Don’t want to fly during coronavirus crisis? Don’t rush to cancel that ticket. Here’s why

USAToday.com— The surge of passengers trying to change or cancel plane tickets as travel grinds to a halt during the coronavirus crisis is overwhelming airline and online travel agency reservation centers. Hours-long waits, dropped calls and don’t-call-us-we’ll-call-you messages are the norm. Airlines have taken to their websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts to advise travelers to hold off on calling unless their plans areContinue reading “Don’t want to fly during coronavirus crisis? Don’t rush to cancel that ticket. Here’s why”

Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close due to coronavirus

USAToday.com —- LOS ANGELES — Disneyland announced Thursday it would be shutting its doors starting Saturday through the end of March in the wake of growing concerns in the U.S. and around the world about the coronavirus pandemic.  Another big southern California attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood, is also closing for two weeks. The Disneyland Resort, the name for the largerContinue reading “Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close due to coronavirus”

Coronavirus travel: See list of US airline cancellation and fee waiver policies (UPDATED)

Today.com — COVID-19, the disease caused by a member of the coronavirus family, is spreading rapidly around the world, and airlines are under extreme stress as the outbreak continues to reach new countries. The World Health Organization officially labeled the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, and airlines are taking precautions to protect passengers from catching andContinue reading “Coronavirus travel: See list of US airline cancellation and fee waiver policies (UPDATED)”

Trump’s European travel restrictions take effect tonight. Here’s what you need to know

If you’re trying to get home to the U.S. from Europe, life becomes more complicated at the stroke of midnight EDT Friday night. Foreigners from most European nations – but not the United Kingdom and a handful of other countries  – will be banned from coming to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s announced travel restrictions dueContinue reading “Trump’s European travel restrictions take effect tonight. Here’s what you need to know”

Princess temporarily pauses ship operations for 60 days

Hi everyone, Recognizing our responsibility to our guests, our crew and the global community, and after very serious consideration of the evolving COVID-19 situation, Princess Cruises has made the difficult decision to voluntarily and temporarily pause our global ship operations for 60 days, effective immediately through May 11, 2020. The impact of this decision willContinue reading “Princess temporarily pauses ship operations for 60 days”

Norwegian cancels all Asia summer cruises amid coronavirus outbreak

USAToday.com Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Thursday it would cancel all voyages in Asia across its three cruise brands through the summer months due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that it will temporarily remove the company’s ships from the region.© Getty LISBON, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 20: Norwegian Pearl, a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line, sails on the TagusContinue reading “Norwegian cancels all Asia summer cruises amid coronavirus outbreak”

Is it safe to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak?

CNN.com The novel coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan, China, but it’s since spread to more than 30 countries across the world. Despite significant efforts to contain the virus, the number of cases outside Asia have shot up over the past week, with Italy currently experiencing the largest outbreak in Europe. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Angelo Borrelli,Continue reading “Is it safe to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak?”