Happy Sunday to all our travel friends, both near and far. Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, so we’re passing them along.
- COVID-19 had brought many changes to hotels. In the name of safety, services have been dramatically reduced with housekeeping and food and beverage seeing the biggest cuts. Personally, I wouldn’t mind it if some of these changes remain. Hotel room service has been on the chopping block for a while with the increased usage of food delivery apps. I may get my wish as Hilton’s CEO just said on a recent investor call that some of the labor efficiencies would remain and hotels will require less labor than they did pre-COVID. We’ll have to see how much they can cut back before guests start to go to other hotels.
- Politicians are adept at reading how the wind’s blowing and wanted to make some public response to the BLM movement. Several locations filed to change the name of their airport. For instance, Greater Rochester Airport is now named for Frederick Douglass, a 25-year resident of the area. In Las Vegas, they’ve voted to change the name of McCarran airport because of the namesake’s racist history. The Clark County Board of Commissioners filed the paperwork but the FAA denied the request, showing the wheels of freedom sometimes turn slowly.
- After real-life studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines keep people from getting sick and keep them from spreading the virus to others, the CDC has issued updated guidance that fully vaccinated people can travel safely and no longer need to quarantine. This is great news but does it mean that we will have to start showing our vaccination card every time we travel? What happens if you lose the card and can you get a replacement? I’m going to have to add one more thing to my packing list.
- Besides racking up unused vacation time, people have spent the last year hoarding travel rewards points. After a recent article looked at the number of outstanding points and how programs might lower the value to improve their financials. With possible devaluations in the future, don’t hold onto your points for too long.
- I’m not too fond of pranks or practical jokes. I feel bad for the person the joke’s being played on. I don’t like when they’re played on me either, like when AMEX sent me an offer that I got excited over only for them to send a message the next day saying OOPS! That wasn’t for you. But when it’s a good-hearted joke where’s no harm, I do tend to get a chuckle like this story about the First Lady posing as a flight attendant and passing out ice cream to the reporters and staff aboard a flight back to Washington D.C.
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