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U.S. Travel Industry Shares Detailed Guidance For Resuming Travel

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The U.S. Travel Industry has shared Travel in the New Normal, a document of detailed guidance related to travel, with the goal to allow travel to safely resume by keeping customers and employees safe.

The set of guidelines, which has been submitted to the White House and governors, is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Travel Industry, medical experts and an array of businesses and organizations.

“We want political leaders and the public alike to see that our industry is setting a very high standard for reducing the risk of coronavirus in our businesses, and that the practices in place to achieve that standard are consistent through every phase of the travel experience. As travel reopens, travelers need the confidence that safety measures are in place from their departure to their return home.”

Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association

The Travel in the New Normal guidance is focused on six main areas, with the document providing specific examples for each. It states that travel businesses should…

  • Adapt operations, modify employee practices and/or redesign public spaces to help protect employees and customers
  • Consider implementing touchless solutions, where practical, to limit the opportunity for virus transmission while also enabling a positive travel experience
  • Adopt and implement enhanced sanitation procedures specifically designed to combat the transmission of COVID-19
  • Promote health screening measures for employees and isolate workers with possible COVID-19 symptoms and provide health resources to customers
  • Establish a set of procedures aligned with CDC guidance should an employee test positive for COVID-19
  • Follow best practices in food and beverage service to promote health of employees and customers

Click here to read more about the guidelines.

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