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MIA's sunflower lanyards spring into action for travelers with hidden disabilities

The fall season is bringing springtime sunflowers to Miami International Airport, now that MIA is one of 10 U.S. airports and 34 worldwide providing sunflower lanyards free of charge to travelers with hidden disabilities. The new MyMIAccess program also includes a second multi-sensory room. The goal of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard global initiative is to raise awareness that some disabilities, such as autism, hearing loss, and PTSD, are not visible.

 

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Sun or snow? Southwest has you covered

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest low-cost carrier,has recently announced its winter flight schedule for seekers of sun and snow with service details for new destinations in Florida, California and nestled in the Colorado Rockies. The carrier’s new seasonal service to Montrose Regional Airport (Telluride) on the Western Slope of Colorado, begins December 19. Year-round service to Miami and Palm Springs both will begin November 15.

 

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Miami International Airport welcomes three returning airlines

Air France, Avianca and Viva Air are the latest to make comebacks. The new airline restarts bring MIA’s total number of passenger carriers to 22, complemented by 31 all-cargo airlines currently in operation. Before the pandemic, MIA was home to 100 passenger and cargo airlines – the most of any U.S. airport.

 

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U.S. Travel announced new dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas

The U.S. Travel Association announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas from September 18-22, 2021. The Sept. dates are revised from previously released 2021 event dates.

 

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Latest analysis: Coronavirus impact on travel 9x worse than 9/11

The travel industry has lost a full third of all the jobs lost in the U.S. and is experiencing a total impact from coronavirus that is nine times greater than the 9/11 attacks, according to new data released by the U.S. Travel Association and the analytics firm Tourism Economics. By the end of April, declines in travel will cause eight million jobs to be lost out of approximately 24 million for the entire U.S. economy, according to the report.

 

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American Airlines announces additional schedule changes in response to customer demand related to COVID-19

American Airlines Group Inc. yesterday announced additional adjustments to its schedule in response to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19. The company plans to reduce international capacity for the summer season by 34% versus the previous selling schedule, including a 50% reduction in April trans-Atlantic capacity, reduce service to South America, including a suspension of flights to Argentina.

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