Tenon Tours leaves USTOA

Tenon Tours has resigned its membership with the U.S. Tour
Operators Association and is thus no longer part of the group’s $1 million
consumer-protection program. 

Tenon specializes in tours to Ireland, Scotland, Britain,
Italy and Iceland.

“The current global situation we are all facing has required
us to reevaluate our company’s immediate needs,” Tenon Tours president Bryan
Lewis said in statement released with USTOA. “Although we valued our membership
immensely, we have regretfully decided to resign from USTOA and look forward to
rejoining in the future.”

A call to the company’s reservation line on Friday confirmed
the company is still operating.

Nonetheless, USTOA President and CEO Terry Dale advised
travel advisors that while purchases of Tenon tours made between Feb.  5 and March 18 of this year may be protected
under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, payments and deposits
after that will not be covered.

Under USTOA rules, active members must post a $1 million security
in the form of a bond, letter of credit or U.S. treasury bill. The fund covers
consumer payments if a company goes out of business.

Source: Read Full Article


Adam Goldstein Leaves Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Adam Goldstein is out at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. after 32 years with the company.

Travel Weekly reported that March 2 was Goldstein’s last day serving as Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean. A replacement has still yet to be named.

Goldstein, who first joined the cruise giant in 1988, will remain in his role as chairman of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Royal Caribbean praised the former president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International for his “countless contributions” and wished him luck in his next chapter.

“Adam Goldstein has made countless contributions to our company since the day he came to RCL in 1988. Adam worked his way up through various roles at the company to eventually serve as president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, president and COO of RCL, and most recently as vice chairman,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement.

“Every step of the way, our company was growing, strengthening and becoming more successful—and the parallels between Adam’s achievements and the company’s are no accident. Adam will always be family to us and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” the company added.

Source: Read Full Article