CBP Postpones Reopening of Trusted Traveler Programs Enrollment Centers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced last week to postpone the previously announced reopening of Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) Enrollment Centers until at least August 10, 2020 “to ensure the health and safety of program applicants.” The decision, CBP says, was made in consultation …

Puerto Vallarta Updates Status for Hotels, Airlines and Malecon

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has reopened with health and safety protocols in place for both local residents and businesses. The new standards helped the State of Jalisco obtain the World Travel & Tourism Council‘s (WTTC) “Safe Travels” stamp last week.  More than 45 hotels have reopened to visitors, and those …

AQSC Extends Suspension of Cruises for American Empress, Duchess

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), a Hornblower family company, is extending its temporary suspension of operations onboard American Empress through August 2, 2020 and American Duchess through August 16, 2020. AQSC is now contacting guests and travel advisors impacted by the extended suspensions to discuss available re-booking options and offer a …

Alaska Airlines will begin giving passengers a “yellow card” for violating its mask policy

Customers who don’t wear a mask will be given one warning before they issue a suspension. Alaska Airlines has announced that flight crews will begin handing out “yellow cards” to passengers who do not wear a face mask during flights. The yellow card is intended …