Sandals offers online stream of weddings

Sandals and Beaches Resorts has unveiled a free live stream service so family and friends can watch wedding ceremonies online. It is available at all 18 resorts in the Caribbean and applies to couples who book a destination wedding or ReTie the Knot ceremony between September 15 and December 31.


Rock unveils Covid insurance for trips against FCO advice

Rock Insurance Group has updated its travel insurance policy to provide cover for customers travelling against FCO advice. Updated policies cover Covid-

related issues pre-departure and in destinations that are not on the government’s ‘safe list’. Exclusions remain for other reasons, such as natural disasters and civil unrest. Customers are covered if they

test positive for coronavirus within 14 days before their holiday, if they are hospitalised within 28 days of their holiday or if they are not allowed to board their flight as a result of a positive test or raised temperature. During a trip, customers are

covered if their hotel needs to close as a result of coronavirus, if they catch the virus while abroad and require medical treatment or if they incur additional accommodation or travel costs. Policies can be cancelled if a

client’s local area enters lockdown within 14 days of purchase. Rock said the policy aimed

to support the travel trade by bolstering consumer confidence. CRUISE

AmaWaterways adds 11 no-fly itineraries using rail from UK

Samantha Mayling

AmaWaterways has expanded its no-fly river cruise offering for 2021, with 11 itineraries now offered with rail connections from the UK. The additions mean guests who want to travel by

train can choose from 15 cruises on the Rhine, Moselle, French rivers, and Dutch and Belgian waterways. Itineraries added to the no-fly programme are

Captivating Rhine, from Amsterdam to Basel; Impressions of the Seine and Paris, from Paris to Le Havre; and Essence of Burgundy and Provence, from Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles. AmaWaterways is also offering free standard-class

return rail travel for selected 2021 departures booked by September 30. Overseas private return transfers from train stations to vessels are included.

Holland America Line targets 2021 Europe sales with free flights offer

Holland America Line is offering free flights and transfers on selected May to October 2021 northern Europe

and Mediterranean sailings on Nieuw Statendam, Westerdam, Zuiderdam and Rotterdam until October 31 2020. The promotion can be combined with HAL’s ‘Save Now, Cruise Later: Have it All’ deal, which includes free drinks, tips, speciality dining, lower deposits and Wi-Fi.

Jamie Loizou, UK managing director, said: “We have

seen huge uplift in demand for no-fly options in 2021. Rail access to the continent is quick and easy, and with direct trains to many of our departure points, getting to your ship has never been easier. “Our free rail and private transfers promotion

ensures it is not only convenient but offers great value for money too.” The no-fly programme starts at £2,104 for a seven-night Tulip Time itinerary from Amsterdam

including free rail travel and overseas transfers, based on AmaSiena’s departure on March 18, 2021. New no-fly itineraries include the Rhine Castles &

Swiss Alps cruise, departing on November 16, 2021, on AmaLucia. Prices start from £2,335 including free rail

travel and overseas transfers.


Cuisine, nature and experiences:

Visit Jersey runs themed webinars Visit Jersey is to host three agent training webinars over the next few weeks to help the trade book holidays in the shoulder season. The themed webinars are ‘Culinary delights of Jersey’ on September 16, ‘Natural Jersey’ on September 30 and ‘Magical Jersey experiences’ on October 14. All take place at 3.30pm and last 30 minutes. To take part, register at:

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