Cruise Perception Vs Reality
2020-05-29

It’s easy to hit someone when they’re down. What makes it worse is when it’s due to prejudice which is founded on ignorance. Prejudice is attributed to ignorance….the same holds true for cruise-shamers. These people have never walked the gangplank because of their prejudice/ignorance which is far from reality. How many first time cruisers plan […]

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Crystal’s New Easy Book
2020-05-25

15% Deposit On All Crystal Experiences for New Bookings Made By June 30, 2020 Look ahead to 2021, 2022 and 2023 and plan your future Crystal cruise with total peace of mind. Crystal’s new Easy Book offers a no-risk reduced deposit of just 15% (normally 25%) on the all-inclusive, luxury cruise of your choice, granting […]

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The 18 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the U.S. Part 2
2020-05-25

Crystal Coast Beaches: North Carolina North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is home to several dog-friendly beaches, including Emerald Isle, Indian, Pine Knoll Shores and Atlantic beaches. Your furry pal is welcome on-leash year-round with only a 20-foot restriction from the water in lifeguarded areas on Atlantic Beach. Grab a treat for your pup and a coffee […]

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The post-Covid future: Gauging traveler sentiment
2020-05-25

If you need actual proof that no one really knows when travel will resume, what reassurances travelers will need and how travel will look in the future, just skim the surveys, announcements and opinion pieces that flood whatever communications channels you monitor. What’s the current status of traveler demand? Skyscanner says 33% will travel “more than ever” […]

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Save up to 50% on All-Inclusive European River Journeys
2020-05-22

2021 advance purchase savings guaranteed best available fare For those who are dreaming of the day when we all get back to traveling, Europe’s only all-suite, all-balcony river cruise line is offering an enticing opportunity to plan for 2021. On 70 sailings from March through December, new Advance Purchase Savings offers a nonrefundable fare of […]

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The 18 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the U.S. Part 1
2020-05-12

Bring your pet along on an unforgettable beach vacation. You and your pet will have a doggone good time at one of these dog-friendly beaches. Pack up your pup, grab your sunglasses and hit the beach for a paws-itively fantastic trip that you’ll never forget. Many beaches in the U.S. offer special amenities to accommodate […]

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Risk-distancing syndrome
2020-05-12

When I ran my own business, the recession of the early 1990s was a great instructor. It forced me to make changes that not only helped the business survive but, once instituted, yielded long-term benefits. I suspect this will also be true for some of the companies that make it to the other end of […]

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What Will Happen to My Elite Status and Points Because of the Coronavirus?
2020-04-28

Limited travel due to the coronavirus prompts airline and hotel rewards programs to make policy changes. The fallout from the coronavirus continues to leave its mark on the travel industry. While frequent travelers were initially stressed about canceled flights, now they must also worry about maintaining their status and accruals in hotel and airline rewards […]

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The post-Covid future: Desire and greed
2020-04-28

Like yours, my inbox has been filled with inspiration, sadness, data, static, notes from personal friends I haven’t heard from in years, notes from industry friends who find themselves suddenly unemployed, invitations to view or participate in webinars or Zoom calls or Hopin groups or GoToMeeting events or HouseParty happy hours, solicitations to buy products […]

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CDC Coronavirus Travel Updates: What to Know About Current Travel Restrictions
2020-04-13

Cruises suspend sailings; hotels, airlines tweak cancellation policies; see the latest CDC travel advisories. THE WORLDWIDE OUTBREAK of the coronavirus currently exceeds 1.3 million confirmed cases across more than 150 countries. The virus originated in central China in late 2019, and its spread has crippled the travel and event industries. There are now confirmed coronavirus […]

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