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US to end COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers

US to end COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers

The White House is expected to announce on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will lift their COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers re-entering the United States from other countries, according to CNN. The new ruling will go into...

United Airlines to launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights by June

United Airlines to launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights by June

United Airlines is launching the largest transatlantic expansion in its history, with 30 Transatlantic flights being launched or resumed between mid-April and early June of 2022. The new nonstop flight destinations include: Amman, Jordan Bergen, Norway Azores,...

Top 10 airports in the world show 2021 show travel recovery

Top 10 airports in the world show 2021 show travel recovery

Although 2020 and 2021 were not normal for travel, the busiest airports in the world remained (at least relatively) the same with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport taking the top spot once again. According to Airports Council International (ACI) World,...

Southwest to increase service in California, Hawaii, Cuba

Southwest to increase service in California, Hawaii, Cuba

Southwest Airlines will be adding additional services to its flight schedules beginning in early June, including destinations like California, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and the Caribbean. “For a gamut of travelers seeking business opportunity, faraway fun, or...

Hawaiian Airlines to resume nonstop Honolulu-Auckland flights

Hawaiian Airlines to resume nonstop Honolulu-Auckland flights

Hawaiian Airlines is planning to resume its nonstop flights between Honolulu (HNL) and Auckland (AKL) after two years of pandemic-related travel restrictions. The flights between Hawaii and New Zealand will resume three times a week beginning on July 2. "Our July...

JetBlue plans to acquire Spirit Airlines

JetBlue plans to acquire Spirit Airlines

JetBlue has announced it is proposing the purchase of Spirit Airlines, which would make it one of the largest airlines in the United States. "The combination of the two airlines would position JetBlue as the most compelling national low-fare challenger to the four...

Air New Zealand launches flagship JFK-AKL flight

Air New Zealand launches flagship JFK-AKL flight

Just a few weeks after New Zealand announced their reopening to international travelers, Air New Zealand has announced a nonstop New York City to Auckland flight. The flight will operate three times a week and will run between John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and...

Travel agency air sales hits highest point since February 2020

Travel agency air sales hits highest point since February 2020

Travel agency air ticket sales hit their highest point since February 2020, according to a report by the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC). The February 2022 sales totaled $5.4 billion by travel agencies. Air ticket sales also increased by 253 percent between February...

Southwest Airlines CEO opens door to assigned seating

Southwest Airlines CEO opens door to assigned seating

Southwest Airlines may soon be getting rid of one of their most recognizable features, maybe. According to new CEO Bob Jordan, there is a possibility they could consider assigned seating on the airline. Southwest Airlines has traditionally had open seating on all...

Map: What countries are open & what are travel restrictions?

Map: What countries are open & what are travel restrictions?

With constantly changing travel restrictions around the world, Sherpa has put together an interactive map to help travelers and travel advisors stay up to date on the current requirements and restrictions. The interactive travel restrictions map allows you to see the...

Survey: 63% of Americans plan to travel for the holidays

Survey: 63% of Americans plan to travel for the holidays

Americans are looking to travel for the holidays in 2021, according to a survey by The Vacationer. The survey found that 63 percent of American adults (161 million people) are planning to travel for at least one holiday before the end of 2021, and 42 percent of...

Report: Ryanair banning customers for credit card chargebacks

Report: Ryanair banning customers for credit card chargebacks

Ryanair has reportedly banned customers who were issued a chargeback by their credit cards for flights that were in operation. A chargeback is when a credit card customer disputes a purchase on their credit card, and is refunded — even if the company does not agree to...

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld as 14th member

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld as 14th member

Alaska Airlines has announced it has joined oneworld as the 14th full member of the global alliance. The alliance will allow the airline and its passengers a global network of flights to as many as 1,000 destinations across more than 170 countries. With its membership...

British Airways rolls out COVID-19 document trial on their website

British Airways rolls out COVID-19 document trial on their website

British Airways is starting a trial for document certification for travelers. Travelers will be able to upload their negative COVID-19 test results and other travel declaration forms, including a vaccination form, directly to a portal on British Airways' website...

IATA: Increased confidence in travel, support for Travel Pass

IATA: Increased confidence in travel, support for Travel Pass

Recent travelers are gaining confidence in returning to air travel, according to a recent poll by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The poll, which asked travelers about confidence in a return to air travel, frustration with current travel...

JetBlue founder to launch new airline

JetBlue founder to launch new airline

The United States Transportation Department granted approval for a new airline, Breeze Aviation Group, by the founder of JetBlue Airways. Breeze Aviation has up to one year to begin flights, with up to 22 planes. According to the Associated Press, the company plans to...

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A&K Travel Group acquires Crystal Cruises’ name, 2 ships

A&K Travel Group has announced the acquisition of the Crystal Cruises name, as well as two ships: the Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony. A&K's goal is to relaunch the ships in 2023 after "extensive refurbishment" and will operate under the name "Crystal...

US to end COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers

The White House is expected to announce on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will lift their COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers re-entering the United States from other countries, according to CNN. The new ruling will go into...

Feature: A conversation with CityPASS on the future of travel

Things have begun to return to normal in the travel industry, but most agree that travel will likely never be exactly what it was prior to 2020. For the companies who survived through the pandemic, the world of travel is a very different place. Companies have adapted,...

Discover Puerto Rico invites visitors to ‘Live Boricua’

Discover Puerto Rico unveiled their latest brand campaign: 'Live Boricua.' Discover Puerto Rico is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) of the island, and is launching their campaign along with others in the Puerto Rican tourism industry. "A movement born out...

Diamond Head State Monument to implement reservation system, timed entry

The State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced that reservations will now be needed for visitors to Lē‘ahi – the Diamond Head State Monument, starting on May 12, 2022. "Diamond Head State Monument is one of Oʻahu’s most sought-after...

‘City of Museums’ Xi’an, China opens 2 major museums

Xi'an, China has two museums for travelers and locals to learn the history of the area. The Shaanxi Archaeological Museum was recently completed in Xi'an, China and will be open to the public on a trial basis from April 28. The Xi'an Museum had also officially...

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