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What COVID-19 changed about travel
The Pandemic has surely changed all of our lives forever, including the way we travel.
Airline crew and ground support are overworked dealing with crowded airports and rental car prices have skyrocketed, while car rental companies are supplying older cars. But it’s not all bad! Airlines dropped their ticket change penalties, and road trips are back in style.
What has stayed constant is that Travel Agents have still been here through it all. A recent survey found that 4 out of 5 Americans prefer to work with a human over making their travel plans online. They prefer the personal attention, extra perks and access to deals that can’t be found anywhere else. Travel Agents, in fact, became more relevant than ever during the pandemic. With constant changes to travel restrictions, Travel Agents can help navigate COVID-19 testing requirements and documentation needed for any destination.
Marriott sued over resort fees
The Washington, D.C. Attorney General recently introduced a lawsuit against Marriott International Inc over resort fees the hotel group has allegedly made over $220 million in since 2012. The lawsuit suggests that Marriott does not properly communicate these fees to customers during the booking process. Marriott reportedly admitted to not lumping the resort fee in the room rate because it would put them at a “competitive disadvantage.”
10 most popular haunted tourist destinations
These spooky sites are actually haunted year-round, for those looking for the real life experience this Halloween, and not just another haunted hay ride. From the Brooklyn Bridge to the Alamo, many of these destinations are known for their grim history and you may even spot a ghost or two!
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Air Travel Updates
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TSA could run low on screeners
Only about 60% of TSA employees are at least partially vaccinated with just a month left before the November 22nd deadline for federal employees to be fully vaccinated.
Charlotte flight attendants vote to authorize strike
In an effort to push management to resolve their contract, one hundred percent of participating Piedmont Airlines flight attendants have voted to allow their union to authorize a strike.
Seattle searches for second airport site
The city has a list of six potential sites they are considering for a second airport, including one already partly developed airport.
Southwest’s October meltdown cost $75 million
Earlier this month, mass flight cancellations and delays cost the carrier $75 million. More than 2,000 flights were cancelled between October 8th and 13th.