Luxury travel news this week: Coronavirus update
Luxury travel news this week: Here’s a roundup of luxury travel stories that caught the eye this week. To ensure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the lower right corner of the page and click on “subscribe” (works only on the desktop – for more information) other ways to subscribe, please click here). It will also notify you of any other blog posts. If you wish, you can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the icon again and selecting “unsubscribe”.
Travellers are ready to go on a cruise – and they book until 2021
Belinda Shawn *, a 41-year-old mother in Florida, has booked a family cruise with Royal Caribbean next year: she is leaving Barcelona in late May 2021 with stops in Italy and France. With the cruise industry on hiatus due to the coronavirus and the resulting change in cancellation and change of booking policies, Shawn and his family could easily postpone the following year or get a refund. But they stick to their plans …
You may be surprised at the cost of renting a yacht right now
With the cruise industry in tatters and the desire to travel at a distance greater than ever, chartering a yacht may seem appealing. But how much does it cost? And will rates decrease during the coronavirus pandemic? Yachting has long been the land of the ultra-rich – and yes, some charter prices are like a down payment on a house. But for others, charters can be cheaper than a week on a cruise ship for a family of four…
Post-coronavirus travel: How do you book your next trip when so much is unclear?
Now what? It’s about keeping tour operators like Phyllis Stoller up at night. “How do you make travellers feel secure when booking their next vacation?” She wonders. She plans to limit the size of groups, avoid buffets and bring an endless number of masks and hand sanitizers on her travels. Stoller, who is president of the Women’s Travel Group, says the changes will be expensive but worth it … [read more]
These are the main travel trends for 2021, experts say
At the start of 2020, it is likely that you have big travel plans for the coming year. Maybe you were counting the days until you flew and ran aground on a Portuguese beach, or maybe you wanted to finally check out the Northern Lights in Norway on your bucket list? However, at the end of January, a global pandemic occurred and subsequently canceled all of our great travel hopes for this year. So we are looking at 2021 instead … [read more]
Travel after COVID-19: inspiration to travel in a wheelchair when the lock is released
With the Olympic Games now postponed, 2021 is the year to visit the land of the rising sun. Japanese high-speed trains allow easy travel between the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima… [read more]
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