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Monthly Archives: November 2020

The Great Polar Bear Adventure

“I Hosted A Group Trip During COVID-19”

The Great Polar Bear Adventure Witnessing polar bears in the wild is one of the awesome bucket list experiences Canada has to offer. Travel advisor Leah Holt of Go Travel with Leah gives a firsthand account of booking a group trip to Churchill, Man. and the memorable adventure that unfolded. "As one saying goes, 'When... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Air Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart Team Up On Testing

Air Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart Team Up On Testing Air Canada is teaming up with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide Air Canada customers with the opportunity to take a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to comply with international travel requirements. Beginning Dec. 7, eligible Air Canada customers can book and purchase a COVID-19 test... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Sandals Wins Big

Sandals Wins Big Sandals Resorts International (SRI) received four awards at last weeks 27th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final. Sandals Resorts International was named World's Leading All-Inclusive Company for the 25th consecutive year, setting the bar as an industry leader in the all-inclusive... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts

Canada Extends Its Travel Restrictions

Canada Extends Its Travel Restrictions Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair and Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu announced that Canada is extending the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all travellers seeking entry into Canada from a country other than the US, until Jan. 21,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

It’s An App From RIU

It’s An App From RIU RIU Hotels & Resorts is taking a big step forward in technology with the launch of its new app. This application stays by the customer’s side throughout the holiday, from booking right through to the stay in the hotel, and it also offers direct access to all the benefits of the Riu... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, Resorts, Technology

Praise For WTM Virtual

Praise For WTM Virtual It may have been virtual, but WTM 2020 is getting rave reviews. Tourist boards from destinations as diverse as Andalucia, the Caribbean, Slovenia and Israel have hailed the new format of WTM Virtual, describing it as “productive” and “brilliant”. Destinations praised the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

TRS Cap Cana To Open In December

TRS Cap Cana To Open In December Following successful reopenings in Mexico and the Caribbean, Palladium Hotel Group will resume operations in the Dominican Republic this December with the reopening of TRS Cap Cana Hotel. The property, located in Punta Cana, is set to reopen on Dec. 4, just in time for the holidays. The... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, Resorts

Reaching The Summit

ACTA’s Virtual Event Looks To The Future

Reaching The Summit In his keynote address to the virtual audience at ACTA’s Travel Industry Summit held in mid-November, G Adventures founder, Bruce Poon Tip said that COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for both the travel industry and the planet. Who would have thought we’d be where we are today, Poon... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Time To Pay Up

Agency Owners Urged To Renew Their ACTA Membership Now

Time To Pay Up Times are tough. Agencies are hanging on. And the bills keep coming. Despite all of these things, tripcentral.ca’s president Richard Vanderlubbe is sending a message to other agency owners that everyone needs to renew their ACTA memberships. Vanderlubbe writes: “We’re all hammered... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Tremblant Launches 2020-2021 Ski Season

Tremblant Launches 2020-2021 Ski Season Tremblant has officially opened its 2020-2021 ski season. No fewer than 11 summit-to-base trails are open on the North and South Sides and 6 lifts are in operation for skiers here to appreciate the work of several teams tasked with sprucing up the mountain to offer enough skiable terrain... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations
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