The Past And Future of International Gaycationing!
To kick-off our weekly Safe Travel Series we wanted to take a look back to the beginnings of the outbreak and what it’s effect on travelers told us about mega tourist-trap destinations like resort hotels and cruise ships. While highlighting a safer and extraordinary alternative to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime in a Caribbean reopening to US travel!
This first article, featured in the June/July issue of GQ tells the story of the Diamond Princess. An 18 story city-ship of an ocean liner with a total capacity of 3,770 passengers and crew in an environment designed to pack passengers in and then entertain them with communal activities. She set sail January 20 from Okahama Japan at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. By February 4th, the virus raged throughout the world and the ship with its 3,666 souls remained quarantined off Tokyo Bay . The story of the Diamond Princess taught all of us at OUT LUXURY SAILING that bulk tourist traps such as cruise ships and resort hotels were now a thing of the past and that it was time for a major shift in the industry.
- Inside The Nightmare Voyage Of The Diamond Princess; GQ Jun/Jul 20; Dough Bock Clark
In this article, the travel guide website AFAR.com provides a country-by-country guide to which islands are welcoming back international travelers—plus the new rules that aim to keep both visitors and locals safe from COVID-19. OLSA offers our private full-yacht reservations/adventures throughout MANY of the destinations listed in this continually developing article; so while you may not yet be ready for your escape just now, this article and our incredibly talented Travel Gurus are always ready to provide you with the most up to date information. Creating the trip of your dreams, in a responsible and SAFE enviroment!
- Guide To Caribbean Travel; AFAR.com; Aug 20; Lyndsey Matthews
Come back next week for our next post of the Travel Safe Series.