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3 Big Upsides for Travel From President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

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President Biden wants to invest $621 billion in everything from bridges to trains and airports over the next eight years. Edward Russell / Skift

Skift Take: The years of infrastructure week memes are finally over with President Biden’s $2 trillion proposal to upgrade and green America’s infrastructure. But with battle lines already forming, can he get the package over the line in Congress?

— Edward Russell

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Pandemic Leaves Prague Tourist-Free Yet Again for Easter Break

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A bartender drafts a plastic bottle of beer as the Deminka pub remains closed due to the coronavirus restrictions in Prague, Czech Republic. David W Cerny / Reuters

Skift Take: The latest peaks in Covid-19 cases are dealing a blow to thousands of small businesses. Without tourists over Easter in Prague, how long can they hold on for?

— Matthew Parsons

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Europe Gears Up for Sweeping Digital Health Passport Coordination to Spur Travel

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EU member countries are getting closer to a decision on implementing a green vaccination passport in time for summer travel. John Walker / Getting Images

Skift Take: After a year of impasse on unified Covid protocols and corridor agreements, European Union members are close to a consensus in implementing a green vaccination passport in an effort to save the summer vacation season.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Airline Forward Bookings Trend Up With Vaccinated Seniors Eager to Fly

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Delta and Spirit are among airlines reporting an uptick in bookings this spring. Tony Webster / Flickr

Skift Take: Flowers are not the only thing sprouting as the weather warms up. Airline bookings are also showing some green shoots but most hesitate to call it a recovery yet with eyes focused on sustained improvements this summer.

— Edward Russell

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