In a letter to industry partners, Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California, writes:
“As the green shoots of economic recovery sprout here and across the nation, California’s tourism industry eagerly awaits the chance to meet consumers’ palpable pent-up desires to hit... more ›
Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules.
It’s a concept that will be positively received by destinations in Portugal that are highly reliant on UK tourism such as the Algarve. In 2019, the UK was Portugal’s second largest source... more ›
Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor
In the final part of a three part series, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe writes about agents and the need to pay them properly for the services they provide to both their customers and their suppliers.
Vanderlubbe is nothing if not practical and one of the points that he makes this... more ›
Porter Airlines says it’s deferring its resumption of flights until July 29 – a month later than previously scheduled -- due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, explained: “We want to see our planes in the sky as soon as... more ›
Transat A.T. Inc. says that it has taken note of the European Commission's decision to open an in-depth (Phase 2) investigation to assess the proposed transaction with Air Canada.
Currently, Transat is studying the EC's decision in order to prepare the next steps in the process.
In a... more ›
ACTA has released results of a membership survey designed to gather information on travel agency access to the current government financial aid programs.
The association had been aware that some of its members hadn’t been successful in accessing the programs and results from the survey... more ›
Baxter Media is sending out a last call for agents to sign up for an important webinar tomorrow (May 27) at 12 p.m. (EST).
Join Barbara Dirnberger, VP Business Development for Airline Metrics as she moderates a thought provoking panel that includes Gavin Eccles, Consultant and Professor... more ›
VisitBritain is taking its flagship meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) event, MeetGB, virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event will now take place virtual on June 17 and June 23.
MeetGB Virtual, in partnership with MeetEngland, VisitScotland Business... more ›
Air Canada Vacations has launched new health and safety standards to provide customers with greater peace of mind through the various stages of travel.
As an extension of Air Canada CleanCare+, the new health and safety standards include the enhanced grooming of vacation transfer vehicles... more ›
Plus TravelBrands Earns Chairman’s Circle Honors In The US
While planning and booking group travel can be considered difficult, a new process from TravelBrands is making it a lot easier.
As of now, agents can block air seats through TravelBrands’ Access platform as opposed to via email and phone.
Frank DeMarinis, president & CEO,... more ›