Prepare Your Customers for Travel

by Lisa Bonelli

As Covid numbers continue to fall, projected travel is on an upswing. Now is a perfect time to make sure your customers choose your card when booking their travel arrangements. Benefits such as Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Trip Cancellation and Trip Delay provide valuable protection to your customers at no additional cost to them. Check out the statistics below and be sure to contact us to find out how to promote the benefits you have or new ones you may want to consider.

US Prepares for Increased Summer Travel Demands & Waits for Foreign Changes
- TSA to hire 1,000 additional officers by 7/4 and 3,000 by Jan. 1st 2022
- On 5/23, 1.86 Million passengers were screened. The highest since March 2020
- United, Delta, AA preparing for a lift on EU Travel Restrictions starting with the UK
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-prepares-summer-air-travel-spike-weighs-foreign-changes-2021-05-25/

Vaccinated Americans Could Soon Travel to Europe without Quarantines or Tests
- Greece, Iceland and most recently Italy have allowed Americans to travel with negative tests
- The remaining countries that remain closed will be part of the opening
- No date has been set as of yet but should be by the end of June
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/vaccinated-americans-soon-travel-europe-without-quarantine

United Airlines to Up Capacity Limits Next Month; Sees an Increase in Demand
- United Plans to fly 80% of its original US Routes by July
- Bookings for Summer Travel are up 214% when compared to 2020
- United also adjusting flight times in DC and O'hare to have more convenient options for travelers
- Adding additional flights to Europe from NY/NJ
https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/united-airlines-to-step-up-capacity-next-month/

Priority Pass to Add Over 150 New Lounges Around the Globe in 2021
- JFK, Newark, Dulles already added this year with additional locations in China, Egypt, India, Russia & Turkey
- New Lounges to be opened in Charlotte, Cleveland & SF
- AMEX plans on reducing access by limiting visits to only those that spend $75K in 2022
https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/priority-pass-to-add-over-150-new-lounges-to-network.html

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