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Monthly Archives: September 2020

You’re Invited To The Agents’ Choice Awards Virtual Gala

You’re Invited To The Agents’ Choice Awards Virtual Gala We’re taking the Agents’ Choice Awards gala virtual and everyone’s invited! Join Baxter Media on Thursday, October 1 for the Agents' Choice Awards Virtual Gala presented by Manulife and WestJet. The entire Canadian travel industry is invited to spend the afternoon with gala host,... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, COVID-19, Events, News

CHHB Urges Government To Extend CEWS

New Coalition Warns Of Widespread Bankruptcies Without Wage Subsidy

CHHB Urges Government To Extend CEWS A newly formed coalition representing people with a stake in this country's ailing tourism trade is calling on Ottawa to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy well into next year, warning that if the federal government goes ahead with its planned phase-out of the subsidy, widespread travel... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, West

Americans Feel Safe Travelling This Fall

Americans Feel Safe Travelling This Fall The latest tracking study of US travel sentiments by Longwoods International reports that half of American travellers feel safe to travel this fall season. It is also reporting that two thirds of those who plan to travel will be visiting friends and relatives, while 58% plan on a road trip... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Pivot Partners With Waterloo International Airport

Pivot Partners With Waterloo International Airport Pivot Airlines has entered a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport to provide scheduled domestic air service to Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal. The carrier indicated that it is excited to form a true partnership with the Region of Waterloo International... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Going Domestic

UNWTO Points To Tourism Recovery Opportunities At Home

Going Domestic With domestic tourism set to return faster than international travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released Understanding Domestic Tourism and Seizing its Opportunities, highlighting the fact that UNWTO data shows that in 2018, around 9 billion domestic tourism trips were... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

ACV Adds Cunard To Its Cruise Portfolio

ACV Adds Cunard To Its Cruise Portfolio Air Canada Vacations has teamed up with Cunard Line to offer more options to cruise lovers. Travellers may choose from cruise vacations with Cunard Line on a variety of 2021 and 2022 event voyages, signature Transatlantic Crossings, Alaska, Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Technology

Get Ready To Zoom In On Israel

Get Ready To Zoom In On Israel The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is hosting its first-ever virtual trade show, “Zoom in on Israel,” for Canadian travel advisors on Sept. 22 from 1pm to 3 p.m. The roundtable event will take place via Zoom and will feature Israel’s top travel industry professionals as they share... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

TTAND Stays Fit For Kids

TTAND Stays Fit For Kids Advisors and employees of the Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) just completed an 8-week FIT TRIP fitness challenge campaign that not only helped them keep in shape, it also raised funds for Pencils for Kids. Flemming Friisdahl, founder of TTAND, said: “During these very tough times in the... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Contests, COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents

BC Saving Beaches And Small Ship Tourism

BC Saving Beaches And Small Ship Tourism In mid-August, a fleet of tourism ships began an unprecedented, six-week expedition to the Great Bear Rainforest’s outer coast as part of the Marine Debris Removal Initiative (MDRI), a project funded by the provincial Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy. With the blessing... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Looking To The Future

Travel Courier Talks With Collette, Royal Irish, G Adventures And CIT Tours

Looking To The Future Six months into the global pandemic, Travel Courier chats with Collette, Royal Irish Tours, G Adventures and CIT Tours to get a sense of how business is going, what’s going to sell well and how they’re handling bookings across various stages of operations. For the first time since the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents
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