A Disney cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Punta Langosta pier of Cozumel carrying Mexican passengers who will leave the island and be flown back to their places of origin, according to Riviera Maya News. Cozumel mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis announced on Thursday, the Disney Fantasy cruise ship will arrive at the Punta Langosta pier with 68 Mexican passengers, 15 of whom are from Quintana Roo.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector, according to ITCM. The measures have been designed to rebuild confidence among consumers so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted.
Fast Company: Weiss’s Twitter thread sparked outrage and debate around the dreaded middle seat, which already had very few fans, even before the global pandemic. Weiss wrote that he had received an email from United saying middle seats were supposed to be blocked in an effort to ensure the safety of travelers during the pandemic. Clearly they were not.
Disney has been disproportionally roughed up by shutdowns due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Its parks, cruise line and touring shows have been unable to operate, and movie theater closures have also crushed the company’s revenue, resulting in furloughs at the company, according to The Wrap.
“We’re not reopening based on science,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re reopening based on politics, ideology and public pressure. And I think it’s going to end badly.”
Covid-19 isn’t going away soon. Two recent studies mapped out the possible shapes of its trajectory, according to the New York Times.
“History has shown that marketing is an essential part of the economy and it will be critical to recovery efforts after this crisis. Perhaps now more than ever, after a decade of vast change in the industry, marketers are prepared to deliver one of the most sophisticated turnaround efforts we’ve ever seen.”
— Mark Penn, chairman and CEO of MDC Partners and the Stagwell Group, on Fox Business.
The travel and leisure industry is on its back. But at some point, it will return and travelers, however reluctantly, will trickle back. What will that world look like, and how much will it cost? For answers, we turned to inveterate traveler Lewis Walker, a financial planning and investment strategist at Capital Insight Group in Peachtree Corners, Ga., writes Forbes.
The CEOs of major companies like Disney, Columbia, Comcast, and General Electric have taken pay cuts to offset COVID-19 losses, according to World Atlas.