American Cruise Lines Founder Passes Away

The founder, chairman and chief executive of American Cruise Lines, Charles A. Robertson, has passed away. His son, Charles B. Robertson, has been appointed as the river cruise line’s new CEO, the company’s Board of Directors has announced.  “My father was a visionary and pioneer of the cruise industry and it is an honor to … Read more

Coronavirus: U.S. Adds New Travel Restrictions, Screenings

The Trump Administration has implemented new travel restrictions on airline passengers arriving in the United States due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, cruise lines are stepping up their screening procedures and adjusting their routes.  Effective February 2, under the new travel restrictions all foreign nationals who have traveled to mainland China within the past 14 … Read more

State Department Upgrades China Advisory to Highest Level:

The State Department has upgraded its travel advisory for China to its highest level, Level 4: Do Not Travel, due to the coronavirus outbreak. This comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. “On January 30, the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak … Read more

Royal Caribbean, British Airways Cancels Sailings and

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reports that it has cancelled three sailings through February 8 on Spectrum of the Seas due to the spread of the coronavirus, which is currently its only ship homeported in China. The company made the announcement as part of the release of the date for its fourth quarter earnings call.  Royal … Read more

Selling Luxury: Chris Austin, SVP, Global Sales and

Welcome to Selling Luxury, the podcast produced by the editors of Luxury Travel Advisor. This series inspires and educates travel advisors who want to enter the luxury arena and provides great insights for those advisors who are already successful in this niche. Ruthanne Terrero, VP and editorial director of Luxury Travel Advisor, chats with Chris Austin, senior vice … Read more

Selling Luxury: Larry Pimentel, President & CEO, Azamara

Welcome to Selling Luxury, the podcast produced by the editors of Luxury Travel Advisor. This series inspires and educates travel advisors who want to enter the luxury arena and provides great insights for those advisors who are already successful in this niche. Ruthanne Terrero, VP and editorial director of Luxury Travel Advisor, chats with Larry Pimentel, president … Read more