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Coronavirus

IATA

Canadian Government Needs to Reopen Borders, Says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging the Canadian government to support the COVID-19 testing initiatives of Air Canada and Westjet as a means to safely reopen.
restart act

RESTART Act: ASTA’s Top Legislative Priority for Coronavirus Relief

The RESTART Act is ASTA's top legislative priority for the next Coronavirus relief bill, says Eben Peck, executive v.p. of advocacy for America Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) in press material.
Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises Unveils New Itineraries

Costa Cruises has revealed details of its 2020-2021 winter season as it resumes operations beginning in September on the Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema.
Let's Go There

Let’s Go There Campaign

The U.S. Travel Association’s Let’s Go There campaign is aimed at encouraging Americans to make plans to travel.
Travel Spending

Travel Spending Continues Its ‘Anemic Performance’

$360 billion—or $2 billion per day—has been drained from the overall U.S. economy since March as a result of decreased travel demand due to the pandemic.
St Kitts

CDC Declares St. Kitts & Nevis Very Low Risk

The CDC has upgraded St. Kitts & Nevis COVID-19 Risk Assessment Level as “No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low.”
Bahamas

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Resumes Sailings in November

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced new details surrounding the resumption of its sailing operations.
amtrak

Amtrak Partners with Lysol to Fight COVID-19 on Trains

Amtrak announces partnership with RB, the makers of Lysol, to fight COVID-19 and ensure its facilities and trains are safe by strengthening its disinfection protocols.
hotel

AHLA Reports on the State of Hotel Industry

AHLA has released a report on the hotel industry six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel demand lagging far behind normal levels.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ Enhanced Guest Safety Measures

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has been recognized for enhanced guest safety measures with the new POSI-Check (Prevention of the Spread of Infection) certification awarded by Cristal International Standards at its resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
seabourn

Seabourn Extends Cancelation Until 2021

Seabourn announced today that it will cancel additional voyages for three cruise ships in its fleet as a part of its pause in global ship operations. 
robots

The Robots are Coming

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of travel and many are turning to an unlikely resource for help – robots.
traveler

That Was Then, This is Now: The Post-COVID Traveler

This week ASTA held its virtual conference, and during that conference a group of panelists discussed “The Psychology of the Sale—Qualifying and Understanding the Post-COVID-19 Traveler."
Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises Cancels Sailings Thru 2020

With COVID cases not yet under control, and with an eye toward keeping their crew and guests safe, Windstar Cruises has decided to cancel its remaining cruises in 2020.

Is It Safe to Fly Yet?

It's time: You need to take your first flight since the pandemic began. Or you just want to get back on a plane to finally take that long-postponed vacation. We turned to the experts to see: Is It Safe to Fly?

Testing Key to Getting Travel Off the Ground, Says U.S. Virgin Islands Governor

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. believes pre-departure testing at mainland U.S. is what is needed to get tourism back.
melia

Melia Orlando Celebration’s Stay Safe with Melia Program

Melia Orlando Celebration has implemented Melia Hotels International's Stay Safe with Melia program, which debuted in early May across over 340 hotels globally.
saint lucia

Saint Lucia’s Phased Re-Opening Program

Saint Lucia is proceeding with caution in a phased re-opening program, as tourism accounts for 65 percent of the Saint Lucia's GDP, and the island is seeing the lowest confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Creates Tourism Recovery Plan Focused on Health

A set of initiatives to address the COVID-19 pandemic challenges has been created to ensure that the Dominican Republic is a safe travel destination.

Travel Advisors are Even More Valuable than Before

Advisors are now more valuable than before as travelers will seek an expert's advice when navigating state openings, protocols, safety measures, and the possibility of canceled travel due to COVID-19.
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