USTOA Will Hold Virtual Annual Conference & Marketplace

WHY IT RATES: USTOA will hold their annual conference virtually in December. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Terry Dale, president and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association, announced that the 2020 USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace will transition…

Ker & Downey Africa Launches Tanzania Private Jet Safari

WHY IT RATES: Tanzania is one of the first countries in Africa to reopen its borders to international travelers. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Luxury travel company Ker & Downey Africa has launched a pioneering 11-day Tanzania Private Jet Safari in…

Amtrak Medical Director Speaks on Health, Safety Protocols

Amtrak released a new video from Corporate Medical Director Dr. Ann Kuhnen on the health and safety guidelines passengers can expect when traveling with the rail company. As a result of the impact from the coronavirus on travel, Amtrak has…

Celebrity Suspends Global Cruise Operations Through Sept. 15

In accordance with the Cruise Lines International Association announcement that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until Sept. 15, 2020, Celebrity Cruises said it will be extending its suspension of…

Wearing a Face Mask? That’s Winning in Vegas

Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas are making it profitable to be wearing a face mask inside its reopened hotel-casinos. Caesars this past weekend introduced a promotion in which employees randomly walked the casino floor and awarded players a $20…

CLIA Extends Suspension of Cruising From US Ports Until September

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced on June 19 that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until Sept. 15, 2020, as the coronavirus outbreak continues. “The current no-sail order…