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Washington Examiner: Royal Caribbean Increases Bookings as People Anticipate Dissipation of COVID

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Royal Caribbean Increases Bookings as People Anticipate Dissipation of COVID
Washington Examiner
Jeremy Lott
February 27, 2020

ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso talks to the Washington Examiner about the pent up desire to travel as people are experiencing COVID fatigue. 

One mode of transportation that millions of people would typically rely on for increased domestic travel is buses. However, there may be some stalling involved there.

“We are hearing from all sources, including other travel professionals, that there is a pent-up demand for travel, and we expect that will include motorcoach travel as it is the most economical and green form of transportation,” Peter Pantuso, president of the American Bus Association, told the Washington Examiner.

“However, the bigger question is whether there will be an industry around to meet this demand. Because of the COVID pandemic and the lack of significant government relief funds, many of the charter and tour companies in the industry have closed their doors, and those who remain are struggling to survive,” he warned.

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