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Monthly Archives: January 2021

DWHSA Urges Quick Action On Testing Rules

Advisors Need Information ASAP To Keep 2021 Sales Momentum Going

DWHSA Urges Quick Action On Testing Rules The Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Association (DWHSA) is making it clear that travel advisors who sell destination weddings, honeymoons, and all types of romantic getaways need immediate information and support from suppliers and tourism offices in light of new U.S. and Canadian... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

COVID PCR Testing Partnerships Offered In Canada

Chronomics Launches Program Designed To Support Travel Trade

COVID PCR Testing Partnerships Offered In Canada UK-based Chronomics, Ltd. has launched an ‘industry-first program’ to assist traveller safety and support the ongoing viability of the travel trade through the introduction of commercial partnerships for wholesale and retail partners engaged in the sale of its innovative, UK... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

TDC Welcomes New Members

TDC Welcomes New Members Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) welcomed eight new affiliated agencies to its network in Quebec last December. Kimberley Wood, national director, franchise and affiliate members for TDC, emphasized that "it's not just eight new agencies that are joining our network, but solid entrepreneurs... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Riviera Nayarit Helps Travellers Get Required Tests

Riviera Nayarit Helps Travellers Get Required Tests Following the introduction of new testing requirements for Canadian and U.S. travellers, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau is helping travellers by offering testing at three prestigious hospitals, as well as local laboratories and clinics in the region. Hospital Joya,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News

Scenic Canada Gears Up With WAVE Offers

Scenic Canada Gears Up With WAVE Offers Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours Canada is gearing up to welcome its guests back to travel with a slew of special pricings and perks for the 2021 and 2022 river and ocean sailing seasons. The offers range from savings of 10% to 20% off cruise fares when a booking is paid in full early as... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Specials

Celestyal Cruises’ 2021 Season Sets Sail April 24

Celestyal Cruises’ 2021 Season Sets Sail April 24 Due to continued international travel restrictions and port closures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Celestyal Cruises has announced that the 2021 season will begin April 24 with the seven-night Idyllic Aegean itinerary. Originally, Celestyal had planned to start its season in... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

Martin Retiring From WestJet

Martin Retiring From WestJet Captain Jeff Martin, executive vice-president and chief operating officer for WestJet is retiring effective Feb.26, 2021. Martin will be returning to the U.S. to be with his family. Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, said: “We are very grateful for all that Jeff has done for our... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, COVID-19

Industry Pushes Back On Possible BC Travel Ban

Industry Pushes Back On Possible BC Travel Ban The British Columbia tourism industry says that a ban on inter-provincial, non-essential travel not only goes against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it would also further cripple a sector that is barely hanging on by a thread. Responding to Premier John Horgan’s statement last... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

AC Resuming Boeing 737 MAX Operations On Feb. 1

AC Resuming Boeing 737 MAX Operations On Feb. 1 Air Canada has confirmed that following Transport Canada’s (TC) Airworthiness Directive and January 20, 2021 lifting of the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the aircraft ungrounding by regulatory bodies worldwide, along with its own independent assessments of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Saint Lucia Offers Travellers Multiple Test Options

Saint Lucia Offers Travellers Multiple Test Options Responding to the Canadian, United States and United Kingdom, governments’ requirements of a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test for airline passengers, Saint Lucia is set to meet the demand for on-island Covid-19 testing and processing; with select hotels offering complimentary testing for... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News
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