An interesting piece was released by the CEO of Travel & Adventure Show Series, John Golicz. He shared his frustration with the “politics and misinformation” around COVID-19. He also shares his enthusiasm for getting back to traveling. You can read the full piece here.
Here are a few excerpts we found particularly worth noting.
“No, I’m not a denier or conspiracy theorist. I’m a numbers guy, a businessperson and a Travel Enthusiast. But it’s time already. It’s time to start telling the American Traveler it’s OK. It’s OK to plan and it’s OK to book.”
“COVID-19 Cases are down nearly 77% since its peak 6 weeks ago. The CDC estimates over 30%, and possibly up to 55%, of the general population has some immunity to COVID-19 by either having it or previous exposure."
"Now, add in the amount of people getting vaccinated. As of this week, 15% of Americans have received the vaccine, and that figure is rising fast. Former Food and Drug Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, estimates 250 million doses will have been delivered to some 150 million people by the end of March."
"Be sure to read this: We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April , Wall Street Journal, February 18th - by Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. His prediction: ‘… COVID-19 will be mostly gone by April is based on laboratory data, mathematical data, published literature and conversations with experts.’”
Golicz also shared some thoughts on his recent traveling experience:
“Never once did we feel remotely uncomfortable. Airport, airline and passengers all doing their part. The rental car had a seal on door saying ‘SANITIZED,’ the Westin Hotel ‘NAILED IT,’ and the restaurants did it right.”
“According to the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Risk of Covid-19 During Air Travel, the risk of contracting COVID-19 during air travel is lower than from an office building, classroom, supermarket, or commuter train!"
After the trip, Golicz and his wife plan to take another trip in April and again in May.
We thought you would enjoy John's perspective, as we know so many of you are ready to travel - and the numbers are starting to support travel becoming a reality. We’re glad to have pushed our 2021 tours out to July and August as the response has been extremely positive. We hope that you’ll join us for a Big League Tour this year!