Feeling wanderlust after being housebound for the past three months? You’re not alone.
Before you hit the road again, visit AAA.com/TravelCenter, a site packed with the latest travel regulations, a U.S. map outlining requirements by state, expert travel agent assistance, road trip resources and a new video safety series aimed at highlighting best travel practices during these unprecedented times.
“Being there when travelers need us is why we do what we do. So we’re evolving our member travel resources to meet the changing needs of travelers. Our online travel center is one way we are doing that” said Cyndi Zesk, vice president of travel at AAA Northeast. “While many of our agents continue to work remotely, the travel center lets you connect with them digitally as well as access travel news, videos and information.”
Here, you’ll find the newly launched SmartDepart, a travel series of live and pre-recorded panel discussions with tourism industry leaders, as well as the latest new travel programs offered by AAA’s preferred travel partners. Upcoming topics include personal safety during travel, what to expect on a cruise, and new theme park regulations. Visitors to the site can also view prior discussions, including one on travel safety protocols and regulations.
The site also houses a COVID-19 travel restrictions map, showing state requirements in real-time, and a directory of AAA travel agents who can help travelers plan their next excursion. And with domestic travel and road trips expected to surge post COVID-19, a section devoted to new road trip offerings will help members envision their dream vacations.
The newest industry information – from current TSA rules to airlines’ various regulations – can be found at the AAA Travel Center as well, along with webinars from tour operators, cruise lines and various destinations, ready to spark future vacation ideas.
For more info (and inspo!), visit AAA.com/TravelCenter.