Trends in Travel- August 2020 Newsletter
Here are some new developments in the travel industry:
Princess Cruises has cancelled most of their sailings through December 15th, 2020.
The U.S. Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has extended a ban on ocean cruises leaving U.S. ports at least through the end of September 2020. The Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) members have voluntarily agreed to stop sailings from U.S. ports at least until October 31, 2020.
Norwegian Cruise Line has extended a suspension on its sailings through to the end of October 2020. NCLH, the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, has extended a delay on sailings. All voyages embarking on all vessels of the NCLH group in the month of October 2020 have been paused.
Crystal Cruises has cancelled all its sailings through the end of 2020.
Hurtigruten, the company which offers cruises all along the northern Norway coast, has suspended expedition cruises again after a recent COVID-19 outbreak in the port city of Tromso.
The Rocky Mountaineer train service has suspended its operations through to the end of 2020.
IATA believes the aviation industry won’t truly bounce back fully until 2024.
On the up-side here are some items of positive news:
MSC Cruises are preparing for a potential re-start of their Mediterranean sailings this summer.
Sandals Resorts will be expanding to St. Vincent with a new Beaches resort planned.
Montage Hotels will be bringing a luxury resort to The Bahamas.
Flair Airlines will be ramping up their summer schedule with new Canadian cities added to their list of destinations.
TAP Portuguese Airlines has increased their schedule to include Toronto and Montreal flights starting September.
The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome hotel has just completed an extensive refurbishment.
Canadians are welcome back in Costa Rica as of August 1st. Air Canada is resuming service to Grenada, as of August 10th. The first Sunwing guests arrived in Cancun and Montego Bay on August 7th. Various airlines are resuming routes as many Caribbean borders re-open to Canadians. The new services include Grenada flights and eastern Caribbean routes from Barbados.
The Washington Post reports that “revenge travel” is a phenomenon that could bring back tourism strongly in the next several months. “Revenge travel” is a term for a feeling experienced by travellers who want to get back to travelling and in effect, recover the earlier lost opportunities for travel.
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