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Transcript: As the commercial aviation industry struggles to find it’s way through the COVID 19 health crisis, New York City based carrier JetBlue is honoring 100-thousand healthcare workers with pairs of roundtrip flight certificates.
Last week, American Airlines and Hyatt announced they will be helping thousands of healthcare workers with complimentary three-day vacations.
In the Caribbean, Sandals is planning to open a number of their Caribbean resorts in June – with additional properties set to open in July.
And, some good news from the mouse.
Today, Disney reopened Shanghai Disneyland, for the first time since late January. Social distancing, reduced capacity, and face masks were all part of the reopening
And, closer to home, it was announced Orlando’s Disney Springs will have a phased reopening beginning on May 20th.
For additional information on these headlines and more, be sure to watch Beyond Your Backyard NOW this afternoon at 4:00pm Eastern for a lively discussion about staycation ideas, travel healthy safety tips, the cruise industry and the entire Vacation Ecosystem. That’s this and every Monday afternoon at four pm EST. I’m Erik the Travel Guy, thank you for watching.
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ABOUT ERIK: Erik Hastings, a.k.a. Erik the Travel Guy is an EMMY award-winning television personality who speaks directly to consumers who can’t afford to “get their vacations wrong”. He is the host and managing editor of the internationally syndicated television series “Beyond Your Backyard” for public broadcasting stations (PBS) and other networks/VOD platforms. Erik leads an incredibly talented team of industry pros and is the editorial driving force of his platform. While the travel industry directly supports millions of families worldwide, Erik believes travel makes the world a better place. Through exploration and discovery, he has learned that travel brings cultures together and he eagerly shares that spirit with millions of viewers.