On June 21, 2020, senior editor Robert Silk sat, disconnected, from sunup to sundown in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree National Park. The exercise was a spiritual one, but Silk also likes to say that desert sitting is the model of a socially distant outdoor endurance activity during the age of Covid-19.
"Grateful -- Open Soon" is one of the TV spots that will begin in June in some markets.
The Travel Weekly events team reached out to a few travel industry executives and created a video thanking travel advisors for all their hard work during the coronavirus crisis.
Adolfo Perez, Carnival's senior vice president of global sales and marketing of Carnival Cruise Line, introduces a video about Covid-related health and safety procedures for passengers and crew. "This video is a great tool that you can share with your clients to help reassure them that cruising is still a great and safe vacation option," he said.
"Working together, I'm very confident we'll continue to deliver great vacations to millions of people," Micky Arison said.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. CEO Richard Fain directly addressed advisors in a message about the coronavirus and its impact on the travel business. "This is a tough time, a really tough time, and all of us know it because all of us are going through it together," he said, adding, "while the virus is something to be taken seriously, it's not a cause for panic. Not in a personal sense, and not in a business sense, either."
What happens if we’re about to crash into a mountain? (Just wondering.)