Spread of Coronavirus Cancels Travel and Events

Johnny “Jet” DiScala, veteran travel blogger and influencer, Los Angeles.

Erika Richter, senior director of communications, American Society of Travel Advisors.

Jay Shabat, senior analyst and lead writer, Skift Airline Weekly.

Kasara Barto, spokesperson, Squaremouth travel insurance comparison website.

Irina Mitchell, co-owner, Private Capital Development, Rockville, MD.

U.S. State Department.

austintexas.gov: “Elevated COVID-19 Concerns Prompt New Precautions.”

World Health Organization: “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report — 45.”

swissinfo.ch: “COVID-19, Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland.”

statista: “Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Italy as of March 8, 2020, by region.”

thelocal.de: “MAP: The parts of Germany most affected by coronavirus outbreak.”

Delta News Hub: “CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).”

Airlines for America: “COVID-19 Resources.”

American Airlines Newsroom: “Coronavirus: Latest Information from American Airlines.”

united.com: “Important notices.”

JetBlue: “JetBlue Suspends Change and Cancel Fees for New Reservations to Give Customers Booking Confidence as Coronavirus Concerns Evolve.”

alaskaair.com: “Travel advisories.”

Squaremouth Press Room: “A Coronavirus Pandemic Won’t Be Covered by Travel Insurance, says Squaremouth,” “The Traveler’s Guide to Travel Insurance for the Coronavirus.”

American Society of Travel Advisors.

Reuters: “Airlines Suspend Flights Due to Coronavirus Outbreak.”


Forbes: “Coronavirus’ Impact On U.S. Airlines Deepens As Travel Agency Ticket Sales Drop.”


The Guardian: “Coronavirus’ Impact On U.S. Airlines Deepens As Travel Agency Ticket Sales Drop.”

Q13 Fox: “Travel insurance purchases skyrocket amid coronavirus concerns.”


Nature: “Coronavirus fears cancel world’s biggest physics meeting.”

American Physical Society: “Largest Physics Meeting of the Year Canceled.”

sxsw.com: “March 6, 2020: City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events.”

explore.sxsw.com: “SXSW 2019 Event Statistics.”

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