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Travelweek’s ‘Caribbean Comeback’ virtual conference set for Sept. 30

With more Caribbean destinations reopening for tourism, tour operators launching winter programs and major players introducing COVID-19 insurance coverage, now’s the time to check in with clients to see who is making winter travel plans. 
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“Fantastic experience”: What impressed this Merit Travel agent about her Jamaica vacation

You can’t blame clients - or their travel agents - for wondering if a Caribbean vacation right now is worth it. There are the mandatory masks, and the tests, and the forms to fill out, not to mention the quarantine for the return to Canada. And surely the experience at the resort is sombre and subdued, or tense, or downright awkward?
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Sandals South Coast to debut world’s first Swim-up Rondoval Suites

Sandals Resorts International has unveiled design plans for the multi-million-dollar renovation of Sandals South Coast in Jamaica.
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New reopening dates for nine Palladium properties

Palladium Hotel Group is reopening more resorts this fall in Riviera Maya and the D.R., following the successful reopening of several properties in Mexico and Jamaica.
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“The travel agent plays an important role in this equation”: Palladium

Following news of its reopening dates and the launch of an insurance offering, Palladium Hotel Group hosted a virtual press conference yesterday to provide key updates to travel agents.
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Here are the new reopening dates for The Excellence Collection

The Excellence Collection has adjusted the reopening dates of several of its properties in an effort to ensure the best possible experience for guests.
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Jamaica Tourist Board’s agent training series now in session

A new weekly training series kicks off today on the Jamaica Tourist Board’s learning platform, Jamaica Training University.
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How Jamaica has managed to reopen safely, from the airport to hotels

Though Jamaica has officially reopened its borders to international travellers, questions still remain as to how safe it is to travel right now and whether the same island experience that visitors have come to know and love is even possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Palladium introduces insurance coverage; has new reopening dates

Palladium Hotel Group has announced reopening dates for resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the D.R. 
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Six of Blue Diamond’s resorts now open

Six of Blue Diamond Resorts’ properties in Mexico and Jamaica are now open. 
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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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