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 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 www.thereef.com.ky.
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 www.paradisebymarriott.com/news/promise.htm.
" 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
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
contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay
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