Cruise holidays: Experts reveals the very best activities on cruise ships- full list here

Cruise holidays offer a plethora of onboard entertainment to their passengers. There’s always plenty to keep holidaymakers occupied whether it’s tucking into diverse cuisine or attending spectacular performances – and cruise lines are often keen to out-do each other. But what are the best things of all you do on cruises? Ahead of this year’s […]

G Adventures Announces Worldwide Sale

G Adventures has announced the launch of two sales this month. The brand’s Worldwide Sale offers travelers the opportunity to save up to 20%, while the Marine Sale allows travelers to save up to 35%. The Worldwide Sale is valid on over 700 trips now through March 31. The sale is broken down into three […]

ASTA Issues Strong Response to Government Cruise Advisory

ASTA responded strongly and swiftly to a U.S. State Dept. advisory recommending that U.S. citizens – in particular older travelers with underlying health conditions – not travel by cruise ship because of what is deemed to be a higher risk of infection of coronavirus. “Given the importance of the cruise industry to travel advisors, ASTA […]

Full list of cruise lines letting passengers cancel or change sailings for free

Coronavirus outbreaks around the world have left some holidaymakers uncertain as to whether to go ahead with their travel plans. We've got a guide on coronavirus travel advice to shed some light on what happens if your destination is affected – and what travel insurance will cover – but essentially if there is no FCO […]

Allianz temporarily widens coverage due to coronavirus

Allianz Global Assistance is temporarily enabling travelers to make medical and cancellation claims not typically covered because of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Insurance claims due to known events, epidemics or fear of travel are not typically covered. “For a limited period, the company will nevertheless accommodate claims for trip cancellation and emergency medical care for customers […]

World Travel Holdings cuts jobs coronavirus

World Travel Holdings (No. 17 on Travel Weekly’s 2019 Power List) has laid off 80 employees initially hired in the fall in advance of Wave season, the cruise industry’s busy first three months of the year. The company said the season did not turn out as expected. “To give some perspective of scale, we have […]

Suppliers girding for long fight as Covid 19 takes toll

As the coronavirus outbreak continued to spread through Europe and the U.S. last week, the travel industry began signaling that it was girding for a protracted fight.  And while some analysts seemed to think it was an existential battle, others viewed it as yet another crisis the industry would eventually overcome.  In a video message […]

Awaken the Senses With Live Aqua Resorts’ Five Signature Brand Elements

WHY IT RATES: These resorts invite visitors to fully unplug and awaken the senses during their stay. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Live Aqua Resorts has established a strong following of Aqualovers who rave about the unique experience the lifestyle brand offers with unique sensorial experiences from check-in to departure. Across all five Live Aqua Resorts […]

Egypt cruise ship quarantined coronavirus

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — A cruise ship on Egypt’s Nile River with over 150 tourists and local crew was in quarantine Saturday in the southern city of Luxor, after 12 people tested positive for the new coronavirus. A Taiwanese-American tourist who had previously been on the same ship tested positive when she returned to Taiwan. […]

A Historic Moment in Innkeeping & Independent Lodging History

WHY IT RATES: Two of the largest innkeeping associations have merged into one organization to advocate for the industry. – Mackenzie Cullen, Editorial Associate PAII (the Professional Association of Innkeepers International) and AIHP (the Association of Hospitality Professionals) have merged to form one strong united organization, the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP), Inc. as of […]