STARTING TODAY – NBC NEWS TAKES AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL WITH EXCLUSIVE, NETWORK-WIDE REPORTING ALL WEEK LONG
Monday, March 15, 2021 – Beginning today, NBC News will take an in-depth look at the future of travel with week-long special coverage and exclusive reporting across TODAY, NBC Nightly News,MSNBC, NBCNews.com and NBC News NOW. With the hope of a post-pandemic world on the horizon, the network-wide reporting will explore the broad-reaching and devastating impacts of Covid-19 on domestic and global travel, the future of the industry, and how companies are adapting to a new reality and making changes to keep customers safe.
On Tuesday, March, 16, Lester Holt will sit down with Delta CEO Ed Bastian exclusively onNBC Nightly News to discuss how the airline plans to get passengers back in seats, the health of the industry and the challenges faced by airline employees when passengers don’t comply with mask-wearing requirements. During the week, TODAY will explore the future of air travel with exclusive reports on Qatar Airways’ initiative to incorporate Covid-19 vaccination and testing information into boarding passes, as well as an exclusive look at Waymo self-driving cars and the future of ride sharing services.
The weeklong series will also examine how airports are exploring touchless experience, testing labs and UV robots; how cruise lines are gearing up for a return to the seas and ways they’re planning to keep travelers safe; plans to expand railroad travel; how the tourism industry is trying to lure travelers in; what a day in the life of a flight attendant looks like now, and more.
NBC News and MSNBC correspondents Tom Costello, Stephanie Ruhle, Vicky Nguyen, Kerry Sanders, Chris Jansing, Sarah Harman, Gadi Schwartz, Jacob Ward and others will report throughout the week across TODAY, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and NBC News Digital.
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