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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Wait And See

Survey Finds Travellers Delaying Travel Plans Longer

Wait And See Results from the second wave of its Travel Intentions Pulse Survey (TIPS) by MMGY Travel Intelligence reveal that as the pandemic continues to have major impacts on our society, travel intent during the upcoming six months continues to decline, with intent to travel for leisure vacations... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

IATA Releases New AGM Dates, March Results

Air Travel Demand Dives As Travel Restrictions Take Hold

IATA Releases New AGM Dates, March Results Good news, bad news from IATA. The global airline industry association advised the dates for its rescheduled annual general meeting, moving it to November in Amsterdam, but it also reported passenger traffic demand results for March, revealing that government travel restrictions had taken hold,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

MSC Extends Fleet-wide Halt to July 10

MSC Extends Fleet-wide Halt to July 10 MSC Cruises has extended its fleet-wide halt through to July 10. Here in Canada, MSC Cruises Canada is offering guests affected by this measure a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount paid for their cancelled cruise plus an additional 25%... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

Travel Edge Unveils New Program To Support ICs

Travel Edge Unveils New Program To Support ICs Travel Edge has unveiled a new limited-time signing bonus program for Luxury Travel Advisors in order to support Independent Contractors (IC) during the challenging COVID-19 situation. It is seeking Luxury Travel Advisors who are looking to join a secure, stable, luxury travel company that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Bahamas Paradise Setting Sail June 13

Bahamas Paradise Setting Sail June 13 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has announced its sailings will resume onboard Grand Celebration on June 13 and onboard Grand Classica on July 10. “We appreciate the support of our valued guests, partners, regulatory agencies, staff, and crew during this challenging time,” said Oneil... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Specials

The Islands of Tahiti Hosting Agent Webinar

The Islands of Tahiti Hosting Agent Webinar Tahiti Tourisme Canada is offering travel advisors the chance to explore The Islands of Tahiti through a series of online trainings. While COVID-19 may have put things on hold for  the travel industry right now, Tahiti Tourisme is offering support by sharing product knowledge and dreams... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events

Guyana Makes History With Director Pick

Carla James First Indigenous Woman To Assume GTA DD Post

Guyana Makes History With Director Pick Carla James has been named director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and will assume her new responsibilities on May 1, 2020. James’ appointment is historic as she becomes the first indigenous woman to hold the director’s position. She succeeds the GTA’s current director, Brian... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

The Gaps Are Real

Canadian Tourism Industry Struggling With Liquidity

The Gaps Are Real TIAC president Charlotte Bell says any light at the end of the Canadian tourism industry tunnel is looking somewhat faint at the moment. Bell said during a Tuesday webinar that this is a "brutal time" for an industry struggling to cope with the fallout from coronavirus and a cash crunch is... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Barbados Looks “Beyond Summer” For Recovery

Barbados Looks “Beyond Summer” For Recovery Barbados tourism minister Kerrie Symmonds is cautioning that his country's tourist trade may not be in full swing again until winter. Symmonds said during a Tuesday webinar that much of the fate of Barbados' tourism industry lies in source markets, with the country's two main markets being... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Getting To Work During A Pandemic

Are Employers Responsible For Getting Employees To Work

Getting To Work During A Pandemic This week, TraveLaw Online has been responding to travel agents’ questions about the workplace and the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee -- something that has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, travel law experts, Doug Crozier and Tim... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Law
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