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Collette Announces Spring into Travel Sale

Collette has announced the launch of their Spring into Travel sale, offering guests up to 20 percent off tours worldwide.
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Carnival Cruise Line’s Why Use a Travel Advisor Parties

Carnival Cruise Line's “Why Use a Travel Advisor (WUATA)” party is returning in a new virtual format scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Viking to Sail New Bermuda, Iceland and UK Voyages

Viking will continue restarting limited operations with a collection of Welcome Back sailings around Bermuda and Iceland beginning this June.

Seabourn — Cruises in the Mediterranean This July

Seabourn is developing plans to restart operations in the Mediterranean with sailings operating roundtrip out of Athens beginning July 3, 2021.
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Planning Travel in the COVID-19 Era

Sherpa, a B2B2C tech company, is helping travel advisors plan their client’s travel in the COVID-19 era with its new Travel Reopening Map.
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Finger Licking Foodie Tours Expands to Chicago

Finger Licking Foodie Tours, the Las Vegas-based culinary walking tour company, has expanded to Chicago with a deep dish pizza tour.
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CDC Gives Fully Vaccinated People Green Light to Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its travel guidance, recommending that fully vaccinated people can travel.
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New AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise Now Open

The new eight-story, 174-room, AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Sawgrass Mills/Sunrise opened on 31. Mar, 2021 at Sawgrass Mills.

Los Cabos Becomes World’s First VERIFIED Destination

Los Cabos becomes the world’s first VERIFIED travel destination, announced Sharecare and the Los Cabos Tourism Board.
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Puerto Rico’s Lessons in Crisis and Recovery

Discover Puerto Rico held a virtual panel discussion, “Lessons in Crisis and Recovery,” discussing what was learned while handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jamaica Travel Specialist Advisory Committee Relaunches

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) relaunches its Jamaica Travel Specialist Advisory Committee to enhance the development of its current program.

Optimism for Summer Travel Season

MMGY's Portrait of American Travelers survey indicates unprecedented optimism from leisure travelers in advance of the summer travel season.
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Windstar Cruises to Require Vaccination Before Sailing

Windstar Cruises has announced that it will require guests to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before sailing aboard its yachts.

Delta to Increase Service to Iceland

As Iceland welcomes fully vaccinated Americans for non-essential travel, Delta increases its flights to Reykjavik with new daily service.
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Trump Hotels Dropped from Virtuoso Network

"Trump Hotels are no longer part of the Virtuoso network," Misty Belles told the Washington Post. The change went into effect on March 8, 2021.

The SAVE Act Helps Advisors with Grant Program

The SAVE Act would make travel agencies eligible for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program.
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ID Travel Group Launches New Promotion

The ID Travel Group has launched the We’ve Got You Covered promotion, allowing cancellations while protecting advisor commission.

Delta Adds New Alaska Routes This Summer

Delta is expanding its service to Alaska this summer, including new service to Fairbanks and expanded service to Anchorage.
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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.
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Windstar Cruises Joins USTOA

Windstar Cruises has joined the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), bringing its current total to 49 Active Members representing 143 brands.