Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020

Cruises

Cruise ship passengers could face harsh punishment if they attempt this after coronavirus

Cruise ship holidays could be quite different after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. The cruise industry has faced much criticism for its handling of the virus crisis. Princess Cruises, in particular, was lambasted for its approach to the outbreaks onboard the Diamond Princess and the Grand Princess. READ MORE Rare sighting seen on UK street view […]

Windstar Extends Suspension of Operations Until June 30, 2020

Windstar Cruises is extending its temporary suspension of operations until June 30, 2020, due to the continued effects of COVID-19 and travel restrictions by multiple governments. “The health and well-being of guests, crew, land-based employees and people in the communities we visit is always a top priority,” Windstar said in a statement. Travelers with canceled […]

Travel Leaders says most franchises received no relief money

The vast majority of Travel Leaders Network members who have applied for Small Business Administration (SBA) relief funds have not received any money, according to a survey. According to the survey, 36.7% of respondents applied for the SBA’s Payroll Protection Program, and 94.8% of applicants said they had not received funds. Around 60% of respondents […]

WTTC Launches New Campaign to Keep Wanderlust Alive

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has just announced the launch of a new campaign with the aim of inspiring travelers worldwide to share the hashtag #TogetherInTravel as a way of uniting the travel and tourism community, and stimulating discussions across social media platforms. Such conversations, highlighted by the hashtag, would serve to show […]

Cruise Journalists, Bloggers Show Support for the Industry

As the cruise shutdown stretches on due to the coronavirus pandemic, 20 cruise journalists, bloggers and website owners came together in a show of support for the industry. The message: We Will Be Back. #WeAreCruise. The video was the brainchild of John Shallo, a Florida-based cruise fan who founded the Cruise-Addicts website in 1999. “I […]

Why Now Is a Good Time to Become a Travel Advisor

Travel may be at a standstill at the moment but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good time to become a travel advisor. Sandy Saburn of Gifted Travel Network sat down with Steph Lee of Host Agency Reviews for a webinar discussing why and how potential travel advisors should think about starting a business now. […]

Trump National Doral laying off 560 workers

President Trump’s golf resort and spa on the outskirts of Miami, the Trump National Doral, has filed notice with the state of Florida that it will lay off 560 employees. The filing, attributed to Trump Miami Resorts Management LLC, said the layoffs consist largely of food-and-beverage, hotel service and golf course personnel. It said the […]

CLIA Responds to CDC’s No-Sail Order

The day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended a no-sail order, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) defended the industry’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic and its contributions to the U.S. economy. “While it’s easy to focus on cruising because of its high profile, the fact is cruising is neither the […]

Some clients are self isolating in villas or rentals advisors say

Though the coronavirus pandemic has paused most of the travel industry, there are a small number of travel advisors and suppliers still serving clients who are away from home, having left big cities to shelter in place in less-populated areas. One of those is villa rental company Cuvee, which has properties in Cabo San Lucas, […]