To work in the travel industry in 2020 is to live in a constant state of limbo.

When drug makers began announcing in November the promising results of vaccine trials, airline and cruise stock prices rallied, people around the world began planning and booking trips for 2021, and tourism workers — millions of whom had been out of work since the pandemic took hold — began to have hope.

“The vaccine news is a game changer from the consumer side of travel,” said Bryce Conway, founder of 10xTravel, a budget-travel website with some 70,000 members. “People see that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”

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