4/8, 3:40 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Expedia launches COVID-19 travel advisory

Expedia Group launched a COVID-19 Travel Advisor program on Thursday, aimed at providing traveling customers with all necessary information in regards to health safety and pandemic restrictions worldwide.

For the project, Expedia Group partnered with Sherpa, a global provider of travel identification requirements for the travel industry. Research suggested that travelers are using online travel agencies 25% more than pre-pandemic. Last month, Expedia got 1.7 million clicks on travel advisories, marking a 97% increase compared to the month before.

"Right now, many people are considering booking trips as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, but at the same time, they’re inundated with conflicting information about where and how they can safely travel. [...] Our goal is to reduce friction for travelers during a time when they need extra support and empower them to make responsible decisions," Stacey Symonds said, Expedia senior director.

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