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Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC

By “relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures” – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated in a cruise ship environment, according to new recommendations submitted by the Healthy Sail Panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Agents talk cruising, ports and bookings as CLIA extends suspension to Oct. 31

Promoting the right cruise deal to the right client can lead to a booking, even in these tough times, but many customers are looking at spring 2021 before they cruise again, say agents.
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“We need to keep our eye on the prize”: CLIA working on a more unified policy approach

With the latest wave of cruise lines delaying their individual resumption dates in response to the CDC’s newly extended No Sail Order, CLIA is now working towards a unified policy approach that would apply to all of its member lines.
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Carnival, MSC, Royal Caribbean update cancellations

Many cruise companies had already extended their suspension of operations beyond the summer months and into the fall months, but there were a few notable holdouts. 
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CLIA’s Trade Relations Committee welcome new chair & vice-chair

CLIA’s Trade Relations Committee (TRC) has announced two new appointments as part of its ongoing goal to serve Canadian and U.S. travel agencies and agents.
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CLIA suspends U.S. operations across ocean-going cruise lines

CLIA has made the extraordinary move to voluntarily and temporarily suspend ocean-going cruise ship operations from and to U.S. ports of call for 30 days.
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Everyone from CLIA to Florida’s theme parks weighing in on coronavirus strategies

Cruise clients can expect ramped up boarding procedures and higher level screening but not much worse than that, according to new embarkation policies hammered out by CLIA and its member cruise lines over the weekend following a roundtable meeting between cruise line executives and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.
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CLIA fires back at possibility that Trump administration could restrict cruising

CLIA has issued a statement responding to what it calls speculation that the U.S. government could take action to restrict the cruise industry amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus updates from Goway, CLIA & TravelBrands’ CEO

With the coronavirus outbreak still dominating headlines around the world, travel companies and organizations continue to make updates to their travel policies and screening measures.
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CLIA tightens boarding restrictions; 9 days to go for Diamond Princess quarantine

CLIA member cruise lines have announced new stricter boarding policies in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings – and help get the word out
Agents react to COVID-19 insurance offerings - and help get the word out
In recent weeks major players including Air Canada, Sunwing, WestJet, ACV and Manulife have introduced travel insurance...
Transat launches COVID-19 insurance coverage through Manulife
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Transat is the latest airline and tour operator to announce new COVID-19 insurance coverage, offered through Manulife.
Safe and healthy return to travel with Sunwing & Medcan
Safe and healthy return to travel with Sunwing & Medcan
As Sunwing resumes operations over the coming months, it will tap into its new partnership with Medcan for information...
ACV’s Toronto flights to Cuba re-start Sept. 26
ACV’s Toronto flights to Cuba re-start Sept. 26
ACV’s return to Cuba gets another gateway this weekend with the tour operator’s first post-pandemic flight from...
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