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Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises Pauses Ship Operations Worldwide

Windstar Cruises will temporarily suspend operations worldwide for cruises embarking March 14 through April 30, 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Globus Suspends Travel Through April 30

The Globus family of brands consisting of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways is suspending travel across all destinations through April 30, 2020.
Coronavirus

Coronavirus Updates

To keep you updated on the fluid situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the travel industry, we have compiled all of the stories we are working on in one place: recommend.com/coronavirus.
Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Postpones Inaugural Season Until July

Virgin Voyages has moved the inaugural season of the Scarlet Lady to July due to the global health crisis, with its maiden voyage slated for Aug. 7.
Viking

Viking to Temporarily Suspend Cruise Operations

Viking today announced it will temporarily suspend river and ocean cruise operations until May 1, 2020 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 situation.
tour operator

Tour Operators Speak Out on Current Travels

We reached out to the tour operators you book with to see how this is affecting their business, how it’s affecting current trips, as well as future travel, and what they’re doing to work with you.
ASTA

ASTA Chair Testifies

A whopping 97 percent of ASTA respondents expect the coronavirus crisis to hurt their business this year, and clients are concerned.
Cancun

WTTC Global Summit in Cancun Postponed

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, and the Government of Quintana Roo in Mexico, have announced that the 20th Global Summit will take place in the autumn of 2020 in Cancun.
Coronavirus

MGM Buffets Close as Coronavirus Precaution

MGM Resorts International is closing its buffets at its seven Las Vegas Strip properties as a coronavirus precautionary measure.
uniworld

Uniworld’s Updated Cancellation Policy: 14 Days Prior to Sailing

Uniworld has updated its cancellation policy for guests with upcoming travel plans; including the option to rebook with a sister brand. 
coronavirus

Give Your Clients Reassurance for Travel During Coronavirus Threats

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact travelers from the U.S., giving your clients the reassurance they need to continue to travel with a plan in place should they have to cancel last minute may help keep you bookings.
cruise

Cruise With Confidence Allows Clients to Cancel Cruise Up to Two Days Before Sailing

Royal Caribbean Group gives guests greater control over their vacation decisions, allowing guests to cancel cruises as late as two days before departure.
united airlines

United Airlines Cuts Flights Due to Coronavirus

In a letter to employees on Wednesday, United Airlines said that due to the decline in demand flowing from the impact of the Coronavirus, the airline will be reducing their international and domestic schedules.
coronavirus

The Caribbean’s Battle Against Coronavirus

Though there have not yet been any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in much of the Caribbean, the islands are taking precaution due to the global outbreak of the disease. Here's what you need to know to keep your clients informed and their travel plans in check.
riviera nayarit

The Women Spearheading Riviera Nayarit’s Attraction

These women have been integral in helping position Riviera Nayarit as a versatile region through their one-of-a-kind offerings.

Sheila Johnson, CEO and Founder of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Speaks Out

To honor International Women’s Day, Recommend reached out to Sheila Johnson, the only African-America woman to own a five-star resort, Salamander Resort & Spa.
scenic

Scenic Group Announces Change in Cancellation Policy

Scenic Group has announced a change to the company’s cancellation policy due to the worldwide concerns over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
austin adventures

Austin Adventures’ CEO Reacts to Coronavirus

Due to the current spread of the Coronavirus, and because travelers can't yet foresee what the circumstances will be like in 30-90 days, Austin Adventures is implementing a lightened cancellation policy.
Italy

How Coronavirus Has Impacted Travel to Italy

The Italian National Tourist Board says, in a statement, that “it is safe to travel to Italy.”
bahamas

The Bahamas Prepares for Coronavirus

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is preparing for the Coronavirus by executing The Bahamas National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19.
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