60% of Americans Won’t Travel to Visit Family for the Holidays This Year, New Survey Finds

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The majority of Americans say their holiday plans won’t be business as usual in 2020.

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is complicating plans for family gatherings and travel in the U.S. this winter. Sixty percent of respondents to Travelocity’s 2020 Holiday Outlook survey claim they won’t be traveling to see family and friends on Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays.

Of that group, 1 in 3 say they won’t

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CDC says teen gave COVID-19 to 11 relatives across 4 states during a family vacation. Experts see a cautionary tale for holidays

A COVID-19 outbreak that infected 11 people across four states began with a 13-year-old girl who transmitted the virus during a three-week family vacation over the summer, according to a Centers for Disease Control report.



Cecile McLorin Salvant standing in front of a pool: Shelley Gavin, 55, gets a free COVID-19 test provided by Community Organized Relief Effort at I Grow Chicago in West Englewood on Aug. 31, 2020.


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Shelley Gavin, 55, gets a free COVID-19 test provided by Community Organized Relief Effort at I Grow Chicago in West Englewood on Aug. 31, 2020.

In Illinois — one of the

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Have your say in our travel survey on quarantine rules and holidays in a pandemic

There’s no denying that the pandemic has wreaked havoc on Brits’ travels – but how have your holiday plans been affected?

We want to hear your opinions on all things travel, so we’ve launched a brand new survey that takes just a few minutes to fill out.

With travel restrictions often changing, quarantine rules in place and some countries closing their borders completely, this year’s been rough for holidaymakers –

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Is it safe to travel for the holidays this year?

The end of the year is sneaking up, and people are weighing travel plans to join friends and family for the holidays — all against the backdrop of a deadly pandemic.Gathering with others — probably the most universal holiday tradition — has never required so much meticulous forethought.Should you travel for the holidays in 2020? What precautions will make it safer? Who will be there and how careful have they … Read More

CDC guidelines for 2020 holidays: What you should avoid

In a new post on holiday gatherings, the Centers for Disease Control poses seven factors for Americans to consider as they decide if and how to plan their holiday gatherings.

The advice comes at an awkward moment for the CDC, which was forced to reverse course after a post last weekend that cited more risk from coronavirus aerosols than the agency had previously acknowledged. But the holiday guidance, which boils

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U.S. Covid-Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel by Holidays

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays, according to people familiar with the matter.

The growing availability of Covid-19 tests in the U.S. has prompted officials at the Transportation Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to revive efforts to establish safe travel corridors between the U.S. and international destinations, the people said. … Read More

Is it safe to travel for the holidays in 2020 during the pandemic?

The end of the year is sneaking up, and people are weighing travel plans to join friends and family for the holidays — all against the backdrop of a deadly pandemic.



a group of people walking down the street: There's a lot more to consider when planning holiday travel in 2020.


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There’s a lot more to consider when planning holiday travel in 2020.

Gathering with others — probably the most universal holiday tradition — has never required so much meticulous forethought.

Should you travel for the

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Many consumers to take vacations rather than going home for the holidays in 2020

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With COVID-19 still hanging in the air and over our heads, a majority of Americans say they’re not going home to see family — and a third say they’re not planning to celebrate the holidays at all.

But they’re not staying home, either. A just-released Travelocity 2020 Holiday Outlook survey found that a quarter of consumers are opting for a personal vacation

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How To Travel Home Safely For The Holidays

The holidays are traditionally the busiest travel time of the year but, because of the pandemic, people are wary of making the trip to visit and stay with friends or family members who haven’t been part of their bubble for the past seven months.

How do you safely deal with kids coming home from college? With visiting elderly relatives? With flying,

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Thousands of holidays cancelled as Turkey added to Covid quarantine list | Turkey holidays

Tens of thousands of holidays to Turkey are being cancelled after the UK government added the country to the quarantine list on Thursday night, dashing hopes of a boost for the travel industry from late summer sun and October half-term breaks.

The announcement was tweeted by transport secretary Grant Shapps, stating that all arrivals into the UK from Turkey would need to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on 3

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The Washington Post has a great interactive guide for traveling safe during the holidays



a body of water with a city in the background: A man sits on a nearly empty Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. After a summer marked by a surge of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, officials plan to reboot the tourism based economy later this month despite concerns about the state’s pre-travel testing program.


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A man sits on a nearly empty Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. After a summer marked by a surge of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, officials plan to reboot the tourism based economy later this month despite concerns about the state’s pre-travel testing program.

The Washington Post recently published an interactive guide for how to travel safely during the holidays this year.

The

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Can I travel to Scotland from England? Latest guidance on holidays and driving north as new restrictions enforced in Scotland

Government guidance advises against travelling to areas with local restrictions in place

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:11 pm

Strict new lockdown restrictions are to come into effect in Scotland from Friday 9 October 2020, with all pubs and restaurants to close across central Scotland.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that many licenced premises in Scotland’s five health board areas with the highest number of cases, including Glasgow and Edinburgh,

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Holidays: ‘Next step’ to reduce travel quarantine period unveiled by Grant Shapps | Travel News | Travel

A task force to develop a coronavirus testing system for travellers arriving in the UK has been unveiled by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today. The government said the group will “identify options to reduce the self-isolation period while protecting public health”. Currently, anyone arriving in the UK from certain countries overseas must self-isolate for 14 days.

“Our understanding of the science now means we can intensify efforts to develop options

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Travel firm Tui pondering a large capital raise as it axes holidays to Turkey after the UK puts the country on its quarantine list



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Travel giant Tui has confirmed it is considering a large capital raise to shore up its balance sheet, though it said it would be ‘significantly lower’ than the £910million to £1.35billion suggested in media reports.

It would be the third large financing package for the firm after it received £1.1billion in state aid from the German government in August and a £1.6billion

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Instagram scam sells ‘half-price’ holidays while robbing hotels of thousands of pounds

A nationwide Instagram scam selling “half-price” holidays is a pertinent reminder that, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.



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Five-star resort Landal Gwel an Mor in Cornwall has lost out on £7,500 in one week alone from the scheme, which purports to offer guests stays at hotels across the country for 50 per cent off.

The way it works is

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Spain holidays: Madrid to go back into lockdown closing borders to non-essential travel | Travel News | Travel

Spain’s capital of Madrid will become the first European city to be plunged back into lockdown. The region’s leadership was opposing a second lockdown but the region’s chief Isabel Diaz Aysuo reluctantly changed her mind. The lockdown means that non-essential travel to and from the capital will be banned.

Earlier this year, the country was deemed the worst-hit country in Europe.

In May and June, the country’s cases dropped considerably

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More Families Predicted to Road Trip for the Holidays

AUSTIN, Texas and AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RVshare, the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, predicts more people will be road tripping to visit relatives for the holidays this year. According to RVshare‘s Holiday Travel Sentiment survey, almost half of respondents (47%[1]) plan on traveling to visit family with more than two-thirds (68%) reporting they will be traveling by car or

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Holidays: Safe holiday destinations for winter breaks – Italy, Greece, Turkey and more | Travel News | Travel

Holidays have to be undertaken with a great deal of precaution now. The UK government has very strict travel rules in place, with only a selection of destinations on the ‘safe’ list. What’s more, countries can be removed from this list with very little notice, making going on holiday even more stressful.

“It is difficult to commit to a winter holiday with the travel corridors constantly changing, but there are

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Is it safe to travel for the holidays? Here’s what doctors, a microbiologist, and a travel pro told us.

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  • This year, the holiday travel period overlaps with a possible second wave of COVID-19, as well as cold and flu season.
  • Many will be left wondering: is it safe to travel for the holidays? Or perhaps more importantly, should I travel?
  • If you’re considering visiting
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