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  • 6 April

    Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the U.S. State Department says it is “only able to offer in-person service at passport agencies or centers for customers with a qualified life-or-death emergency and who need a passport for immediate international travel within 72 hours.” While you can still apply in person for a U.S. passport at some acceptance facilities and […]

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  • 4 April

    To address expanding global travel restrictions and provide peace of mind in guest travel planning, Royal Caribbean Group is extending its “Cruise with Confidence” cancellation policy through September 1, 2020. The updated policy enhances planning flexibility by allowing cancellations up to 48 hours prior to sailing for any reason. Guests will receive a full credit for their […]

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  • 4 April

    Holland America Line has confirmed that Broward County and the Unified Command cleared both Zaandam and Rotterdam to arrive in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each vessel will disembark those who can travel per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once they reach Port Everglades, guests will be health screened and […]

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  • 4 April

    Due to temporary closures of European ports, Crystal Cruises has made the decision to cancel the following sailings: Crystal Cruises: Crystal Serenity’s May 10 sailings from Venice (including the 12-night itinerary to Barcelona, 21 nights to Rome, 28-night roundtrip and eight nights to Rome) Crystal Serenity, May 18: Four nights, Rome to Barcelona Crystal Serenity, […]

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  • 3 April

    Viking has officially launched Viking.TV, a new digital platform designed to provide cultural content and livestreaming video experiences from around the world. Announced in a video from chairman Torstein Hagen and executive vice president Karine Hagen, Viking.TV was conceived as a way to build community, stay connected and share positive experiences at a time when people are staying home, rather than […]

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  • 2 April

    Holland America Line is awaiting confirmation to disembark nearly 1,200 well, fit-for-travel guests home from Zaandam and Rotterdam in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both ships are arriving at the boundary of U.S. waters this morning and will remain outside U.S. waters while awaiting clearance to enter.  Those who can travel per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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  • 2 April

    Posted: 4/2/2020 | April 2nd, 2020 Travel hacking is one of the best ways to lower your travel costs. Flights, accommodation represent two of the biggest expenses travelers face so getting those to zero allows you to travel more for less. When money isn’t a worry, the world is your oyster. While I have tons […]

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  • 1 April

    Luxury travel network Virtuoso is all about growth these days. Last year, membership grew from 20,000 to 22,000 advisors — most of which came from existing agencies bringing on new employees. The network also brought on 100 new agencies and 200 new suppliers, bringing the totals to 1,100 and just over 2,000, respectively. In all, […]

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  • 31 March

    We know that luxury travel advisors are working their tails off, coming to the rescue for their clients but we’re sure you’re still looking to stay up to date on the latest supplier developments for when we return to “business as usual.” In fact, MMGY CEO Clayton Reid expects a recovery sooner than most. In the meantime, Luxury Travel […]

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  • 31 March

    Posted: 03/31/20 | March 21st, 2020 On a breezy fall morning, I was walking home from my university’s humanities department after trying to get out of my Spanish language requirement to no avail. On the way, I ran into one of my roommates. He mentioned he had heard that a small plane had crashed into […]

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