Those with “qualified life-or-death” emergencies will still be able to apply, but the State Department is no longer taking new applications as the impact of COVID-19 continues.
The $249 billion program is open to any business with 500 employees or fewer as well as independent contractors and the self-employed.
The longtime Collette CEO is confident travel will be back.
Despite a push from the world's most prominent airline association, the DOT is reminding airlines that their "obligation to refund passengers for cancelled or significantly delayed flights remains unchanged.”
According to Holland America, there are nearly 1,200 guests onboard who are fit for travel per CDC guidelines and all guests would be transferred straight from their ships to charter flights home.
The news brings an end to a long journey for both crew and guests.
Revised plans for TMR's Travel MarketPlace East will be announced shortly.
Agency owners, travel advisors, and independent contractors all have options available.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has extended its voluntarily suspension of sailings for all of its brands—NCL, Regent, and Oceania—through May 10 as part of the global efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
The policy will now be available for existing and new bookings on all of Royal’s brands—RCI, Celebrity, and Azamara—through Sept. 1, 2020.