With new restrictions introduced each week and a government poster warning that "holidays are illegal", it's a very strange and difficult time for the travel industry. But as Mark Tanzer tells us in the February issue of ABTA Magazine, the experience of lockdown has reminded people just how important travel is. "Their desire is still very strong – to go to places they might not have gone to before, or return to places that they're familiar with," he says. "What gives me confidence is there is a lot of demand for when things are eased and the industry is able to move again."
In this issue, we have all the latest industry news, ABTA campaigns and advice, plus a look at one destination that is finally turning a corner in its battle to control Covid: the United States. As well as asking when British tourists might return, we look at some of our favourite parts of the country – from the dusty wilderness of Arizona to the theme parks of Florida. We hope you enjoy reading – and remember, better times are around the corner.