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- Cruise Lines Are Looking for Volunteers to Sail On Mock Voyages to Test COVID-19 Safety Protocol
In order to be better equipped for COVID-Free cruising in a post-pandemic or coping-with-pandemic world, the CDC has mandated cruise lines have test runs with volunteers. Read full article »
- Cruises from the U.S. can begin sailing again — but be ready for shorter voyages, multiple COVID tests and no more buffets
The CDC has announced they will not extend the full no-sail order beyond November. As cruises resume in several months, however, guests can expect a significant departure from previous policies while aboard the ship.More here »
- Tourism stocks soar with COVID-19 vaccine announcement
Increased testing with shorter turn around times coupled with promising news about a vaccine has investors easing what have been plummeting stocks.Read more here »
- Hotels fall short of assuring cleanliness for customers staying during the pandemic
Despite assurances from the American Hotel and Lodging Association that “Hotels are cleaner than they’ve ever seen before,” hotel guests are skeptical the industry is holding up their end of the bargain. Read more »
- Are there differences in COVID-19 protocols in budget, midrange, and luxury hotels?
A Washington Post reporter visited a sample across the entire spectrum of hotel chains to see wha the similarities and differences were both in protocol and perceived safety. From personal PPE kits to Bibles removed from nightstands, the results were surprising. Read full article »
- Some hotels are going above and beyond – offering doctors on demand and more
While there have been reports of sub-par cleaning and sanitation protocols, a few hotels are going above and beyond to ensure guest safety. Resorts eager to gain guests’ trust have offered on site PCR testing, dedicated medical staff, and complementary virtual doctor visits. More here »
- What does a hotel stay really look like during the pandemic?
A comparison of COVID-19 mitigation measures at three hotel chains gives a peak into what pandemic travel feels like. Evaluated are both hotel protocols and also adherence. More here »
- Cruise halted after crew test positive for COVID-19
The first post-lockdown cruise out of Greece was forced into a testing area in Athens after the crew tested positive for COVID-19. 12 members of the crew, although asymptomatic, tested positive after surveillance testing was implemented as a precautionary measure. Read the full article »
- What will post-COVID-19 cruising look like?
Carnival and Royal Caribbean, two of the largest cruise lines, have implemented several changes to help ensure safe cruising this winter. Daily temperature checks, social distancing, and other elements are being added to daily cruise life to prevent spread of illness. Read more »