Travel enthusiasts are starting to show more interest in seeking information in a wide range of travel areas. This good news is the first uptick Comscore has seen since pandemic began in March.
In the air – US carriers are adding more flights to key business and leisure destinations, where outdoor activities are prominent. National parks and outdoor recreational locations may be the choice for many.
And, American Airlines has donated more than 500-thousand pounds of food to various food banks across the country as part of their COVID-19 relief efforts.
Chicago’s Navy Pier will begin its phased reopening, today (Wednesday).. The Windy city’s iconic destination has been closed since mid-March.
Another National Park is reopening. Yosemite in California will welcome visitors beginning tomorrow (Thursday). Visitors, for the time being, will have to reserve day passes in advance
The reopening of Florida’s famed theme parks continues. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island will reopen tomorrow, (Thursday).. Enhanced health and safety measures will be in place.
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