As hurricane season churns on, cancellation policies keep rolling in

The list of suppliers offering hurricane cancellation policy continues to grow as the hurricane season begins in earnest -- August and September are traditionally the peak hurricane months.

The latest additions:

" The Reef Resort on Grand Cayman offers a new guest-focused policy permitting travelers to cancel a reservation within 48 hours of arriving on the island. The cancellation policy, which allows guests to rebook without penalty or pay a fee for one nights stay, is valid through Nov. 30. For details, view the policy on the Reservations page at

" Marriott Internationals Caribbean Travel Interruption Promise is in effect at 16 resorts in nine Caribbean and Mexican beach destinations through Nov. 30. The resorts are in Aruba, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Mexico (Cancun and Puerto Vallarta), Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago. The policy applies to a hurricane as defined and validated by the U.S. National Weather Services National Hurricane Center. The specific details of the Caribbean Travel Interruption Promise can be viewed at

" And in the non-resort category, Digicel, which provides mobile phone service throughout much of the Caribbean, now provides hurricane alerts, tracking maps, public safety information and supplies to many of its customers. Digicels hurricane preparedness efforts are taking place across its 20 Caribbean markets. Some examples include:

Digicel Cayman Islands has increased its network capacity and upgraded backup systems throughout the three-island network; Digicel Barbados, meanwhile, has provided hurricane packs containing flashlights, car battery chargers and recharge cards to its customers and donated phones and call time to the Barbados Disaster Preparedness Office. And on Jamaica, Digicel facilitated equipping the weather, rainfall and meteorological stations at the Jamaica Metereological Services headquarters.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].

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