About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Mar172020

‘When has arrived’ – impact of Covid-19 in hotel data

I flew out of London Heathrow on February 22, the day it was becoming clear there was a serious coronavirus epidemic accelerating through northern Italy. A week later the spread of Covid-19 through Europe and growing concern for outbreaks in Washington and California indicated a pandemic was happening. Multinational companies started shutting down travel. The…

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Mar122020

Trump’s European countries travel ban for 30 days, UK/Ireland exempt despite 29% infection increase in past day

President Trump announced a travel ban lasting for 30 days beginning 11:59pm Eastern, Friday March 13 of foreign nationals who have been in any European Schengen-zone country in the preceding 14 days before entry into the United States. For purposes of this proclamation, the Schengen Area comprises 26 European states: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark,…

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