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Bowman’s Travel Brief: Finding the Positives

TravelPulse logo TravelPulse 6 days ago Eric Bowman
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Is it just me, or does there seem to be more and more negativity happening with each new week?

Can we all just take a moment to pause and instead focus on finding the positives?

The year 2020 isn’t what we expected or hoped for, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a lost year.

Times are hard, but good things are happening all around us – even in the travel industry.

Popular tourist destinations are reopening and while the experience is a bit different, travelers are still having a good time.

Read here on what it’s like to travel to Cancun right now, where resorts are stepping up their cleaning process.

This piece highlights what travelers are experiencing right now when visiting Jamaica.

Over at Walt Disney World, arguably the United States’ busiest tourist destination, the reopened hotels have taken steps to ensure guests a safe environment.

And in even more good news, a US Senator is proposing a new $4,000 vacation tax credit bill that would allow Americans the opportunity to spend money on travel within the US and its territories from now through January 1, 2022.

Travel agents and advisors are going through a tough period, but they remain as diligent as ever. Many are using this time to improve their skills to become certified specialists in new areas, as well as learn from experts via webinars and virtual events.

Positives are all around us right now. I encourage you to look for them and do your best to shut out the negative.

The tourism industry is adjusting to make travel safe again, and we love to see it.

What positives are happening in your life at this moment?

Let me know on Twitter and Instagram: @EricBowman_

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