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How will escorted tour specialists navigate post-pandemic travel? 5 companies weigh in

Companies normally ‘think big’, but when it comes to escorted group touring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many will instead ‘think small’ with drastically sized-down tour groups, as they formulate plans for restarting operations in a very different world.
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More health and safety measures thanks to Safe with Sunwing 

The newly launched Safe with Sunwing commitment ensures the health and safety of Sunwing passengers across their entire vacation experience, from the moment they check in, to their airport transfers, throughout their resort stay and their journey home, says the company.
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Silversea takes delivery of Silver Origin ahead of Galapagos debut

After conducting the cruise industry’s first-ever remote sea trials in April, the Silver Origin, Silversea’s very first destination-specific ship, has at last been delivered.
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Antigua now open, first commercial flights coming in

Antigua & Barbuda is the latest destination to reopen its borders following months of lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Select Iberostar resorts will reopen this month with new safety guidelines

The Iberostar Group is gearing up to reopen several of its hotels this month following weeks of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The COVID-19 Questionnaire: Mike Julius – Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has set its sights on resuming operations on Aug. 1 following a multi-month pause in operations due to COVID-19. Though long-time cruisers, including Carnival Cruise Line’s vice president of field sales for North America, Mike Julius
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BA looking at legal action against UK govt. over quarantine rule

British Airways is considering legal action against the U.K. government's plans to force anyone arriving into the country to quarantine themselves for 14 days in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Insight, info and optimism: Travelweek’s conference draws 8,000 viewers

Travelweek’s virtual conference, ’The Future of Travel: Back to Business?’, was a resounding success, with viewership that far surpassed the original number of registered participants.
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Princess extends suspension of operations

Princess Cruises has extended its pause of global ship operations due to the ongoing closure of cruise ports around the world.
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Agents can win $100 gift card with JTB’s photo contest

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has launched a new weekly photo contest for travel agents featuring a grand prize of a $100 gift card.
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