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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Future Doesn’t Look Nice For MICE

New Research Indicates International Business Arrivals Set To Fall By 35.3%

Future Doesn’t Look Nice For MICE According to GlobalData, meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism was one of the first types of tourism to be impacted by the global spread of COVID-19 and it could be one of the last to fully return as international business arrivals are projected to fall by 35.3% in... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, News, Trends & Research

“Devastating And Unprecedented Effects”

Air Canada Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results

“Devastating And Unprecedented Effects” Air Canada is reporting unrestricted liquidity of $9.120 billion at June 30, 2020, in line with Air Canada's expectations, compared to unrestricted liquidity of $7.380 billion at Dec. 31, 2019. Total revenues fell from $4.738 billion in the second quarter of 2019 to $527 million in the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

US Travel Calls For Significant, Meaningful Relief

Massive Q2 Economic Contraction Chills Industry

US Travel Calls For Significant, Meaningful Relief The U.S. Travel Association reacted yesterday to the news of the US GDP’s record plunge with the association’s executive vice-president for public affairs and policy, Tori Emerson Barnes observing: “This morning’s news (July 30) of a 32.9% Q2 contraction is evidence that this economy... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

A Turning Point For UK Agents

A Turning Point For UK Agents According to GlobalData, the decision by TUI to close 166 of its travel agencies in the UK “marks a turning point” for agents there. GlobalData’s Johanna Bonhill-Smith said that: “This move from TUI UK is unsurprising after the European travel giant already declared initiatives to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Getaway With ACV And Destination Greater Victoria 

Getaway With ACV And Destination Greater Victoria  Destination Greater Victoria and Air Canada Vacations are promoting Victoria as a great place for those who want to enjoy some urban life during their vacation and also as a suitable retreat for those eager to experience Mother Nature at the same time. A Thursday webinar saw Nicole Yamamoto... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

Ottawa Launches ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign

Ottawa Launches ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign Ottawa Tourism has launched a visitor incentive campaign called It’s On Us whereby visitors who book at least a two-night stay in Ottawa receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. Rooms must be booked before Sept. 30, 2020 for stays before Dec. 31, 2020 at more than 30 participating hotels. Visa... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Specials, Tourism Organizations

Travelport Launches Airline Health & Safety Tracker

Travelport Launches Airline Health & Safety Tracker Responding to the demand from both travellers and travel agents for information on airline health and safety measures, Travelport has launched the Travelport Airline Health & Safety Tracker. The tool, which is available free of charge to both Travelport customers and the wider... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Technology

Alaska Airlines Joining oneworld

Alaska Airlines Joining oneworld Alaska Airlines is joining oneworld, becoming the alliance’s 14th member airline and bringing even more destinations and flights to customers. Alaska Airlines is working with oneworld to deliver benefits to its guests as quickly as possible, with a hope of joining oneworld around the end... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

TAP Resuming 40% Of Flying In September

TAP Resuming 40% Of Flying In September TAP Air Portugal is expanding its flight schedule to 40% of its pre-COVID flying in September with some 700 weekly roundtrip flights on 76 routes, including 30 flights on eight routes from North America. In August, the airline will fly some 500 weekly roundtrips on 66 routes, including 20... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

We’re Up. We’re Running. We’re Open.

Jamaica’s Tourism Industry Gets Back On Track

We’re Up. We’re Running. We’re Open. The number of people visiting Jamaica is down but the director of the Jamaica Tourist Board says the same doesn't hold true for interest in the tropical island. Donovan White told a Wednesday webinar that Jamaican tourism authorities have "aggressively marketed" their country during the past... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations
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