Carl Risch, the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, discussed the decision of the U.S. State Department to lift the global travel advisory to better reflect the conditions in specific countries.
President and CEO Zane Kerby said “few sectors have been as hard hit, or face a longer road to recovery, than the travel agency industry.”
Zeina Gedeon, TPI Canada; Lori Speers, Xstream Travel; and Steve Hirshan, Avoya Travel joined Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and TMR's Daniel McCarthy this week to continue the discussion into service fees.
Travel advisors surveyed by TMR and MMGY say that the majority of travel being booked is for seven or more months in advance.
The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center has issued Hurricane and Tropical Storm warnings for a number of areas along the east coast because of the potential impact of Tropical Storm Isaias.
In the absence of a rapid-response COVID-19 test, ASTA is calling on the FAA to enforce a face mask mandate for all airline passengers.
“We are committed to providing U.S. citizens with clear, timely and reliable information about health and safety conditions overseas, so they can make informed travel decision.”
U.S. Department of State