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Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week 2020

National Travel and Tourism Week is a favorite annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. This year, the spotlight for the 37th NTTW (May 3-9) is on resilience and hope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflected in this year’s theme: The Spirit of Travel. 

Celebrated annually during the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 37th NTTW (May 3-9) arrives at an opportune moment to unite the industry, paying homage to its indomitable spirit and elevating the role it will play in America’s economic recovery.

Project, Advertising & Data Manager
Travel

Saddle Up for Time Travel

While vacations are postponed until the COVID-19 crisis passes, it’s the perfect time to revisit trips from your past. Open up physical and digital photo albums, find journals and memorabilia of places you loved; maybe even loved so much that you visited again and again. Post #ThrowbackThursday photos and rekindle warm memories with your travel companions.

Here, Miles' Project, Advertising & Data Manager Laurel Bookhardt shares fond memories of her family's adventures at one of their favorite destinations, Wilson Ranches Retreat located in Fossil, Oregon. 

A Unique Welcome

Wilson Ranches Retreat is a place our family returned to many times during our children’s wonder years. It's off the beaten path, but well worth the trouble of driving...

Content Manager
COVID-19
Travel

Finding Hope Through Travel Planning

COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time for many travelers. Depending on where you are in the world, you have likely canceled vacation plans that were meant to soothe spring fever or realized you won't be able to take that one last trip before summer wraps up. I’m right there with you. I recently had to pull the plug on two of my own trips and would be lying if I said there wasn’t some very un-adult sulking involved.

As the situation has unfolded, however, I’ve realized that holiday fun isn’t where my focus should lie right now. It’s more important to practice social distancing for the sake of others. For my immunocompromised boyfriend. My aunt who’s in the middle of chemo. My 80-plus-year-old grandparents. And for all of your favorite people who...

Vice President of Marketing
Technology
Travel

Delta’s Flying to New Heights with Technology and Customer Service

Travel and tourism took center stage at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the opening keynote delivered by Delta CEO Ed Bastian. During the hour and fifteen-minute session, Ed unveiled five initiatives the company has undertaken to transform the customer experience for travelers by 2025 as a part of their “Applied Innovation” strategy.

Some of these projects might seem far-fetched but in reality, the technology is already here, some being tested in US based airports as we speak and others rolling out in select airports before the end of the year.

1) Biometric Boarding – A technology first piloted in 2015 at San Jose International Airport (SJC) by CLEAR has been leveraged by Delta Airlines to introduce the first commercially available application of the biometric experience. Initial roll outs began in 2018 for customers...

Content Director
Travel

See Chicago Like a Local

Planning a trip to Chicago? Yes, you should take a selfie in front of The Bean in Millennium Park, seek out the stunning Monet paintings at the incredible Art Institute and take a breathtaking ride on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier.

But if you really want to experience the city like a local, get out and explore Chicago’s neighborhoods. There are 77 to discover and they all offer their own charms. Most can be reached via the L, the CTA’s cheap and easy-to-use elevated train system that can whisk you around town quickly. It’s made up of eight different lines, delineated by color.

Some lines offer stunning views of the city, such as the Brown Line that snakes through the Loop’s canyon of skyscrapers and passes over the scenic Chicago River. Others land you right in the middle of the action, including the Blue Line stops in Wicker Park and Logan Square...