Insider Report 12/17/2020

Welcome to the weekly National Travel newsletter! This week we take a look at airline contact tracing, Alaska Airlines 'Safety Dance,' why you should use a Travel Agent and more! We have our office open 24/7 so if there are any questions or thoughts we can help with feel free to give us a call or respond to this email!

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Airlines Begin to Assist with Contact-Tracing

International travelers arriving in the United States on United Airlines flights this week will be asked to voluntarily provide data at check-in for contact-tracing efforts.  

     At check-in, passengers will be asked to provide their email address, phone number and address of where they are staying to the airline.  In the event that an infectious passenger is found to have traveled on a flight, the CDC will have immediate access to the data to aid in contact-tracing.   The program will begin with only international flights this week before expanding to all United Airlines flights in the next few weeks.

     While United Airlines is the first major U.S. carrier to announce this initiative on all flights, Delta has also begun a similar procedure this week for their international flights arriving in the U.S. as well.  

Get the Most for Your Money with a Travel Agent
 

In these uncertain times we all face during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is perhaps more important than ever to book with a travel agent.  

     Travel restrictions and rules are changing daily, and the most value a travel agent can provide to their customers today is peace of mind.  

     National Travel’s experts are well versed in today’s ever-changing travel climate and have all of the resources at hand to help you plan your perfect trip.  Your travel agent can advise you on your destination entry requirements, airline safety protocols, travel insurance policies and so much more, all while finding you the best price for your trip. 

 

Planning on Traveling for the Holidays? 

Click here for the latest travel restrictions in this state-by-state guide!

Alaska Airlines ‘Safety Dance’ 
     A new promotional video from Alaska Airlines with a parody of the popular 1980’s Men Without Hats song, ‘Safety Dance’, aims to help restore traveler confidence in air travel.  The song highlights the airline’s safety standards and will begin airing on all flights in January.  Alaska airlines hopes this fun and exciting campaign will help encourage customers to “safely get back out there in spring and summers 2021.” 

Now Open in Travel

Now Open for US Travelers: 
 
  • Turks and Caicos:     Borders now open to American Travelers
  • Peru:     Open to all travelers.  Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival required.  
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Find Your Escape From the Cold 
 
     With the news of the COVID-19 vaccine, many Americans are ready to act on their pent-up desires to travel again, but where can they go? 
While many destinations still have travel restrictions in place, these 14 destinations are ready to accept travelers looking to escape the cold this winter!
 
Are you ready to plan your winter escape?  Give us a call today!

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Reminder!!

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