Quarantine-free Travel from US to Europe Shows Signs of Becoming Reality

New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta passengers flying to Rome. Unlike […]

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Travel Industry Praises COVID-19 Stimulus Package; $15 Billion for Airlines

The travel industry applauded lawmakers after congressional leaders reached a deal on a nearly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. It passed Congress Monday, and President Donald Trump was expected to sign the bill Tuesday. "We applaud the bipartisan group of senators that drove progress forward, and the congressional leadership for striking a bipartisan agreement to […]

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Survey: Vaccine Availability Key to Business Travel Resumption

The availability of a Covid-19 vaccine will be a “significant factor” in more than six in 10 organizations’ decisions to resume business travel, according to a new survey of travel managers and procurement professionals by the Global Business Travel Association. About 61 percent of the 353 respondents polled online Dec. 7-14 by GBTA indicated vaccine […]

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Delta’s First COVID-tested Flight

Delta Air Lines travelers with essential travel needs can now fly from Atlanta to Amsterdam with the knowledge that their fellow passengers and the crew are COVID-19 negative after undergoing pre-flight testing protocols and without having to quarantine after arrival. An Atlanta to Rome option is coming soon. Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President -Alliances […]

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Turning Up the Heat on COVID-19

Boeing and the University of Arizona are using an age-old technique, thermal disinfection, in the fight against COVID-19. Researchers have confirmed that applying heat to surfaces, especially on hard-to-clean flight deck equipment, effectively eliminates SARS-CoV-2. Results indicate that the virus can be destroyed by more than 99.99% after three hours exposure to temperatures of 120 […]

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A Coordinated Approach to Safe Travel

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, is calling for closer co-operation and coordination when the European Council meet this week to discuss COVID-19, climate change, security and external relations. The European Council will review the current situation with the pandemic and discuss a coordinated strategy in response to […]

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