Eye on Travel — Evora, Portugal — October 16, 2021
This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from Evora, Portugal with an update on the meltdown at Southwest Airlines, the battle now brewing at American Airlines and what it might mean for your next flights. Also the news that the U.S. is opening the land borders with Canada and Mexico and the impact on airfares and hotel rates. Then, Peter speaks to Christine Jeanne Ourmières-Widener, the CEO of Tap Air Portugal, on the airline’s efforts to recover from the pandemic. And Rita Marques, Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, joins to talk about its vaccine passport and keeping the country open. Then, Julia Simpson, the new CEO & President of the World Travel and Tourism Council on tourism and the global economy and what to expect in the next year — good, bad and ugly. And of course, Peter answers your travel questions. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.