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TOURCARE Guidelines for Tour Operators Launched by USTOA, CATO, and ETOA

USTOA, CATO and ETOA have collaborated on a set of health and sanitization guidelines called TOURCARE Guidelines for Tour Operators.

Montreal Becomes First Canadian City to Join the GDS-Index

Montreal, host of World Environment Day 2020, becomes the first Canadian city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).
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Paul Gauguin Cruises Resumes Sailings + Releases New COVID-Safe Protocol

Paul Gauguin Cruises is announcing the resumption of its Tahiti and French Polynesia small-ship voyages starting in July 2020 and their extensive “Covid-Safe Protocol.”
Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Extension of Suspension of Voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include all voyages embarking between Aug. 1 and Sept.30, 2020 for its three cruise brands.
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U.S. Airlines Increase Face Mask Enforcement

The seven airlines that are part of Airlines for America are increasing the enforcement of its mandatory face mask policies.
Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia Launches Global Tourism Industry Campaign

Saint Lucia has launched a new tourism campaign that pays homage to the destination's most appealing selling points, including its positioning as a vacation destination where natural beauty abounds.

Seabourn Enhances Small Group Pricing for Summer 2021 Sailings

Seabourn is focused on helping travel advisors find new opportunities for travelers and has enhanced the brand’s small group pricing on select sailings.
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Cruise Planners & Apple Leisure Group Partner on a Mental Health & Wellbeing Series

Cruise Planners partners with Apple Leisure Group on a two-part series focused on helping travel advisors find ways to develop positive mental health and wellbeing practices.

Riu Ocho Rios Reopens in Jamaica

The Riu Ocho Rios in Jamaica opened its doors again on June 12, following the reopening of the Riu Cancun on June 8, and with more to be announced.

Velas Resorts Opens Today with New Safety Protocols

Velas Resorts in Mexico reopen their doors to domestic and international travelers today,  June 15.
SB Resort

SB Resorts Ends Agreement with AMResorts

SB Resort Management has announced the end of its agreement with AMResorts for management of Sunscape Splash Montego Bay and Sunscape Cove Montego Bay.

Update on Wellness Tourism Association Members: Re-openings, Offers, & New Protocols

As the tourism industry slowly and smartly begins its trek towards recovery, health and wellness will be top of mind for many more of us. Here's a round-up of what Wellness Tourism Association members are doing as they begin to reopen.

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Reopens June 18

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will reopen to the public on June 18.
La Coleccion Resorts

La Coleccion Resorts Announces Summer Reopenings

La Coleccion Resorts is preparing for upcoming reopenings, as well as all-inclusive options at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach. 

Viking Floats Out Seventh Ocean Ship

Viking has announced that its seventh ocean ship, the 930-guest Viking Venus, has a major construction milestone.
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Blue Diamond Resorts Reopens 5 Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts is emerging from the COVID-19 shut downs and plans to reopen five of its luxury resorts after the 3-month temporary closure. 

Uniworld Adds New Course for Travel Advisors

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has launched its latest course educating travel advisors on what’s new for Uniworld in 2021.

Kimpton Hotels in Miami Reopen

As Miami and the state of Florida begin to reopen, Kimpton Hotels in South Beach and Brickell prepare to welcome back guests as of Friday, June 12.

Luxury Buyout Options at Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

For guests who don't feel comfortable staying at a resort with many other travelers, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas offers guests the opportunity to unwind on a private island with buy out packages.

Hurtigruten Explores the Norwegian Coast in 2021

Hurtigruten continues to grow offering guests a new way to explore the Norwegian coast with full-year departures directly from the UK, Germany and Norway.