Travel Weekly, a travel industry magazine, recently published an article titled “2020 Year in Review”.
The article described a year like none other. And the effects are still being felt by those of us anxious to travel.
2020 was predicted to be a year of growth, following ten years of similar economic growth in the travel industry.
A year later, 92,000 airline employees have lost their jobs. Approximately one in 10 people worldwide work in the tourism sector and over one million of those jobs have been lost. There is no way to tell exactly what the economic damage globally will be, but it will be staggering.
The Center of Disease Control (CDC) regulates cruise line safety. Cruise lines were slapped with a no sail order on April 9th but ships with 100 or fewer passengers were allowed to continue sailing. Unfortunately, Covid-19 still made its way on board the ships even with the requirement of a negative Covid test result. With the news of the vaccines, Frank Del Orio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings, said the following about the vaccine being a requirement to cruise. “It will certainly be a requirement for