Who Let the COVID-sniffing Dogs Out? And Other News (#53)
In this Weekly Roundup of travel news, #nerdbirds Jeremy & Kai discuss the latest and greatest in the world of travel news. Ibiza’s status as a party island destination may be changing as a summer with the majority of nightlife off-limits hits the Balearic island economy hard, Finland’s main international airport (Helsinki-Vantaa) starts a larger trial of coronavirus-sniffing dogs that can detect the presence of the virus in under a minute; and United & Hawaiian announce COVID testing programs to get you set for a quarantine-free trip to the Aloha State.
In the second part of the episode, we discuss sustainability in travel with two articles: the Italian government launches antitrust action against four European airlines for failing to properly offer cancelled travellers cash refunds in the COVID cancel scramble, and a World Economic Forum article noting a trend towards social responsibility weighing more heavily than price for near-term travellers – what will this mean for the future of travel?
- Ibiza’s 40-year party could finally be over
- Corona-sniffing dogs start work at Helsinki Airport
(YLE – Finnish Broadcasting Company)
- United Airlines Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Make COVID-19 Tests Available to Customers
(United Airlines Newsroom)
- Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Guests Drive-Through Pre-Travel COVID-19 Tests
(Hawaiian Airlines Newsroom)
- Italian Antitrust Opens Case Against Major European Airlines
- COVID-19 could change travel – but not in the way you think
(World Economic Forum)