Porter Airlines will be extending its temporary suspension of all flights due to COVID-19 by four weeks until June 29.
The airline stopped flying on March 21, as travel restrictions and public health measures were increasing in North America.
Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter... more ›
With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to halt the global tourism industry, local communities that rely on tourism for income are being severely impacted.
Working with some of the most impoverished communities in the world, Planeterra, G Adventures’ non-profit partner, is releasing... more ›
Re-arranging Agency Offices To Maintain Social Distancing
This week, TraveLaw Online responds 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.
Today, travel law experts, Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier,... more ›
Pandemic’s Impact on Future U.S. Travel by Americans Persists
According to its latest tracking study, Longwoods International reports that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. travel industry continues to be very negative near term.
It found that 82% of American travellers are changing their travel plans for the next six months because of... more ›
ACTA Launches New Letter Writing, Tweet Campaign
ACTA is launching a new letter writing campaign that addresses once again, its “ask” of government for specific aid for the travel agency sector.
Wendy Paradis, president of ACTA, said: “The government has told us that it is their priority to get financial aid into the hands of as many... more ›
Survey Finds Almost Half of BC Businesses Not Confident Of Re-opening
The latest pulse check survey – conducted by the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, and the Business Council of British Columbia – revealed the depth of concern that businesses have over the prospect of re-opening should the COVID-19 pandemic continue for the... more ›
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd has extended its suspension of its global cruises to include voyages embarking between May 11 and June 30, 2020 for its three cruise brands.
Those brands include Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The extended... more ›
Based on its own research, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says that the number of job losses due to COVID-19 have increased by over 30% in the last four weeks, growing to an estimated 100 million job losses in the travel and tourism sector.
The WTTC has alerted G20 tourism... more ›
Association Offers Recovery Scenarios For Asia Pacific Arrivals
In newly updated forecasts, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) indicates that the most likely scenario for international visitor arrivals into and across Asia Pacific in 2020 is that visitor numbers are likely to reduce by 32% year-on-year. PATA says that taking into account the... more ›
Those Who Stay Client-Connected Will Come Out Stronger
GlobalData says that travel agents who maintain an emotional connection with consumers through the pandemic will emerge stronger post COVID-19.
The data and analytics company points out that travel brands hold an emotional attachment with their consumers but those that can introduce simple... more ›