COVID tests for domestic flights a ‘horrible” idea: Delta CEO Bastian

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian has joined the chorus of travel-industry executives coming out strongly against a government proposal to require mandatory COVID-19 tests for passengers on flights within the United States.

“I think it’d be a horrible idea for a lot of reasons,” Bastian said Tuesday in an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow

Bastian said testing won’t keep domestic passengers safer and will set the travel industry’s recovery back by at least another year. Airlines saw cancellations and bookings spike after mandatory testing for international flights to the U.S. was announced in January.

Bastian saidrequiring domestic

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Travel Industry Professionals Seek New Horizons After Pandemic Losses

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The travel and hospitality industries have been among the hardest hit in the US and worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hotels, restaurants and travel agencies are closing. Tourist attractions around the world remain shuttered and empty. 

With 7.7 million jobs lost and 47 percent of hospitality professionals out of work, the travel industry remains hopeful for the vaccinated future but grounded in the reality of furloughs and layoffs. American Airlines, for instance, recently announced that new furloughs were on the horizon.

Faced with this crisis, travel professionals Melisssa

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Traveling when vaccinated: These pandemic precautions are still needed

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To date, at least 33.2 million people in the United States have received one or both doses of a coronavirus vaccine since the start of distribution in December. But health experts stress that the vaccine is not a get-out-of-pandemic-free card — for travelers or anyone else.

Because we don’t know the full scale of the spread of new coronavirus variants and still have unanswered questions about vaccines, Jessica Malaty Rivera, an epidemiologist with the COVID Tracking Project, said even vaccinated Americans need to remain vigilant about their public health mitigation efforts. While renting an RV and driving to the

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Bartlett travel agent Colleen Kosiek, owner of Ultimate Travel, charged with stealing more than $100K from clients

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CHICAGO (WLS) — A Bartlett travel agent has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from her clients, according to DuPage County prosecutors.

Colleen Kosiek is charged with multiple felonies including Continuing Financial Crimes Enterprise, Financial Institution Fraud, Identity Theft, Aggravated Identity Theft, Forgery and Theft. In total, a DuPage County grand jury returned a 42-count indictment against Kosiek in January.

RELATED: Customer sues Bartlett travel agency, claims they never booked his flights and cost him thousands of dollars

Kosiek owned Ultimate Travel in Bartlett. Two years ago the ABC7 I-Team investigated her business after families said they paid her

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Travel giant TUI bets on summer vacations as COVID-19 vaccines boost a surge in bookings

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Summer holidays are
back on.

That is the sunny outlook from Tui, which said that it expects a rebound in summer demand and higher prices, as the rapid rollout of the U.K.’s COVID-19 vaccination program gathers pace.

The world’s biggest tour operator said on Tuesday that it expects to run 80% of its normal capacity for this summer, with 2.8 million customers already booked for the season ahead.

Average vacation prices were 20% above their pre-pandemic levels, Tui said, as people splashed out more on higher-level packages. Daily bookings in January were 70% higher compared with December 2020, and the

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5 Retirement Celebration Travel Ideas

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“We always plan our own trips, and prefer off-the-grid adventure travel, but like to balance R&R with energetic days. This month-long journey to Tanzania included both. We used the family-run, solar-powered Honey Badger Lodge [in Moshi] as our refuge and home base in between legs. We started with a six-day climb to Mount Kilimanjaro, organized by Milestone Safaris & Mountaineering, for which we trained nine months by climbing high-altitude peaks at home in New Mexico. Our guides encouraged us with Swahili songs and dances, and we saw the sun rise over the Kenyan plains as we approached the crater’s

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Officials Urge Oklahomans To Stay Home, Take Precautions If You Must Travel

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It’s been one of the busiest days in recent years for emergency crews as Green Country sees icy conditions and freezing temperatures. 

Both EMSA and AAA Oklahoma said if you do have to get out in this weather, it is crucial to make sure that you are prepared for anything that could happen. 

“Snow you can see, black ice you can’t, it just looks like wet water,” said Mark Madeja with AAA Oklahoma. 

Madeja said if you must travel, being prepared is key. He said having a safety kit in your car, full of anything you might need, like a

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Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

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Growing up in the frigid confines of Endwell, N.Y., I tried to escape the endless winters and year-round rain by visiting my local library, where I sought out photography books with images of warmer places.

I remember being thrilled by a picture book that traced the Mississippi River from its source in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Toward the end of the book was a photograph of a flaming gas well rising from turbulent Gulf waters at twilight. To a Northern boy, seeing that photo felt like looking at some faraway, exotic land; in the upstate New York winter

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Even If A Leisure Travel Demand Recovery Begins This Year The Industry Still Has A Steep Cliff To Scale

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Fewer than half of Americans say they are optimistic about traveling on vacation this year, according to

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Hydrow Is the Best At-Home Workout When You Can’t Travel: Review

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There was no way I could have known how much time I’d be spending in what an earnest broker might dub my “cozy Brooklyn studio” when I signed my lease two years ago. What my apartment lacks in size, it makes up for in easy access to the office, the gym, and transportation options that take me across the city and, via nearby airports like Newark and JFK, across the world. Of course,

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