In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, travelers are canceling or re-booking vacations to areas devastated by the storms.
A survey by Virtuoso notes an increase in travel to St. Lucia, Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica and other unaffected areas in the Caribbean. In turn, there has been a decrease in bookings to the Caribbean and Florida. It is possible we will see an increase in travelers ditching the island trip all together in favor of popular destinations like Iceland and other European hot spots. Travelers who want to escape the winter chill in favor of warmer destinations can opt for Costa Rica or Belize.
The devastation of popular, high-end travel destinations forced many travelers to cancel plans or seek other options. Islands like St. Barths and Anguilla, once a hotbed for luxury travel, may not see recovery in tourism for quite some time.
We’d love to see these beautiful destinations bounce back and filled with global travelers again. If you’d like to donate to hurricane relief efforts check out this guide on a number of charities and organizations in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, Texas and more.
Over the last three–four weeks, Portugal made significant strides in slowly, but surely, reopening the country for travel. As of May 18, Portugal further loosened restrictions by ending the country’s COVID-19 State of Emergency status while continuing social distancing.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
United Airlines introduces United CleanPlus, a partnership with Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic. The company is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of the entire customer experience, and hopes to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness. This partnership brings together Clorox and some of the country’s top medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic to help guide United Airlines’ new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of the Florida Keys’ most breathtaking sights with us, just in time for the June 1 reopening.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
A first of its kind in the region, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launched a safe and clean certification program. The program seeks to uplift and standardize cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organizations in the tourism sector, including hotels, malls and other attractions. DCT Abu Dhabi will offer certifications that ensure compliance of standardized hygiene levels, and the program will roll out in phases, with the first dedicated to hotels.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is celebrating the heroes. Travelers can nominate the unsung heroes in their lives for a chance to be selected for one of 25 complimentary, seven-night European river cruises for two through July 31.