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WTTC Shows 75 Million Travel & Tourism Jobs at Risk Due to COVID-19


March 25, 2020

  Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global Travel & Tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The alarming figure, based on research from WTTC, shows a punishing Travel & Tourism GDP loss to the world economy of up to US$2.1 trillion in 2020. The …

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Tenon Tours Drops USTOA Membership


March 23, 2020

Effective March 18, 2020, Tenon Tours has voluntarily resigned its USTOA membership.  Accordingly, Tenon Tours no longer participates in the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. “Travel agents should be aware that purchases of Tenon Tours products made between February 5, 2020 and March 18, 2020 may be protected under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance …

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Announcements and Appointments
Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Names Pamela Ewing Director of Tourism


March 21, 2020

The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board has announced the appointment of Pamela Ewing as Director of Tourism. Minister of Tourism Hon. Ralph Higgs congratulated Ms. Ewing on her appointment and stated, “The Ministry of Tourism welcomes the appointment of Ms. Pamela Ewing as Director of Tourism and as Minister I am confident that she …

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$4,399 Stunning South Africa Package Includes Four Nights in Cape Town and Three Night Luxury Safari, No Extra Charge for Solo Travelers


March 10, 2020

South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®), the leisure division of South African Airways, has announced a no single supplement offer on the popular “Stunning South Africa” air-inclusive vacation package. Starting from $4,399 (restrictions apply) per person, this offer is valid for travel from New York-JFK or Washington, DC-Dulles between April 1 and May 31, 2020, …

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North America
OFFERS AND DEALS

New York City Spring Hotel Options for Instagram Savvy, Solo, Dog Lover, and Hipster Travelers


March 9, 2020

Best for the Wellness-Obsessed Traveler: The James New York – NoMad (rates start at $153 per night) Enlisting holistic experts for next-generation wellness offerings, the “Four Bodies” program at The James New York – NoMad focuses on physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health. Each area is overseen by one of The James’ wellness guru collaborators. …

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Riviera Nayarit Received More Than 780,000 International Travelers in 2019, Eighth Consecutive Year of Growth


March 9, 2020

Riviera Nayarit, located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, reports the eighth consecutive year of international tourism growth, with the destination seeing a 4.7 percent increase from the year prior. According to data collected from the region’s three hotel associations, the markets that generated the most demand for Riviera Nayarit were the United States and Canada, which …

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Virtuoso Agents Sound Off on Coronavirus, Keep Calm and Travel On


March 9, 2020

Leading luxury and experiential travel network Virtuoso® has been closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus, collaborating and consulting with its travel agency members across the world as well as its preferred partners. Since COVID-19 first surfaced late last year in Wuhan, China, the virus has become a global epidemic and a disruption to the travel …

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Sensational Spring Travel Offer: 50% Savings at Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa


March 9, 2020

Travelers looking for a majorly discounted, adults-only, warm weather vacation can find it in Cancun. Through March 31, 2020, travelers can enjoy up to 50% off when booking all-inclusive vacation packages at Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, a luxury beachfront, adults-only destination in Cancun, Mexico. Sun seekers can escape winter chills and spring showers …

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OLS Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jade Hammond Hawaii Director of Sales and Marketing


March 8, 2020

OLS Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company comprised of bespoke independent and branded properties, has named Jade Hammond as its Hawai’i director of sales and marketing. In her role, Hammond will plan and implement sales and marketing strategy for OLS Hotels & Resorts’ nine properties throughout the Hawaiian Islands. She also will be …

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