief market strategist at Lido Advisors.

“Lido Advisors has taken a position in their Lido recovery

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When can we go on vacation again?

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(CNN) — After reaching an all-time high in January 2021, global coronavirus case numbers are beginning to drop.

Vaccination roll-outs are now underway around the world, but when it comes to the recovery of leisure travel, we’re a long way from being out of the woods.

While travel experts are optimistic that things will slowly begin to open up again this year, how quickly that happens will depend on where you are, where you want to travel to, and if the virus and its mutant strains are able to be brought under control.

With so much uncertainty afoot, the most

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Another Good Weekend In The US Shows Increasing Demand For Travel

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As a sign of increasing confidence in air travel, passengers for the third straight weekend have surpassed one million passengers in a day. However, this time, the numbers were just as good on Thursday, February 25th, as they were on Friday the 26th– an increasing sign that customers are willing to get back onboard planes as the busy summer season starts to set in.

Airlines have seen relatively high passenger numbers this month– especially around the weekends. Photo: Getty Images

High passenger counts continue for the third straight weekend

February has been turning out better than many had expected, with

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The future of business travel is cloudy, spelling trouble for hotels

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  • Companies are evaluating whether business travel will be worth it once the pandemic ends.
  • After a year of working remotely, some think that Zoom and Slack can replace in-person meetings.
  • But, hotel companies rely on business travelers for a large portion of their revenue.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

The question of whether working professionals will once again travel for business after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides has been one of intense debate in recent months.

And while cutting costs and working more efficiently may be top of mind for corporations, the uncertain future of business travel

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