Coronavirus

Coronavirus

SAVE Act

The SAVE Act Helps Advisors with Grant Program

The SAVE Act would make travel agencies eligible for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program.
AIG Travel

AIG Travel Introduces Lodging Expense Coverage

AIG Travel has introduced optional lodging expense coverage for travelers barred from boarding a commercial aircraft back to the U.S. as a result of receiving a positive COVID test.
Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises Moves Restart Date to May

Costa Cruises has moved its restart date to May due to the restrictions still in place in Italy and other European countries to contain Covid-19. 
Dan Hotels

Dan Hotels Reopening After Vaccine Push

Dan Hotels has announced the reopening of its flagship King David Hotel in Jerusalem as tourism reawakens in Israel following a vaccination push.
croatia

Croatia is Once Again Open for U.S. Travelers

Croatia is once again open for U.S. travelers. The country allowed U.S. travelers during its 2020 summer season, and is once again open for Americans.
Jamaica

Jamaica Tourist Board Launches Jamaica Cares

The Jamaica Tourist Board announced its Jamaica Cares campaign in a press conference detailing its key learnings from the pandemic.
disneyland

Disneyland is Reopening

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are planning to officially reopen to the public on April 30, 2021, with limited capacity.
vaccinated

Iceland Opens to Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

Iceland opens to U.S. travelers as of Thursday, March 18, 2021. Vaccinated travelers and those with prior infection will be allowed to travel to Iceland.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings extends suspensions

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Extends Suspension

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings extends suspension of its global voyages, including Norwegian, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises through June.
greece reopening

Greece is Reopening to Tourists

Greece is re-opening May 14 with plans to accept travelers who have been vaccinated, can prove they have antibodies, or present a negative PCR test.  
cruise vacations

HAL, Princess & Seabourn Extend Pause of Cruise Vacations

Holland America Line (HAL), Princess and Seabourn are extending their pause of cruise vacations, affecting cruises in Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
closed to international tourism

217 Destinations Worldwide Closed Due to COVID-19

Three hundred and sixty-five days after travel restrictions began, one in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism.
Nassau Paradise Island

A Chat About Nassau Paradise Island with Fred Lounsberry

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board’s CEO Fred Lounsberry gives us the 4-1-1 on COVID protocols and testing for travelers heading back to the U.S.
Alaskan Dream Cruises

Alaskan Dream Cruises Will Sail in 2021

Alaskan Dream Cruises has announced that it will sail in Alaska in 2021, following Canada's extended ban on cruise vessels.
Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Saint Lucia Resorts Offer Bonus Commissions

Saint Lucia resorts have announced a new incentive offer giving travel agents the opportunity to double or triple their bonus as part of their CBAYREWARD$ program.
World Travel Holdings' Travel Safety Program

World Travel Holdings Launches Travel Safety Program

World Travel Holdings recently launched its Travel Safety Program, which is a training program exclusively available to its travel advisors.
vaccine

Crystal Announces New Vaccine Requirement

Crystal is now requiring all guests to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their Crystal cruise.
pay it forward program

Pay it Forward Program: $40 Million for Advisors

Pay it Forward, $40 million program, by Royal Caribbean Group is now open and plans to provide an opportunity for financial relief for thousands of qualifying agencies.
Norwegian

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Cancels May Sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, has suspended all its global cruise voyages through May 31.
masks

Research Recommends Double Masking

President Biden starts his presidency with a mask mandate, while his CDC makes mask wearing mandatory on all public transportation and recommends double masking.
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