Travel insurance is the best way to handle H1N1-related trip cancellations, airlines say
The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued travel guidance asking Canadians sick with the H1N1 virus to postpone their travel plans — and has requested that airlines make it easier for travelers to re-book their flights. The airlines have responded by saying travel insurance is the best way to handle the re-booking of flights as a result of the H1N1 virus. "Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of the H1N1 flu virus," said Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones in a press release. "If you are sick, you should postpone your travel plans until you feel well enough to participate fully in all regular activities." The federal government also asked "travel companies, airlines, bus lines and others who operate public conveyances allowing Canadians to easily rebook their travel plans if they get sick." Thus far, however, Air Canada and WestJet Airlines reportedly say their re-booking procedures are already accommodating enough.
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Mexico hopes travel deals bring back the tourists PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — During a visit to San Diego in April, Pratik and Priti Chavda thought they'd slip over the border into Tijuana just to do a little shopping, have a quick meal and say they had made it to Mexico. But upon hearing the plan, staffers at their hotel sounded the alarm. "Swine flu! Drug cartels! Don't go!" Pratik Chavda, 32, recalls them warning.
Six months later, the Chicago couple have finally made it south of the border, where they're enjoying a meal of grilled shrimp with a panoramic view of a golden sunset. And they didn't even have to wait for a table. What started out as a gangbuster year, with international tourist arrivals up about 6% in the first quarter, came to a screeching halt in late April when Mexico became the first to report an outbreak of the H1N1 virus. The flu scare, coupled with news accounts of gruesome drug-related violence, caused visitors to stay away in droves. From April to June, tourist arrivals plummeted by more than 19% over the previous year.
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Turtle Nesting Season in Costa Rica in Front of Beachfront Villa, Offering Eco-Tourism Discount
Turtles nesting often occurs right at the beachfront doorstep of the Casa Oceano oceanfront villa in Costa Rica. The upcoming turtle nesting season promises to be a favorite with eco-travelers and families alike, especially with the nature traveler's discount available during the nesting season.
(PRWEB) June 28, 2010 -- Is a jungle beach setting and luxurious accommodations mutually exclusive? It is often thought that vacationers must choose between natural, ecological surroundings and luxurious accommodations, but at Casa Oceano beachfront villa in Costa Rica, the eco-traveler can experience both!
Take advantage of the upcoming turtle nesting season, starting now, but most active in September, October and November. Turtles often come up at night to nest on the beach directly in front of the Casa Oceano, and sometimes even during the day. Casa Oceano, a luxury beach rental villa, has six bedrooms, is directly on the beach and surrounded by jungle areas that are home to exotic, tropical wildlife. An oceanfront infinity pool provides unforgettable views and sunset colors and is just 10 steps from the sand.