Another tragic terrorist attack. More confusion about why, more anxiety about what’s to come, more sympathy for victims from around the world. Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels—at the international airport and the Maelbeek train station—feel distressingly familiar. They are yet another reminder of the fragility of the world around us, and the desire of terrorists to continue in their mission to make us afraid.
At a brand like Travel + Leisure, we feel these attacks acutely, and not only because of the senseless loss of life. We are fundamentally internationalists; we care about places and people beyond our backyards and our borders, and many of us have friends and family and colleagues in places like Brussels, and Paris, and Istanbul. We also have a duty to our audience, which is likewise engaged with these subjects; when events like this happen, we need to keep them informed about, among other things, how this can affect your travel plans and what you should do if you are directly affected.