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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Uncertainty In Uncharted Waters

Iceland Uses Communication To Prepare For The Future

Uncertainty In Uncharted Waters How do destination marketing organizations and tourist boards promote their respective countries when travel comes to a standstill? They adjust and find new ways to drive engagement. In the aftermath of travel restrictions, Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, Head of Visit Iceland, says they... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Vision Reopening Its Agencies

Vision Reopening Its Agencies Vision is now in the process of reopening its leisure travel offices across Canada, with all 41 slated to open by the end of the summer. The announcement was made by Brian Robertson, president/Canada West Region for Direct Travel, who said that: “As local jurisdictions ease restrictions on... more ›
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Porter Restart Set For August 31

Porter Restart Set For August 31 In light of ongoing government travel restrictions, Porter Airlines has modified its return-to-service date. The carrier’s new restart date is now Aug. 31, instead of the previously-announced target of July 29. Michael Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines, said that: “Our ability... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Health Measures Enhanced With Transat’s Traveller Care

Health Measures Enhanced With Transat’s Traveller Care As it prepares to gradually resume operations on July 23, 2020, Transat is committed to providing a simple and safe travel experience at every step. To that end, the company is inviting travellers to familiarize themselves with the health and safety measures of its Traveller Care program,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Air Canada Introduces More Flexible Rebooking Options

Air Canada Introduces More Flexible Rebooking Options Air Canada says it is advancing its bio-safety measures by offering flexible rebooking options to Economy Class customers on flights that are close to capacity, introducing additional touchless processes at airports, and enhancing inflight service and amenities. Andrew Yiu, vice-president -... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Where Can Travel Take You

MMGY, Expedia, Adara And Sojern Launch Industry Support Campaign

Where Can Travel Take You MMGY has brought together Expedia Group Media Solutions, Sojern and ADARA to create a unifying campaign that maintains a consumer presence for the travel industry, shares a message of positivity and reminds American travellers of the real power of travel. The digital campaign, entitled Where... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Rediscover Canada With CanaDream RV

Rediscover Canada With CanaDream RV If conventional wisdom proves true – that Canadians will be staying at home and travelling locally or hyper locally – then CanaDream RV may well have a option that they’ll be interested in this summer. As provincial governments and local health authorities begin to ease restrictions... more ›
Posted in Car Rental, COVID-19, Destinations

Sharing The Key To Keeping Travellers Safe

Finland Uses Quiet Time To Offer Support To Its Partners In The Trade

Sharing The Key To Keeping Travellers Safe Heli Mende, Head of Visit Finland North America/Commercial Counsellor One of the biggest obstacles on the road to recovery for Heli Mende, Head of Visit Finland North America, will be overcoming the uncertainty amongst travellers around if and when it is safe to travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

We’re Good To Go

National Tourism Organizations Team Up On UK-wide Industry Standard

We’re Good To Go The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place. The... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Rebuilding Confidence

Industry Calls On Destinations To Create Health Certifications

Rebuilding Confidence Between May 11 and May 25, more than 900 tour operators and travel agency owners from the top tourism source markets participated in a global survey by Travel Consul, an international travel marketing alliance. The goal of this survey was to get a better understanding of the impact the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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