Immunity Passport: What’s In It?

Posted by Holly Hou on 11/13/20 10:52 AM

As the global economy learns to adapt through a continuing pandemic, countries are easing their travel restrictions as people start to venture from their quarantine nests. Among the countries that are taking action is Chile, who is rolling out “release certificates” for recovered COVID-19 patients. Patients carrying these certifications are considered “immune” and show a low risk of transmitting the virus, leaving them exempt from all types of quarantine or local restrictions. Meanwhile, the UK, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Colombia, Argentina, Estonia, and the US are considering following Chile’s footsteps and looking forward to using a digital immunity passport as well.

 


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Topics: Air Travel, COVID-19

Why Your Company Should Use Corporate Travel Management Tools

Posted by Holly Hou on 10/27/20 8:49 AM

Business travelers account for 12% of airline passengers and 75% of profits  with  salespeople, executives, and consultants requiring the most  frequent travel. As we face this pandemic, experts find it alarming that business travel might be dead as we slowly adapt to the new normal.

 

...Well not exactly! NexTravel has seen a significant relative increase in travel demand as economies have begun to reopen and lifted  its travel restrictions. In fact, a recent survey by GBTA shows that domestic and essential business travel are increasing, encouraging an even greater shift towards pre COVID-19 travel behavior. As such, companies have increased their interest in discovering a solution to manage their travel, expenses, and employee well-being while on the road. For those open to, or necessitating a return to corporate travel, the question becomes: should you hire an in-house travel manager or use an online travel management site? We’ve listed below the benefits you might consider.

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Topics: Insider, Air Travel, Hotel

Best Places to Enjoy Your Remote Work

Posted by Holly Hou on 10/13/20 10:38 AM

Remote work has become the new normal, and will be for the foreseeable future. Working from home might be a blessing in disguise for some not only by avoiding the usual Monday hassle but also by having a chance to set up their preferred working environment. In case you’re bored at home, here are some places to enjoy your remote work with easy visa requirements. So why stay at home when you can isolate yourself in a paradise?

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Topics: Air Travel, COVID-19

How United Led the Way to Eliminate Change Fees

Posted by Holly Hou on 9/19/20 2:25 PM

There’s no doubt that this pandemic has affected the world’s economy. The airline industry has been turned upside-down by this pandemic. Airlines have been continuously updating their policies to give more flexibility to travelers. As you may have read on our previous blog, airlines have waived change fees in response to COVID-19.

 

Change fees have been the standard in this industry for decades, with the unique exception of Southwest. On August 30th, United Airlines stunned all of us when they announced a very welcome, but unexpected change - getting rid of change fees permanently. This move makes United the first major U.S. legacy airline to do so. With low demand and fierce competition in the market, American and Delta followed United’s lead. Read on to find out what these changes mean for travelers.

 


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Topics: Air Travel

Is it Safe to Fly?

Posted by Holly Hou on 9/10/20 1:44 AM

Air travel today looks vastly different from what it was before. The fear of  COVID-19 transmission has significantly reduced the demand for air travel, causing airlines to cut back their flights. We’ve all been adapting to the new normal over the past several months and travel is now slowly coming back. 

 

While traveling by plane during this time may seem scarier than ever before, according to a recent study, the risk of getting infected on the plane is actually quite low. On a full flight, the odds of infection are just 1 in 4,300, and the odds lower to 1 in 7,700 if the airline has adopted the middle seat open policy. Note that current flights are also generally not full due to low demand in travel.

 


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Topics: Air Travel, COVID-19

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