The Slow Road to Travel
It’s taken a while, but the world we live in is starting to move forward again.
People, albeit cautiously, are coming out of their lockdowns looking for things to do and places to go. As more people become accustomed to wearing masks and living with Covid-19, they are slowly taking to the skies again.
On June 16, for example, the number of people passing through TSA checkpoints reached 450k, significantly up from the 87k from April 14, at the height of the global pandemic. (see here). This number is certainly greater than two months ago, but still far less than the 2.5 million that passed through TSA checkpoints the same time last year.
This month, we examine the return to travel and what that may mean for you whether you are leaving town for business or pleasure.
Enjoy and Safe Travels!
What We're Reading
Below are a few links that offer suggestions on traveling within the new world of a pandemic.
Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US | CDC
Road trips won't be the same this summer. Here's what you should plan for
What Does Coronavirus Mean for Your Summer Vacation? A Smart Traveler’s Guide
The Latest: Should You Change Your Travel Plans Due to the Coronavirus?
The Most Important Word in the Hospitality Industry? ‘Clean’
Coronavirus: Impact on the Hospitality Industry
Coronavirus and the Travel Industry
Life After Coronavirus: New Challenges for New Mobility Services
Coronavirus: What will the future of ridesharing look like? Uber and Lyft drivers see tough road ahead
Flying Sanitized: How Air Travel May Change Forever After Coronavirus
Current Travel Trends
ADARA COVID-19 Resource Center - Travel Trends Tracker
Other Industry Impacts
How Coronavirus Is Impacting Ecommerce
Views Coronavirus is forcing the insurance industry to embrace digitization
COVID-19 Impact on Banking: How Banks Are Responding to the Challenges Poised
cbsi BLOG: Back on the Road
This month, cbsi's Jack Hojnar hit the road traveling for the first time since March 10, 2020. This two-part blog first addresses preparing to travel; the second part chronicles the journey.
Webinars / Virtual Conference
Below are recommended webinars for you and your organization to consider:
Customer Acquisition to Retention | Magnetizing Your Brand for Profitable Growth
Upcoming Webinars | S&P Global Ratings | Sector: Financial Institutions; Governments
COVID-19 and Impact on the US Financial System: Payments
Webinars | Consumer Bankers Association
Now, next and beyond: Banking in the COVID-19 environment
This month, Ken Kraetzer helps us understand the impacts of travel on business and leisure. In speaking with two noted authorities on the subject.
Rise of the Sanitized Travel - Shashank Nigam, CEO, Simplifying.com
Travel 2020 Forecast - Jason Steele, Author, Expert in Credit Cards and Travel