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Cruise Ship ‘No Sail Order’ Extended Thru End of October

The CDC had wanted to extend the 'No Sail Order' through mid-February 2021, but has, instead, announced the extension through Oct. 31, 2020.
travel advisor

This Travel Advisor Stays Creative During Quarantine

Travel advisors have been finding creative ways to stay in touch with their clients despite the shutdown of the travel industry due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Discover Quito & Galapagos on This FAM

Quito and the Galapagos are open following the COVID-19 lockdown and are now ready to welcome visitors and this...
Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures Adds Ranch Vacations

Austin Adventures has partnered with Best Ranches in the West and added 14 guest ranches to its lineup of offerings.

What Now? How to Pivot for Success

“What Now?" Tips from Apple Leisure Group (ALG) Vacations' conference on what travel advisors need to do in order to pivot for success.

Globus Launches Power of Family Initiative

The Globus family of brands has launched its new Power of Family campaign, anticipating a future surge in bookings.
Atlas Ocean Voyages

Atlas Ocean Voyages Offers Emergency Evacuation

Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced that it will include emergency medical evacuation for all guests.

Medjet Now Offers Medical Transport for COVID-19

Medjet announced that beginning Oct. 19, 2020 members who fall ill from COVID-19 and become hospitalized while traveling may be transported to a home hospital.

Cancun’s Sun Palace Transformed

Sun Palace has reopened after a $40 million renovation with renovated rooms, a variety of new culinary options, and many other enhancements.
Villas of Distinction

Villas of Distinction Adds More Domestic Options

Villas of Distinction has increased its portfolio of domestic villas as a result of increased demand.

Carnival Launches Online Sales Certification Program

Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new online sales certification series designed to help agents enhance their sales skills and expand their business.

Sesame Street Kid’s Weekends Return to Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has resumed its Sesame Street Safari of Fun every Saturday and Sunday in October, modified for health and safety with limited capacity.
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Agent Incentive: Win Money with Bahia Principe Bookings

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is offering travel agents the opportunity to win a $1,000 monthly salary in 2021.

Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism Webinar

CREST's (Center for Responsible Travel) annual World Tourism Day forum will discuss "Lessons from COVID-19 for Tourism in a Changing Climate." 

Sun Princess and Sea Princess to Leave Princess Cruises Fleet

Princess Cruises has sold two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, to undisclosed buyers. The sale of these vessels is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.
Live Aqua

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana Opening Feb. 2021

La Coleccion Resorts’ Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana is set to open its doors in February 2021, making it the first Live Aqua property outside of Mexico for Posadas.

Seabourn Extends Suite Savings

Seabourn has extended its Suite Savings event through Nov. 20, 2020. The cruise line has also cut the steel for its second new ultra-luxury expedition ship.

Allianz Launches New Features on AgentMax

Travel insurance and assistance company Allianz Partners launches a new notification feature on its platform for travel advisors, AgentMax Online.
MSC Cruises

MSC Grandiosa Completes Fifth Cruise Since Operations Resumed

After becoming the first ship to welcome guests back on board, after MSC Cruises resumed operations, MSC Grandiosa has completed a fifth cruise in the Mediterranean.

Conrad Punta de Mita Now Open

Conrad Punta de Mita, Hilton’s first-ever Conrad brand resort in Mexico, and the second Conrad brand property in the country, is now open.