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How To Help

We invite you to join ASTA in helping us support those affected by this disaster. Tourism Cares just launched the Destination Disaster Recovery Fund  to support the recovery of hard-hit, vulnerable communities. 

Recovery funds have also been set up for a number of Caribbean islands. While this is not a comprehensive list, donations can be made to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

TRAVEL GUIDELINES

For those in or travelling to the state of Florida, Visit Florida has published a set of current travel safety information guidelines.

For those in or travelling to the state of Texas, Texas Tourism has released a set of safety guidelines and resources.

For those traveling to and from the Fla-Keys please refer to fla-keys.com as well aswww.monroecountyem.com and the Monroe County Website at www.monroecounty-fl.gov.

CRUISE LINE ITINERARY UPDATES

As a result of damage caused by Hurricane Irma, many of ASTA’s Proud Partners have been required to cancel sailings or modified itineraries. For up to date status information, please visit the travel alert links for each cruise line below.

                                                                           

                

TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERAGE ALERTS

Several of ASTA’s Proud Partners have issued specific coverage updates pertaining to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. For up to date status information, please visit the coverage alert links for each of our insurance partners below.

                                                                                

ASSISTANCE FROM THE AGENCY COMMUNITY

ASTA Volunteer Responders  are ASTA members who have offered their services to help travelers in times of crisis. If you’re in need of specialized travel support in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, please contact one of these agents who are willing to immediately assist consumers with travel plans and emergency logistical support.


 LINKS:

https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/coverage-alerts/coverage-hurricane.htm

https://www.travelinsured.com/news-resources/current-events

https://www.carnival.com/travel-alerts.aspx

https://www.ncl.com/press-releases/hurricane-irma-update

https://www.celebritycruises.com/travel-alert

https://www.hollandamerica.com/pageByName/Simple.action?requestPage=Support&himage=no

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/beforeyouboard/itineraryUpdates.do?cS=NAVBAR&pnav=3&snav=10

http://www.cunard.com/caribbeanupdate/

https://www.princess.com/news/notices_and_agenties/Hurricane-Irma-Communication.html

http://www.travelsense.org/Consumer/VolunteerSpecialists.cfm?specialty=AVORS

http://www.cdema.org/

 

ABOUT ASTA
Rebranded in 2018 as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel advisors, the travel industry and the traveling public. Its members represent 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel. Together with hundreds of internationally-based members, ASTA’s history of industry advocacy traces back to its founding in 1931 when it launched with the mission to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. For more information about the Society, visit ASTA.org. Consumers can connect with an ASTA travel advisor at TravelSense.org.

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