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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Destinations Easing Travel Restrictions

Destinations Easing Travel Restrictions The UNWTO reports that the responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease COVID-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality. According to the latest analysis from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), 40% of all... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Upfront Commissions From Intrepid

Upfront Commissions From Intrepid Intrepid Travel is launching a Commission Fast-Track offer for the month of August, which will provide $200 CAD/USD in upfront commissions to agents making a booking between Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, 2020 for trips departing between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2022. The offer is valid on Intrepid... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

WTTC Calls For Testing At Airports

Council Also Launches Insurance Guidelines For Industry

WTTC Calls For Testing At Airports The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling on governments around the world to implement comprehensive testing facilities at airports. Gloria Guevara, WTTC president & CEO said: “WTTC is calling upon Governments around the world to begin a substantial program of investment... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Insurance, News, Tourism Organizations

NCLH Extends Suspension Of Voyages

NCLH Extends Suspension Of Voyages Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. -- which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands – has announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include all voyages embarking between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

Israel, ACTA Partner Up

Israel, ACTA Partner Up The Israel Ministry of Tourism/IGTO Canada has signed a corporate partnership agreement with ACTA designed as a proactive initiative to begin the reopening of the international tourism industry and travel abroad, including travel to Israel from Canada. The Israel Ministry of Tourism was... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

A New Experience In Saint Lucia

Video Highlights Phase One, Reopening Of International Tourism

A New Experience In Saint Lucia Saint Lucia is reinforcing its mandatory travel protocol messaging with the launch of a new video that features on-island footage of the actual visitor travel experience. The new video highlights each step of the traveller’s Saint Lucia journey, from airport arrival, to local guidelines... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Thinking Outside The Box

Thinking Outside The Box In order to survive over the past few months, travel companies have adapted, made core business adjustments and found creative ways to move forward and drive future business in a responsible manner. This week, Travel Courier chats with Intrepid Travel, Air Canada and Globus family of brands... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Travel Standstill

UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Travel Standstill In newly released data, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reveals that up to May of this year, the cost of COVID-19 on international tourism was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations specialized agency has... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Welcome Back

Air Canada Vacations, Quintana Roo Team Up On Webinar

Welcome Back The Caribbean-fronting Mexican state of Quintana Roo says it's committed to welcoming tourists back to the hugely popular jurisdiction in a safe manner and then seeing them return home equally healthy. The Quintana Roo Tourism Board -- which represents the likes of Cancun, Playa del Carmen... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, Mexico, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

Recovery Delayed

IATA Releases Latest Global Passenger Forecast

Recovery Delayed In its latest global passenger forecast, IATA reports that the recovery in traffic has been slower than had been expected. The airline industry association’s latest base case scenario reveals that: Global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) will not return to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research