Travelers Can Still Experience the Best of Alaska With Princess Cruises, Holland America Despite Cruise Cancellations



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When Canada banned cruise ships through 2022, cruise lines with Alaska itineraries on their schedule were forced to adjust their plans. For Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, that meant heading from the sea to the land.

This summer, travelers looking for a remote vacation filled with adventure, breathtaking glaciers, expansive national parks, and incredible wildlife can sign up for an escorted tour through The Last Frontier with the cruise lines, the companies shared with Travel + Leisure.

“We love Alaska, and we love that we get to share it with visitors from all over the world. We’re committed to helping locals and visitors alike experience all the best parts of Alaska in a safe way,” vice president of tour operations, Dave McGlothlin, told T+L in a statement on Friday. “For the last year, many people stayed close to home, so

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Potts Law Firm Named to Leadership Role in Multidistrict Litigation for Travelers Battling COVID-19 Insurance Denials

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A federal judge has appointed Houston-based Potts Law Firm as co-lead class counsel for the plaintiffs’ in multidistrict litigation against the primary travel insurance provider for popular websites such as VRBO. The consolidated lawsuits, previously filed in federal courts across the nation, allege that CSA Travel Protection, the American affiliate of Italy-based Generali Group, has refused to honor its policies and refund consumers nationwide for bookings that were properly cancelled due to COVID-19.  Also appointed co-lead counsel were Cafferty Clobes Meriweather and Sprengal LLP and Carlson Lynch LLP. Kirby McInerney was appointed Liaison Counsel.

The cases have been consolidated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York before the Honorable John G Koeltl.  Judge Koeltl joined the court after he was nominated in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.  

“This consolidation is very meaningful to individuals

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Kokua Line: Hawaii’s pre-travel testing regimen fulfills 2 goals at once for international travelers

Question: My daughter is studying abroad. Assuming that she can get home as scheduled, does she follow the new U.S. international testing rule or Hawaii’s rule? Are they the same?

Answer: To return to Honolulu from an international destination, your daughter should follow Hawaii’s pre-travel COVID- 19 testing regimen, which, assuming she receives a negative test result, would allow her to board the plane and avoid Oahu’s 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

The new federal pre-travel testing requirements for international airline passengers arriving anywhere in the United States are not exactly the same as Hawaii’s rules. For example, the federal rule allows the passenger to have a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or an antigen test, while Hawaii does not accept the antigen test. Hawaii accepts only the NAAT, and then only from a designated Trusted Testing and Travel Partner.

The federal rule prevents international passengers (including returning Americans) from

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Black leisure travelers spent $109.4B on U.S. travel in 2019 : Augusta Free Press

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Black U.S. leisure travelers spent $109.4 billion on travel in 2019, generated by 458.2 million U.S. traveler stays, representing 13.1 percent of the U.S. leisure travel market.

This from MMGY Global, which announced today results from the first phase of The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities report.

Virginia Tourism Corporation is a sponsor of this study, the only state in the country to invest in this important research.

“Virginia Tourism Corporation is proud to support this critical research that will further efforts to make the travel industry more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. For too long, Black voices have been underrepresented, signifying a systemic problem within the tourism industry. These

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