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January 21, 2021

Industry News – Click on the title to read the full article. Many of the sources below require a free registration to gain access to the article. If a paid registration is required, the individual source will be noted.

Airlines

Delta CEO Discusses Future of Corporate Travel (Source: Simple Flying)
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian predicted that corporate travel will “come back pretty aggressively beginning in the second half of this year.” The airline said a survey of its corporate clients indicated more than half expect to resume previous travel levels by the end of 2023 and only 7% said they will probably never resume flying as they used to.

American Airlines Launches Health Passport to Help Passengers With COVID Test Requirements (Source: Travelmarket Report)
American Airlines this week announced that it would become the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States, a move it says will help international travelers comply with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testing requirements.

General Interest

Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce to Create Standards For Storing, Sharing Vaccination Records (Source: PhocuWire)
A broad coalition of health and technology companies have created the Vaccination Credential Initiative, an effort to give consumers digital access to their vaccination records in a secure, verifiable and privacy-preserving way to support the return to travel, work, school and more.

What Happens If You Test Positive For COVID-19 And Can’t Fly Back To The US? (Source: The Points Guy)
A positive COVID-19 test can throw a wrench in even the best-laid plans. And if you’re abroad and trying to get back to the U.S., prepare to stay put for a while: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced new requirements that travelers entering the U.S. must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test. The new reentry policy affects all travelers — U.S. citizens included — and kicks in on Jan. 26, 2021.

Hotels

$377M Salt Lake City Hotel Pays Off Long Before Opening (Source: Deseret News)
Salt Lake City’s tourism director says the city already has snagged a dozen conventions it otherwise would not have had, thanks to a $377 million convention center hotel project set for completion in 2022. The 25-story, 700-room Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City adjoining the Salt Palace Convention Center will add 60,000 square feet of meeting space indoors and 7,413 square feet outdoors.

9 Amazing Hotels Where Presidents Have Slept (Source: SmarterTravel)
How do you find a truly majestic hotel? Just ask a president. After all, it’s only natural for powerful heads of state to get some rest at the best of the best. Although you may not get there via private plane, you can nevertheless enjoy regal accommodations, grand architecture, and views fit for a commander-in-chief at properties where presidents have slept. From rustic national-park chalets to ritzy city lodgings, these nine grand hotels promise a perfectly top-level stay.

Leisure Travel

Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Previewed on Digital Media (Source: TravelPulse)
Disney World’s much-ballyhooed, partly built Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel went on display via Instagram recently as the year of its scheduled debut opened. The property’s total immersion concept featured bunk beds for children in cabins with views of outer space from the windows.

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