Travel industry hoping for surge in business with vaccine

As Florida passes the million mark for people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the travel industry is pointing to the vaccine rollout as the best reason to plan a vacation.”People are sick of being cooped up,” CEO of the US Travel Association Roger Dow said.The association is promoting Jan. 26 as National Plan For Vacation Day. He’s predicting major attractions and resorts will see a travel surge as more people feel safer and protected.”It will be a fulcrum to get people traveling again and I’d like to see as many people get vaccinated as possible as quickly as possible and again. … read more

Branson, Travel Moguls Hoping For Vaccine Passports for COVID Recovery

Sir Richard Branson visits “Cavuto” On FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images

As the pandemic continues to ravage across the world, the painfully slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and the lack of an efficient system to track who’s inoculated and who’s not means that the global travel industry is about to lose another summer.

In an interview with CNBC this week, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, who recently lost his mother to the coronavirus, said he hopes some sort of “proof of vaccination” will be made available for travelers

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