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CDC says fully-vaccinated people are safe to travel

CDC says fully-vaccinated people are safe to travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for people who are fully vaccinated, and said that "people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States." The guidance does come with...

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld as 14th member

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld as 14th member

Alaska Airlines has announced it has joined oneworld as the 14th full member of the global alliance. The alliance will allow the airline and its passengers a global network of flights to as many as 1,000 destinations across more than 170 countries. With its membership...

Silversea’s 139-day world cruise sells out on first day [video]

Silversea’s 139-day world cruise sells out on first day [video]

Silversea Cruises' new 139-day World Cruise 2023 has sold out on the first day of its general opening. The cruise, named "South Side Story - All the World's a Stage," will travel to 66 destinations in 34 countries across five continents. The World Cruise 2023 will...

Travel industry asks White House to set timeline for reopening travel

Travel industry asks White House to set timeline for reopening travel

Leaders in the travel and aviation industries in the United States sent a letter to the Biden administration to come up with a plan to reopen international travel. Twenty-six organizations signed the letter, including the U.S. Travel Association, the American Hotel...

Royal Caribbean will relaunch 3 ships in June, vaccine required

Royal Caribbean will relaunch 3 ships in June, vaccine required

Royal Caribbean has announced a return to cruising in June, but not for everyone. The cruise line, as well as sister cruise line Celebrity Cruises, will require COVID vaccines for all adult passengers and crew members. Passengers under 18 will be required to provide a...

Iceland begins to accept all vaccinated travelers

Iceland begins to accept all vaccinated travelers

Iceland has announced they will begin accepting foreign travelers beginning March 18, 2021 — with a certificate of vaccination for COVID-19. The requirements mean travelers who have been vaccinated will be able to travel to Iceland without a PCR test and quarantine,...

British Airways rolls out COVID-19 document trial on their website

British Airways rolls out COVID-19 document trial on their website

British Airways is starting a trial for document certification for travelers. Travelers will be able to upload their negative COVID-19 test results and other travel declaration forms, including a vaccination form, directly to a portal on British Airways' website...

IATA: Increased confidence in travel, support for Travel Pass

IATA: Increased confidence in travel, support for Travel Pass

Recent travelers are gaining confidence in returning to air travel, according to a recent poll by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The poll, which asked travelers about confidence in a return to air travel, frustration with current travel...

Hilton Grand Vacations to acquire Diamond Resorts

Hilton Grand Vacations to acquire Diamond Resorts

Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has announced they will acquire Diamond Resorts International (DRI), which is managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management. HGV said the acquisition is expected to combine the brand and culture of Hilton Grand Vacations with Diamond,...

Travel brand KAYAK to open first hotel, in Miami Beach

Travel brand KAYAK to open first hotel, in Miami Beach

KAYAK is planning to open their first hotel this year. The KAYAK Miami Beach is expected to open in April 2021. The company, which is a big name in the travel search industry, was founded in 2004 and has not yet ventured into the hotel owner field. “We see a big...

JetBlue founder to launch new airline

JetBlue founder to launch new airline

The United States Transportation Department granted approval for a new airline, Breeze Aviation Group, by the founder of JetBlue Airways. Breeze Aviation has up to one year to begin flights, with up to 22 planes. According to the Associated Press, the company plans to...

Canada bans large cruise lines through February 2022

Canada bans large cruise lines through February 2022

Canada has announced a ban on cruise ships, with a few exceptions. The restrictions will ban all cruise ships with more than 100 passengers through Canadian waters, including the Canadian arctic, through Feb. 28, 2022. Canadian minister of transport Omar Alghabra made...

Low-cost high speed rail will take passengers from Madrid to Barcelona

Low-cost high speed rail will take passengers from Madrid to Barcelona

Spain is expanding their high-speed rail service with the addition of new lines on the Spanish state operator Renfe's low-cost, high-speed rail service Avlo. The new line will take passengers 300 miles (or 500 kilometers) between Madrid and Barcelona in less than...

Marriott to open more than 100 new Asia Pacific hotels in 2021

Marriott to open more than 100 new Asia Pacific hotels in 2021

Marriott International is expanding their presence in the Asia Pacific, with 100 hotels expected to open in the area in 2021. In 2020, the brand opened 75 properties in the region. “I am proud of the way we have continued to grow and have moved quickly to adapt to the...

Hyatt to offer free COVID-19 testing at Latin American resorts

Hyatt to offer free COVID-19 testing at Latin American resorts

Hyatt Hotels has announced that they will offer free on-site COVID-19 testing at all their Latin American resorts through May 31, 2021. The tests will be offered to guests traveling to the United States after their stay. The offer is for 19 Hyatt resorts in Mexico,...

Rocky Mountain National Park considering permanent limited entry

Rocky Mountain National Park considering permanent limited entry

Rocky Mountain National Park has learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is rethinking how to deal with the overcrowding they have been seeing for years. The park, located in Colorado, had implemented a time-entry reservation system in 2020 to promote social...

Most Disney properties to remain closed, for the time being

Most Disney properties to remain closed, for the time being

Most Disney theme parks are staying closed for the foreseeable future, with Walt Disney World in Florida the only one to open so far. Disneyland in California has been closed for nearly 10 months, with no immediate plans to reopen, and Disneyland Paris just announced...

Royal Caribbean sells Azamara to private equity firm

Royal Caribbean sells Azamara to private equity firm

Royal Caribbean Group has agreed to sell their Azamara brand to a private equity firm, Sycamore Partners. "Royal Caribbean Group will work closely with Sycamore Partners to ensure a seamless transition of services as we move through this process, and you should expect...

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Most Disney properties to remain closed, for the time being

Most Disney theme parks are staying closed for the foreseeable future, with Walt Disney World in Florida the only one to open so far. Disneyland in California has been closed for nearly 10 months, with no immediate plans to reopen, and Disneyland Paris just announced...

Royal Caribbean sells Azamara to private equity firm

Royal Caribbean Group has agreed to sell their Azamara brand to a private equity firm, Sycamore Partners. "Royal Caribbean Group will work closely with Sycamore Partners to ensure a seamless transition of services as we move through this process, and you should expect...

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