Cruise Trends: World Cruises Selling Fast; Consumers Are Buying Up

Jessica Wong

World cruises as well as grand voyages of 35 to 80 days are a hot trend right now, thanks to pent-up consumer demand for 2022 and 2023 voyages. That’s according to Annie Scrivanich, senior vice president, Cruise Specialists, speaking to reporters during Internova Group‘s annual media briefing on Tuesday. 

Cruise Specialists’ market niche is those long voyages. Since its 1987 founding, the cruise seller has arranged world cruises for more than 10,000 guests.

Longer Voyages Are Selling Fast 

“This is the first year in our history that we’ve had two years of world cruise departures to sell,”

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Destinations without the journey: Hotel lets guests travel the world without leaving Idaho | Southern Idaho Entertainment

Jessica Wong

“I really enjoy the construction side of things,” Fisher said. “I enjoy working on the room, trying unique different things and then seeing the final product done. It gives me a lot of satisfaction.”

One of Fisher’s favorite aspects of his business is getting to work with his family. Fisher and Debbie continue to handle the construction aspects of Destinations Inn and Black Swan Inn. But their daughter, who has worked there for 20 years, and their son, who got a degree in hospitality, now run the business side.

After the Black Swan Inn’s success, Fisher was thrilled when the

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World Travel Holdings Debuts Travel Safety Program for Advisors

Jessica Wong

World Travel Holdings (WTH) has launched a new “Travel Safety Program,” exclusively available to its travel advisors from such groups as CruisesOnly, Cruise.com, CheapCruises.com and franchise brands CruiseOne and Dream Vacations. 

Nearly 1,000 travel advisors from WTH’s 40 brands, are in the process of completing the training and earning the status of “Travel Safety Verified.”

Loren Kennedy, senior vice president of customer care and human resources, World Travel Holdings, said in a press announcement that there is so much more customers need to know when traveling now, so “using an experienced agent is crucial” and

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Congo Requires Notification of Foreign Diplomats’ Travel After Ambush | World News

Jessica Wong

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has required foreign diplomats to inform it of their movements outside the capital Kinshasa following the killing of the Italian ambassador.

Ambassador Luca Attanasio, his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci and World Food Programme driver Mustapha Milambo were killed by armed men on Monday while traveling in a WFP convoy in the east of the country.

President Felix Tshisekedi met his top security advisors on Tuesday to discuss responses to the attack.

“Ambassadors and other heads of missions can no longer leave Kinshasa for the interior of the country without

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Australia’s zero-tolerance covid-19 strategy must end for travel to return, experts say

Jessica Wong

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia has taken a hard-line approach to travel restrictions in its effort to contain covid-19. Effectively closing its borders, the nation banned nonessential entry and mandated strict quarantines and testing for anyone allowed to enter — requiring even returning Australian nationals to pay for two-week stays in quarantine hotels monitored by police.

But now that coronavirus vaccinations are underway worldwide, some health experts are signaling that a zero-tolerance approach will probably need to change if the country wants to restart travel.

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