2020 Archive
Internet Travel With Context
When Joe Brancatelli launched JoeSentMe two weeks after 9/11, it was all he could do to get his own columns, Brancatelli File and Tactical Traveler, posted. When he decided to keep the site running, however, one of the first things he created was the Travel Newsstand. At the time, it was aimed at linking to all the travel news and commentary sites on the Web. Now it is Joe's way of linking to useful travel stories that appear elsewhere on the Internet.

MARCH 28: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! The new normal? International transit airports barring transit passengers. U.S. states demanding arrivals from other U.S. states quarantine themselves on arrival. U.S. passsenger volume dropping by 90 percent in a matter of days. Here's how we're covering it.

MARCH 21: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! The world is closing--and we watch in personal and transportation isolation. Countries are closing borders, airlines are all but shut and hotels are putting the keys in the door. Here's how we're covering it.

MARCH 14: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Italy, Spain, France and Israel shut down. Other countries close their borders as the United States preps for what's to come. The Trump Administration botches the roll out of a ban on "all travel from Europe." U.S. carriers begin cutting service to the bone. Here's how it's happening.

MARCH 7: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Italy emerges as the new Coronavirus hotspot so airlines begin making huge service cuts there. Meanwhile, Chinese airlines resume some flying. The chief rabbi of Israel says don't kiss the mezuzah. The travel industry starts tallying the financial damage. Here's how it's happening.

FEBRUARY 29: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! The Coronavirus spreads around the globe. Japan, South Korea and Italy are hit hard and airlines quickly drop their flights. Tourism disappears and companies begin telling employees to curtail business travel. The Tokyo Summer Olympics may be threatened. Airlines begin rolling out gimmicky fee waivers to nervous flyers. Here's how it's happening.

FEBRUARY 14: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! The spread of the Coronavirus is still mostly affecting mainland China, but Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are losing flights and visitors, too. But as Chinese tourists stay home, the travel industry learns how much they mean to airline traffic, cruise ships and hotels. Here's how it's happening.

JANUARY 31: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! As the Coronavirus worsens, airlines have reacted by slashing service to Hong Kong and mainland China. Retailers and food-service giants such as McDonald's are closing locations, too. And neighboring countries are closing their borders. Here's how it's happening.

JANUARY 23: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Everything you need to know about the Coronavirus, the city where it started and how airlines and airports are reacting. Three creeps (and $82,000 in cash) on a plane. The best passport to carry, best place to retire and healthiest capital cities in Europe. From our archives: airport agonistes and awful Amtrak, then and now. And much more.

JANUARY 9: ON THE NEWSSTAND
Read all about it! Japan worries about 7-Eleven, ubiquitous convenience stores that operate 24/7/365. The Trump Organization tries to cash in on the Old Post Office Building in Washington. Montreal's classic French bistro and Gander's magnificent mid-century airport lounge. Recycling hotel soap. Emirates' extra-profitable short-haul route. And much more.