Rangiroa's Hotel Kia Ora: Luxury on the Reef

Rangiroa's Hotel Kia Ora: Luxury on the Reef

After a couple of years traveling to French Polynesia, I began to notice that the territory’s resort hotels are generally populated by two types of visitors: those that are pleased to be there, and those that are pleased with themselves to be…

Gifted Travel Network offer guiding hand

Gifted Travel Network offer guiding hand

Host agency Gifted Travel Network has created a guide for travel advisors on operating amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, and it will host a free webinar on the topic on April 9. “The Travel Agent’s Guide to Navigating Turbulent Times” is available…

Accor says half of its hotels are closed

Accor says half of its hotels are closed

Accor says that more than half its hotels are currently closed worldwide, with that percentage expected to grow to over two-thirds in the coming weeks.  “Over the past three weeks, the [Covid-19] crisis has severely deepened with over half the worldwide population…

Applications open for Paycheck Protection Program

Applications open for Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has released the application for the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security Act. The application can be found on the Treasury Department’s website.  The department has also issued more…

Become an Autism Certified Travel Professional Today

Become an Autism Certified Travel Professional Today

The Autism Speaks website states that approximately 1 in every 54 children are diagnosed with autism each year. With autism comes additional challenges when traveling, from choosing the right destination to finding the best accommodations to figuring out the least overwhelming time…

Club Med's Virtual Resort Experiences Come Straight to Your Home

Club Med's Virtual Resort Experiences Come Straight to Your Home

Club Med is bringing its resort experiences, signature activities and characteristic community spirit into the homes of guests who are currently suffering from travel withdrawal in the midst of COVID-19-related travel bans, border closures and flight cancellations. To satiate everyone’s appetite for…

Airbnb creates fund for hosts

Airbnb creates fund for hosts

Airbnb said it will funnel $250 million toward helping its hosts cover costs related to Covid-19 cancellations. The company created the fund to help hosts after allowing customers to cancel and receive full refunds. They can get their money back for bookings…