Hotel Perk of 2021? On-Site COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 tests at hotels have taken on added importance as starting Jan. 26, as the CDC is requiring a negative test within 72 hours of entry into the United States.
Costa Rica

Costa Rica Reacts to COVID Test Requirement

The CDC’s announcement requiring U.S. inbound travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 before boarding their flight is making an impact, especially in Costa Rica.

Entering the US? Negative COVID Test Now a Must

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now requiring a negative COVID-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States.
The Cove

The Cove at Atlantis Paradise Island to Reopen in February

The Cove at Atlantis Paradise Island will be reopening on February 11, 2021 after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Princess Cruises Extends Pause Through May 14

As Princess Cruises continues to prepare and develop its plans to meet CDC regulations, the company is extending its pause of guest cruise vacations on ships sailing through May 14, 2021.

Carnival Extends Pause in Operations

Carnival is extending its pause in all operations in the U.S. through March 31, 2021, as well as select ships and homeport operations related to itineraries and dry dock work.

Vaccines and Travel

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will be chief medical adviser to President-Elect Joe Biden, told Newsweek Magazine that it’s possible that COVID-19 vaccines will become mandatory in order to travel to other countries.
Safe Travels

WTTC Celebrates End of 2020 with its 200th Safe Travels Destination

Following its launch in May this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, has now been adopted by 200 destinations around the world.
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Extends Free Health Insurance

The Dominican Republic is extending its free health coverage plan to April 30, 2021 for tourists arriving on commercial flights and staying at a hotel.
Singapore Air

Singapore Air Trials App to Verify COVID-19 Test Results

Singapore Airlines has started trials on a new digital health verification process that gives customers the ability to securely store and present information related to COVID-19 tests as well as their vaccination status.
Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Group Pays It Forward To Travel Advisors

After an unprecedented nine months without sailing, Royal Caribbean Group is announcing plans to launch "Pay It Forward," a second phase of its successful RCL CARES program to support travel advisors.

Seabourn Tweaks 2021 Alaska and British Columbia Season

Seabourn is updating itineraries and changing schedules for its 2021 Alaska and British Columbia season between May and September 2021 on Seabourn Odyssey.

Windstar Cruises Plans for a Return to Sailing in May

Windstar Cruises has made the decision to postpone all sailings until May, including the debut of its recently reimagined 312-passenger Star Breeze all-suite yacht.
American Airlines

American Airlines Offers Preflight COVID-19 Testing

American Airlines customers traveling to any U.S. city, state or territory with COVID-19 travel restrictions will now have access to at-home testing.
British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands Officially Open

The British Virgin Islands has officially reopened its borders to international travelers, with specific COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises Announces Temporary Pause in Operations

MSC Cruises has announced an extension of the temporary pause of its U.S.-based sailings, as well as a pause in its operations in Italy.

Delta & KLM to Offer COVID-tested Flights from ATL to Amsterdam

Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are launching COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, effective Dec. 15.

Princess Cruises Expands Its Line of Smart Ships

When Princess Cruises returns to service in 2021 its global fleet will feature the MedallionClass Experience, offering a number of new features that leverage touchless technologies and personalize the guest experience.

NCLH Extends Suspension of Voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has extended its suspension of global cruise voyages through Mar. 31, 2021.
Viva Wyndham

Viva Wyndham Unveils New Insurance Program

Viva Wyndham Resorts has announced a new, free Hotel Assist Insurance program to protect travelers visiting its properties.