Destinations International NewsBrief

Destinations International NewsBrief is your primary resource for destination industry news.

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Alaska and JetBlue join Delta and Southwest in extending policies to cap seat sales on each flight to help with social distancing.
August 2020
The once-prestigious U.S. passport now only gains Americans entry into some countries in the age of COVID-19.
August 2020
The Amex Trendex from American Express found that more than one-third (34%) of Americans expect to spend $800 or more on travel in the next month. That figure jumps to 49% in Canada and 57% in Japan...
August 2020
According to the latest analysis from the World Tourism Organization, 40% of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to COVID-19.
August 2020
COVID-19 has been detected on at least two cruise ships—one in the Arctic and one in the Pacific—just weeks after cruising holidays restarted. At least 40 passengers and crew from the MS Roald...
August 2020
While in the U.S. you may be bemoaning the closing of a favorite restaurant or other business that has fallen victim to the coronavirus economy, favorable life signs are appearing in the region...
August 2020
Observers and industry experts are speculating about whether a smoking ban in casinos can limit the spread of the coronavirus and attract new customers going forward.
July 2020
In a statement issued Saturday, Bahamian officials said the change came in order to create a uniform standard for visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 2020
Bay State Cruise Company, which runs ferries between Boston and Provincetown, was ordered to stop operating just shortly after reopening as part of the state's Phase III, Step 1 plans.
July 2020
European airline and airport executives urged the Canadian government this week to allow a safe "restoration of travel" between Canada and Europe, adding industry pressure on Ottawa to remove...
July 2020

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