Is Your Travel Company Keeping You Safe

Is Your Travel Company Keeping You Safe? | Travel Well Update

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IS YOUR TRAVEL COMPANY KEEPING YOU SAFE?
This past week I watched a webinar in which an airline representative touted its safety practices and implied there was almost no chance of getting COVID on an airplane. (Not true, even though airplanes are pretty safe.) I also received newsletters from a tour company competitor that didn’t even mention COVID, instead simply promoting travel as if the pandemic is over. Finally, I went to another tour company’s website to look at their COVID safety precautions and they are still lauding temperature checks as a way to keep people safe. If your travel company of choice (airline, car rental agency, hotel, tour operator) is not actively telling you what they will do to keep you safe, they are probably not going to actively keep you safe.

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Discussing the Current State of Travel with Mindi Abair

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Last week, Allan Wright, Taste Vacations’ owner and president, had the pleasure of discussing the current and future state of travel with Mindi Abair, two-time Grammy nominee, saxophonist, singer, and fellow travel lover, and her husband, Eric Guerra, a wine industry veteran. Mindi and Eric own Reserve Tastings, a Wine + Music private wine membership that focuses on small-lot, luxury wines that are not available to the public.

Weren’t able to make the live event? No problem! Check out the recording below.

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2021 Travel Forecast & Recommendations | Travel Well Update

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This week’s Travel Well focuses on COVID-19 related updates from Italy and Mexico. Allan also provides a 2021 travel forecast of what to expect in the coming months.

News From Italy
It is not possible for US citizens to travel to Italy for vacation. Those on more “essential” travel purposes (including students, business people, and those visiting relatives) can travel from the US to Italy but need to quarantine. Recently, it was announced Delta and Alitalia will be offering COVID-19 tests on direct flights from the US to Rome in hopes this will allow people to forgo the quarantine. However, from what we can tell, this has not been approved by the government as a way to eliminate the quarantine nor will it be available for tourists in the near term.

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