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May 4 at 8:30 am PDT | The Return of Travel

May 4 at 8:30 am PDT | The Return of Travel

After battling through two years of the pandemic and a cycle of tightening and loosening restrictions, travelers are keen to explore destinations as far away as local jurisdictions will allow. With dynamic restrictions and mandates spanning geographies, leaders across the travel ecosystem have been forced to adapt to the changing dynamics of the day. How quickly are consumer appetites shifting back toward once-commonplace travel needs? What will be the new normal for travel etiquette and expectations? Are recent innovations, such as contactless check-in or vaccine passports, temporary fixes or here to stay? Ultimately, what's the future of travel?


Rick Newman
Senior Columnist, Yahoo Finance


Christine Duffy
President, Carnival Cruise Line

Stephanie Linnartz
President, Marriott International

Catherine Powell
Global Head of Hosting, Airbnb

Richard Stockton
CEO and President, Braemar Hotels & Resorts