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Monthly Archives: April 2020

IATA Renews Call For Urgent Action For Aviation

IATA Renews Call For Urgent Action For Aviation IATA continues to call on regulators to take urgent action to help civil aviation operate seamlessly and safely between states during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to help facilitate the restart when the virus is contained. The global airline industry association is asking states to: ... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

Webinar Tomorrow: Explore Cayman Islands

Webinar Tomorrow: Explore Cayman Islands Join your host Tammy Van Zyl of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism for a free webinar tomorrow at 1pm EST to learn what sets the Cayman Islands apart from other Caribbean destinations. Discover the world-renowned culinary scene, superior scuba diving and snorkeling, and diverse range... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, Travel Agent Education

Air France, KLM Maintain Canadian Flights

Air France, KLM Maintain Canadian Flights The Air France KLM Group reports that it’s continuing to operate flights to Canada from both the Netherlands and France. Currently, it’s serving Canada 7 times a week – 3 flights to Montreal with Air France and 4 flights to Toronto with KLM. The flights are open to passengers and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Israel Plans Gradual Reopening

Israel Plans Gradual Reopening The Israel Ministry of Tourism said that it’s beginning to take steps to plan the reopening of its domestic tourism sector. During a special meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to discuss the return of the tourism industry to activity, it was agreed that on Sunday, May... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News

HKTB Envisions A Brand New Tourism Landscape For The Future

Hygiene, Short-Haul, Wellness Will Be The Defining Trends

HKTB Envisions A Brand New Tourism Landscape For The Future In a web conference late last week, top officials of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) provided the travel trade with an update on tourism development, along with introducing the HKTB’s strategic framework of recovery plan. Observing that COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Patrick Luciani, TravelOnly Founder Passes Away

Patrick Luciani, TravelOnly Founder Passes Away The industry has lost a man who has been one of the pioneers of the home-based travel industry. Patrick Luciani, founder of TravelOnly passed away on Sunday. From all of us hear at Baxter Media, we’d like to extend our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Luciani... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents

Breaking The Rules

How To Respond When An Employee Ignores COVID-19 Protocols

Breaking The Rules This week, TraveLaw Online is responding to travel agents’ questions about the workplace and the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee which have become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the second question in this three-part Q&A, with... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Sunwing Will Use CEWS To Bring Back Staff

Sunwing Will Use CEWS To Bring Back Staff Sunwing Travel Group is bringing 1,800 employees back onto its payroll through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program. The move provides Sunwing’s Canada-based employees with additional financial support for the duration of the wage subsidy’s term. Stephen Hunter, CEO of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators

Sandals, Agents Say Thanks To Healthcare Workers

Sandals, Agents Say Thanks To Healthcare Workers Sandals Resorts joined forces with a group of six travel agents from the Greater Toronto Area to spread some Caribbean vibes and express their thanks to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic on April 25. With the sound of Bob Marley blaring from their radios, a convoy of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Travel Agents

ACTA Wants Commercial Evictions Banned

ACTA Wants Commercial Evictions Banned ACTA is commending the federal government’s announcement that commercial rents would be eligible for relief as part of the new Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance –CECRA. Wendy Paradis, president of the association, said that: “Rent has been one of the most significant expense... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents
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