Is it safe to travel by train during a pandemic? Doctors and cleaning experts weigh in, plus details on new protocols from Amtrak.

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  • As some Americans seek to return to travel, many are eyeing regional domestic destinations for trips.
  • If you’re planning to venture beyond a short drive and don’t want to board a plane or sit behind the wheel for hours, traveling by train is still an option.
  • To find out if train travel is safe, and how to best protect yourself, we talked to experts including two doctors, a disaster recovery firm

Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (BHR) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BHR)
Q2 2020 Earnings Call
Jul 31, 2020, 11:00 a.m. ET

Contents:

  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:

Operator

Hello and welcome to the Braemar Hotels & Resorts Second Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions]

It is now my pleasure to turn the call over to Jordan Jennings, Investor Relations for Braemar Hotels & Resorts. Please go ahead.

Jordan JenningsInvestor Relations

Good morning and welcome to today’s call to review results for Braemar Hotels & Resorts for the second quarter of 2020

Getting a refund from an Estonian hotel gets complicated with an online travel agency and a global pandemic

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Q: I booked a trip to Tallinn, Estonia, earlier this year through Otel.com. I prepaid $919 for a refundable room at the Three Sisters Hotel. I couldn’t make the trip because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Otel agreed to contact the hotel and let me know their response. After a few weeks, I contacted the hotel to ask about my refund. A representative said they had not received any payment from Otel.com. They fully supported my request for a refund.

I contacted Otel.com and asked for a refund again. I received an e-mail from Otel.com indicating the refund had been issued.

Covid-19 Travel Advisory: Quarantine Guide By State

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Some states allow visitors in if they offer proof of a negative test for COVID-19 taken within three days of arrival, but it takes longer than three days to get results at many testing sites around the country. Some states ask visitors to quarantine until they receive proof of a negative test, while others say a test isn’t a reliable replacement for quarantining. Plus, a city might have its own quarantine rules, separate from its state’s (example: Chicago has quarantine rules for travelers; Illinois doesn’t).

Uneven enforcement

Many states, such as Pennsylvania, are presenting their quarantine policies as recommendations, with