Updated: Watch the full piece here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/travel-industry-prepares-for-post-pandemic-surge/

Here in Ontario, I’m still waiting patiently for my turn in the vaccination lineup, but in the USA and rapid roll out of vaccines means that many people are already back on the roads, in the air, at the resorts and on the beaches.

It’s something National Geographic has been talking about a lot lately: What will travel look like when we all hit the road again? Vaccine passports? Who will be able to travel? Who won’t? What is the effect on the planet if and when we do? Will we be different travellers in a post-pandemic world? Or will we revert to being who we were before?

There are no clear answers, but as someone who is passionate about the value that travel has to offer all of us and the chance it provides to better understand other people and this planet, I’m very interested in anyone who wants to talk about the possibilities of doing it better.

It’s one of the reasons, I’m thrilled to have had a chance to chat with Tracy Smith of CBS News about what the future of travel looks like, who is already out there (hint: Your grandparents’ tans may not be from their backyards) and what you can expect when the return to travel begins.

Ignore the funny freeze frame face and take a sneak peek at what’s coming up on CBS Sunday Morning on April 18: