Travel Advisors React to New CDC Cruise Guidance

The CDC updated its guidance on COVID-19 and cruise ship travel. We reached out to our travel advisor community to see how your clients are reacting to this update.

Israel Reopens Borders to International Travelers

Starting on Sunday, Jan. 9, Israel will be reopening its borders to all international travelers, meaning U.S. and Canadian travelers can freely.

New CEO for St. Kitts Tourism Authority

The St. Kitts Tourism Authority announced the appointment of Ellison “Tommy” Thompson as CEO.

Puerto Rico Updates Safety Protocols Due to COVID Surge

With the surge in COVID cases, Puerto Rico has once again enhanced its safety protocols and travel entry guidelines.
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Puerto Rico Cancels In-Person New Year’s Celebration

Puerto Rico has canceled the live in-person event for its planned New Year's Eve celebration, which will be the first Spanish, globally, broadcast New Year's countdown, due to the rising Covid cases.

Aruba’s New Service Eliminates PCR Result Wait Time

Aruba has launched a new service that eliminates the need to make travelers wait for their PCR test results to be manually verified as well as the need to upload test certificates.
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St. Kitts & Nevis Update Entry Requirements for Air & Cruise Travelers

Effective Dec. 11, 2021, fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air into St. Kitts & Nevis are no longer required to test upon arrival or quarantine for 24-hours while awaiting test results.

USTOA — Positivity as We Step Into 2022

A glance at the results of the recent USTOA Active Members survey gives an indication that travel for 2022 is looking up.

Anguilla Updates Entry Protocols for Day Trippers

Anguilla has announced new protocols as she reopens her borders to day trippers and passengers on one-day cruise excursions to the island. 
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New Rules for Entry to the United Kingdom

The rules for international travel to the United Kingdom have changed. Starting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 all travelers (fully vaccinated or not) must take a PCR or LFD Covid-19 test two days before traveling to the UK.

Will Omicron Cause a New Wave of Cancelations?

Speaking with three travel advisors, it looks like for now, the Omicron variant is not spurring panic in their clients, although there is a bit of worry.

Chile Updates Entry Requirements Due to Omicron

The Chilean government placed new measures for entering the country, in anticipation of the possible effects of Omicron detected in South Africa. 
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St. Kitts and Nevis Update Protocols for Vaccinated Travelers

Effective today, Nov. 23, 2021, St. Kitts and Nevis have updated the protocols for fully vaccinated international travelers arriving by air.

GBTA Reports Business Travel Rebound by 2025

The Global Business Travel Association’s conference took place last week, and we have the scoop on what you can expect for business travel in the coming months and years ahead.
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Big News: Avoya’s ‘Next Chapter’

Avoya had some big news to share. Jeff Anderson, co-president of Avoya, discusses Avoya’s “Next Chapter,” as they’re calling it.
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Disney Cruise Line to Require Vaccine for Kids 5+

Disney Cruise Line has updated its sailing protocols to include that all guests ages 5 and over will be required to be fully vaccinated.

Join Aurora Expeditions’ Advisor-Only Facebook Group

Aurora Expeditions has launched a new exclusive Facebook group for travel advisors in the U.S. and Canada featuring the latest updates and news.

Travel to Jamaica is Back on Track

Travel to Jamaica is gearing back on track. Here are a few updates on travel to the island from the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) trade event.
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Richard Fain to Step Down as CEO of Royal Caribbean Group

Richard Fain is stepping down as CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group. However, Fain will continue as chair of...

Tauck Promotes Jeremy Palmer to COO

Tauck CEO Dan Mahar has announced that longtime company executive Jeremy Palmer has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.