Monthly Archives: July 2020

The problem with travel polls

Travel polls will steer you in the wrong direction I just received my latest issue of Travel + Leisure featuring "The World's Best Awards 2020," and it reminded me about a I call I had with one of my clients a couple of months ago. They had read another poll and based on the results wanted to try a different cruise line that was highly rated in that poll - this would have led to a disastrous choice. I knew this client very well and knew this cruise line, while highly ranked in the poll, would not be right for ......

By |2020-09-08T14:34:25-07:00July 19th, 2020|

Croatia is the first EU country to open to US tourists

New health requirements ​Croatia has become the first member of the European Union (EU) to open its borders to US citizens. Visitors will be required to bring documentation of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival, proof they have a hotel reservation or accommodations and complete a travel registration document prior to arriving. The travel registration form requires visitors to declare their reason for the trip and provide proof they have hotel or other accommodations. Visa not required for US citizens ​Despite being a member of the EU, Croatia is not part of the visa-free Schengen ......

By |2020-10-21T13:29:11-07:00July 15th, 2020|

Royal Caribbean & Norwegian form joint group to develop coronavirus plan

Celebrity Edge New task-force created Two cruise industry powerhouses announced the formation of a new joint effort to develop a response to coronavirus. Royal Caribbean Group (Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara & Silversea) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian, Oceania & Regent Seven Seas Cruises) announced the blue-ribbon task force will be headed by Mike Leavitt, former Utah governor, and Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.  Other panel members are globally recognized experts from public health, biosecurity, infectious disease, hospitality and maritime operations. The group is charged with developing procedures to prevent the ......

By |2020-10-21T13:45:27-07:00July 9th, 2020|
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