Posts by Public Relations LANJ

Fall Travel Plans?

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Thinking of making fall travel plans? You’re not alone! Fewer COVID-19 restrictions, coupled with attractive pricing, enhanced safety measures, and flexible booking policies offered by hotels, airlines, and other travel providers, is sparking interest in domestic and international travel. And with the exception of events that draw large crowds like Oktoberfest celebrations and Halloween parades,…

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Road Trip Safety

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Business Insider discusses the best way to road trip across America and stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Travel Intelligence, 67% of travelers are likely to travel with their personal cars during the next six months — which is “more than double the percentage planning to travel by air during the same time…

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How to Travel Safely

Empty hotel room

Travel is complicated right now, and tasks that were simple a year ago — like checking into a hotel or gassing up — now have inherent risks. To minimize interaction with strangers when checking into a hotel, checking in and out at off-hours — an industry trend that had already been on the rise pre-pandemic.…

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Uber and Lyft Must Treat Drivers as Employees

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According to AdAge, Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company would likely shut down operations in California.  He made this announcement just two days after a California judge ruled that the rideshare services Uber and Lyft must treat drivers as full-time employees rather than independent contractors.  Uber’s Director of Strategic Operational Initiatives Brad Rosenthal…

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How Clean is that Ride?

How clean is that car?

  Not all germs are harmful – but their mere existence on surfaces indicates the potential for problems. The higher the bacteria level, the more likely that some of the microorganisms are harmful. In this study, NetQuote swabbed surfaces to find out how many colony-forming units (CFU) were present per square inch on each surface…

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How Safe are Local Travel Options?

Commuting by train with a face mask on

As New Jersey and New York move through phased COVID-19 reopening plans, more people are leaving their homes, traveling locally, and heading back to work. But as the pandemic continues, many are wondering if transportation options like public transit, trains, taxis, rental cars, and rideshare services are safe. Short of driving your own car, there…

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A Travel Tax Credit?

Travel in California, Big Sur

AFAR has reported that the government in Italy is paying people to travel. In an effort to encourage domestic tourism and revitalize the travel industry, it’s offering what’s become known as a “holiday bonus”.  This will is being offered to lower-income families to encourage spending in hotels, campgrounds, and beach resorts across the country during 2020.…

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New Ways Cities are Adapting their Transportation Resources

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According to Mass Transit, the critical need for transportation during the pandemic has forced cities across the world to adapt their transit services — or launch new ones — to address the rapidly changing needs of their communities. In Washington State, Ben Franklin Transit partnered with Via to launch an on-demand transit service in West…

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Tips for Planning a Summer Vacation During COVID-19

Vacation with an RV

Now that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and lockdown measures are lifting in states across the country, people are itching to leave months of quarantine behind and escape and recharge. However, before you pack your bags, it’s important to know that some vacation options are a safer bet than others. Here are some tips for planning the…

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