American travelers put the Caribbean in their crosshairs

With the rise of vaccination forecasted to bring traveling back to normalcy, Americans are eager to take a much-needed vacation.

According to a finance website survey, 57 percent of consumers have a trip planned for 2021, with 16 percent saying they booked the trip right after hearing that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout had begun. 

Moreover, recent data from travel search site Kayak showed that Caribbean destinations are the most searched international destinations out of US airports.

In response to the uptick, American Airlines is planning to fly all its planes in May. The company is working to increase flight frequencies and cities across its network, including a rapid expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Since September last year, a handful of CARICOM Member States decided to operate in a travel bubble to resuscitate the COVID-19 challenged travel and tourism sector.

This means that travelers from countries within the bubble do not have to be subject to PCR testing or quarantine restrictions.

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