Covid-19 is reporting, “The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) together with Carnival Corporation & plc will host the WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19. Set for July 23, this will be a virtual scientific summit focused on COVID-19 and the “new normal” for travel.

As the cruise lines continue push out the date to resume service, it’s important the the government and  cruise lines rapidly agree on steps to welcome passengers back!

“Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 23, the summit, which is open to the public, will share the latest scientific knowledge and evidence-based best practices related to prevention, detection, treatment and mitigation of COVID-19. The summit will feature global tourism leaders, WTTC members, government agencies, destination partners, trade and private businesses sharing the very latest science and medical evidence that can be used to inform practical, adaptable and science-based solutions for mitigating and living with COVID-19.

“I was excited when Arnold [Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation] approached me with this idea,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO. This event will be a powerful platform for harnessing the best thinking from across all fields of knowledge in the public and private sectors. The science of this virus is rapidly evolving and these real-time insights will be invaluable in helping us determine evidence-based protection and mitigation measures to combat COVID-19. They will also help drive global alignment and collaboration on the frontiers of science and policy, which is critical to the survival of this important sector. COVID-19 has had a crushing global socio-economic impact and is threatening the jobs of millions of people whose very livelihoods depend upon a thriving travel & tourism sector for their survival.”

The Cruise Genius at TRS Coral near Cancun

All-inclusive resorts in Cancun, Mexico, including Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres and TRS Coral have already established procedures to address Covid-19 issues. is reporting, “Palladium Hotel Group has just announced its new health-and-safety strategies to address the ongoing threat of the current COVID-19 pandemic. As people begin to travel again, Palladium wants its guests to continue enjoying the type of worry-free vacations they’ve come to expect from its brands.

The company has heeded the call to elevate its standards, incorporating new protocols and measures regarding safety, quality, health and hygiene. At its 48 hotels located across Europe and the Americas, Palladium aims to provide guests with safe, relaxing environments in which they feel just as protected and cared for as they would at home.”

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