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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Celebrity Takes Virtual Delivery of Apex

Celebrity Takes Virtual Delivery of Apex In what may be the first virtual delivery of a cruise ship, Celebrity Cruises executives accepted official command of Celebrity Apex Friday (March 27), the second ship in the line’s highly acclaimed Edge Series, via video conference with officials from Chantiers de l'Atlantique... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News

ACTA Seeing Results From Lobbying Campaign

ACTA Seeing Results From Lobbying Campaign Good news is somewhat hard to find these days, but ACTA says that it has been buoyed by the results it is seeing from its extensive lobbying efforts with all levels of government across the country and around the world. As well, ACTA has seen good results from its newly launched letter... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

European Airlines: Urgent Government Support Required

European Airlines: Urgent Government Support Required The International Air Transport Association (IATA) strengthened its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines. The latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is US$76B and passenger demand (measured in Revenue Passenger... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Grand Bahama: Put It On The Bucket List

Grand Bahama: Put It On The Bucket List The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately made it impossible to travel right now. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop dreaming, to stop plotting a big comeback adventure. Although it may feel like a long ways away, eventually coronavirus will be a distant memory, and when... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Vouchers, Credits Are An Appropriate Approach: CTA

Vouchers, Credits Are An Appropriate Approach: CTA With major disruptions in both domestic and international air travel as a result of the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) advises that for flight disruptions that are outside an airline's control, the Canada Transportation Act and Air Passenger Protection... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

International Tourism Arrivals Could Fall by 20-30%

International Tourism Arrivals Could Fall by 20-30% The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism. Taking into account the unparalleled introduction of travel restrictions across the world, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism expects that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

COVID-19 Update: Transat, Hola Sun and More

COVID-19 Update: Transat, Hola Sun and More   Transat to Operate Special El Salvador, Guatemala Flights Air Transat has announced the deployment of two special flights over the next few days to return Canadians stranded in El Salvador and Guatemala back home. These flights, operated in collaboration with the Government of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, News, Resorts

Poseidon Suspends March, April Cruises

Poseidon Suspends March, April Cruises Poseidon Expeditions has suspended cruise operations aboard its 114-passenger expedition vessel Sea Spirit for the balance of March and April. Postponed until 2021 are a sub-charter in the mid-Atlantic and a cruise along the coastline of Portugal, Spain and France. All sales and reservation... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

Ensemble To Temporarily Reduce Workforce

Ensemble To Temporarily Reduce Workforce As a result of the complete disruption to the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ensemble Travel Group has announced plans to reduce its workforce temporarily by approximately 50%. This includes employees in both Canada and the US. “This is perhaps one of the most difficult... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Air Canada Foundation Works With Second Harvest

Air Canada Foundation Works With Second Harvest Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation are working with Canadian food rescue organization Second Harvest's FoodRescue.ca to redistribute fresh food items from Air Canada's in-flight kitchens as the airline begins suspending the majority of its international and US transborder flights as a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News
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