Our July Travel Report by Sara Kramer, Ker & Downey’s Director of Marketing

July Travel Report   

The summer travel season is nearing its end as we close out the month of July. Domestic travel for the US has hit an all-time high with some airlines even adding new routes. Near record numbers of travelers have passed through US airports this summer. If you have had the opportunity to travel this summer, we hope it has invigorated your spirit and love for travel once again.  


At the end of June, Italy announced the Roman Colosseum will now be allowing people to go underground. Once off limits, this incredible experience will give us the opportunity to go “backstage” in one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of all time.  

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July Travel Openings Around the World

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Ireland all opened for vaccinated Americans at the end of June or in the month of July. Additionally, part of Thailand opened for all vaccinated international travelers on July 1st. This means travelers to these countries will no longer have to quarantine; however, different rules apply for each country. In Thailand for example, vaccinated travelers can travel to Phuket without a quarantine, but must stay in Phuket for the first 7 nights. On day 8, travelers can travel anywhere in Thailand. And in Germany, Austria, Ireland and Switzerland, you will still need a PCR test, even if you have been vaccinated. It’s a reminder that travel is not off-limits, but it is best to speak to a travel professional and make sure you carefully read each country’s guidelines before planning any international trips.  

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QUEST Magazine

This month, we are excited to share our latest issue of QUEST Magazine featuring South Korea. We love South Korea for so many reasons (the food, the culture, the traditions… just to name a few). And we hope you enjoy and feel inspired by the current issue of QUEST like we are. It is like taking a trip to South Korea without leaving your couch, although we think experiencing it in person would be so much better. You can check it out HERE.  

On the Horizon 

Our webinar series, On the Horizon, is back! We started the series off speaking with South Korea Tourism on luxury travel to South Korea. You can find the full recording HERE.  If you’ve ever had South Korea on your list, or have never even thought about it, you won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to learn about all there is to see and do here. For solo travelers seeking a renewed sense of self, with your spouse or partner as you experience a new place together, or for an adventure the entire family will love, you’ll find it all here in South Korea.   

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To find a complete list of countries that are currently open to Americans, we recommend this guide for International travel from the U.S.  

To start planning your next journey, contact a Ker & Downey designer. For even more travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.