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Boomer Travel Expected to Boom. SLC Delta Tower Demolished.

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Thanks to their COVID-19 vaccination priority, the over-65 age group is starting to plan their travels — big time. Plus, the “Delta Tower” at Salt Lake City International Airport was demolished as part of the airport’s renovation.

Those were some of today’s travel headlines I thought you, too, may find interesting.

Boomers: Have Vaccine, Will Travel

The New York Times tells us that Baby Boomers are getting their travel on! Because older folks are able to get their COVID vaccinations sooner than those darn whippersnappers, they’re ready and more confident to hit the road.

Older people are more eager to travel in 2021 than other age groups, and also more likely to link the timing of their travel to when they receive their vaccinations, according to a January survey conducted by the travel agency network Virtuoso. In the study, 83 percent of respondents over 77 said they were more ready to travel in 2021 than in 2020, and 95 percent of the same group said they would wait to travel until they received their vaccine (in other age groups, the percentage dipped to 80).

The Bristol Hotel in Virginia, which is part of Charlestowne’s portfolio, saw revenue from travelers over the age of 65 increase 179 percent between Dec. 13 and Jan. 22. The French Quarter Inn, in Charleston, S.C., which is also managed by Charlestowne, saw 11 percent more bookings from people over 65 between Jan. 10 and 28 compared Dec. 22 to Jan 9.

Delta Tower Comes Down

Its official name was the Terminal Two Ramp Tower. But it was affectionately known as the “Delta Tower.”

The structure at SLC was knocked down yesterday as part of the second phase in building the “new” airport.

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