The Implications Of The Pandemic On Travel Today

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Journalists and travel bloggers are questioning how to talk about travel these days and whether to talk about it at all. Social media users are shying away from posting their locations in fear of being shamed. In the meantime, the travel industry continues to struggle and is experiencing the largest downturn in its history

After months of stay-at-home orders, many people have slowly started reuniting with their loved ones, getting out of their hometowns and visiting tourist sites. Some would consider this irresponsible behavior that can put thousands of people at risk. 

So, is it bad to travel and promote traveling these days? As I’ve realized while browsing articles on this topic, the answer is complicated and comes with numerous caveats.

My company has over 250,000 travel partners, and each of them has

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Campus tours advance amid pandemic

Prospective students are offered the option of a Zoom tour or a private tour on campus to maintain COVID guidelines.
Sarah Pinkerton | Photographer

By Clara Lincicome | Reporter

Campus tours at Baylor attract many prospective students. However, because of COVID-19 restrictions, some of the aspects of the traditional tours have changed.

Typically, when students first arrive at the Wiethorn Undergraduate Admissions Center (WUAC) for their tour, they are treated to a bag of green and gold popcorn from Off the Cobb, a chilled glass bottle of Dr. Pepper and a cookie from Lula Jane’s. They are then greeted by an eager tour guide, who escorts the prospective students and their families to a shuttle for both a driving and walking tour of Baylor’s campus. The tour concludes with a picture opportunity on the field of McLane Stadium and a free Baylor University T-shirt.

But amid COVID-19, the admissions center

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Prince Harry says travel ban amid the coronavirus pandemic has led to ‘acute hardship’ among industry workers

Prince Harry believes there is a better way to travel, especially after the coronavirus pandemic.

In a foreword for the latest Travalyst report, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged how the industry has taken a major hit in the last year.

“The global health crisis continues to hold many in its grip, forcing communities and nations into one of the most difficult times in modern history,” the 36-year-old wrote. 

“Those working in and relying on travel and tourism have experienced acute hardship over the past year,” the British royal shared. “In tourism, destinations have experienced an abrupt halt to the consistent flow of visitors seen in recent years.


Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, launched Travalyst in 2019.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, launched Travalyst in 2019.
(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images)

“If anyone needed reminding, this has shown us just how vital the industry

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Belgium bans leisure travel for a month to combat pandemic

Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants

BRUSSELS — Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Friday that “when people travel, the virus travels with them.”

He said visitors from Britain, South Africa and South America will have to quarantine for ten days to make sure they don’t bring dangerous variants into Belgium.

The move came one day after the 27 European Union leaders said that borders within the bloc needed to remain open to

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