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Travel Planning? Let It Start With Trust.



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Imagine yourself standing in front of a tall door marked “Trust”. On the other side lies your next destination or “last hoorah” summer vacation. For many, passing through that door means having the confidence that your family will remain safe and healthy before and after the trip. That is why I would like to highlight The Apple Leisure Group (ALG Vacations™) which some travelers may want to explore further.


ALG Vacations™ has done research that determined that health and safety is the most valued factor of travelers choosing a vacation. The company has always had a high standard for health and safety practices, but due to COVID-19, they have gone above expectations to institute their TripTrust™ initiative. ALG Vacations™ has made it easy for travel agents to identify accommodations that meet specific health and safety standards to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The company has badged its hotels and resorts with the TripTrust™ logo in travel agent online portals. The logo indicates that these properties have self-certified that they have taken measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These properties self-certify compliance with the guidelines of government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The World Health Organization and/or private companies that specialize in sanitation. ALG Vacations™ has identified more than 2000 properties taking necessary steps to provide a healthy vacation environment.


For your convenience, I have highlighted several of the major hotels and resorts that have earned the TripTrust™ badge according to ALG Vacations™:


AM Resorts Collection

RIU Hotels & Resorts

AIC Hotel Group

Bahia Principe Hotels& Resorts

Barceló Hotel Group

Be Live Hotels & Resorts

Blue Diamond Resorts

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts

La Colección by Fiest Americana

Meliã Hotels


Ultimately it is your decision on whether to travel or not. Keep in mind that your vacation can be impacted by social distancing requirements, health screenings and self-quarantine requirements. I believe that travelers are hoping for the best during this time of uncertainty. Be wise when choosing your accommodations and travel safely.


-Jerry Ellis, Jr.


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