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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Food For Thought From Fort Lauderdale

Food For Thought From Fort Lauderdale Here's some food for thought from Visit Lauderdale's Tracy Vaughan -- Fort Lauderdale is a great place to chow down. Vaughan told a Thursday Visit Lauderdale webinar promoting Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene and dubbed Tasty Travels that great dining awaits those visiting her destination,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

Bermuda Passes The Test

Bermuda Passes The Test Bermuda reports that it has sufficient testing capacity to meet the Centres for Disease Control & Protection’s new COVID-19 testing requirements for visitors leaving the country to go to the United States. Its Ministry of Health confirmed that its testing system provides easy access to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Canada’s Carriers Agree To Suspend Sun Flights

Government Introduces Hotel Quarantines, Stepped Up Testing

Canada’s Carriers Agree To Suspend Sun Flights Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this morning that Canada’s four major airlines – Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Transat – are “stepping up” and have agreed to suspend service to sun destinations immediately. The suspension covers the period of Jan. 31 to April 30. The... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

WestJet Provides Details Of Service Suspension

WestJet Provides Details Of Service Suspension Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s COVID-19 briefing today, the WestJet Group confirmed that it is temporarily ceasing international flying to 14 sun destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean in response to a request from the Canadian government. WestJet’s president and CEO, Ed... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

EU Set To Provide Slot Relief For Airlines

EU Set To Provide Slot Relief For Airlines The EU says that it’s preparing new temporary rules to help air carriers cope with the drastic decline in air traffic caused by the Coronavirus crisis and avoid operating empty flights. Ambassadors of member states have now agreed on a negotiating mandate for granting airlines relief... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

2020: Worst Year Ever For Tourism

UNWTO Reports 1 Billion Fewer International Arrivals In 2020

2020: Worst Year Ever For Tourism If there was any doubt, the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) latest data on international tourism arrivals, makes it crystal clear that the 2020 was the “worst year on record” for the tourism industry. UNWTO reports that international arrivals dropped by 74%, with... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

IATA Looks To Partner With Governments On Restart

IATA Looks To Partner With Governments On Restart IATA is calling on governments to partner with the air transport industry to devise plans to safely re-link people, business and economies when the COVID-19 epidemiological situation permits. The industry association indicated that a priority for this critical cooperation is acceleration of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

A Bleak Future Facing UK International Travel

A Bleak Future Facing UK International Travel According to GlobalData, international travel faces a bleak future in the United Kingdom with the government there announcing that outbound tourists will have to make a declaration proving their journey is for essential purposes. If successful, inbound UK residents will be faced with a... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Britain Implementing Hotel Quarantines

Britain Implementing Hotel Quarantines As the federal and provincial governments in Canada continue to look at new travel restrictions designed to keep Canadians at home, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that UK Nationals and residents returning from COVID-19 hotspots – including South Africa, Portugal and South... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News

Holland America Taking Care Of Agents

Holland America Taking Care Of Agents Holland America Line said that in appreciation of the loyalty and commitment of travel advisors, it is recommitted to honouring the commission tier each account earned in 2019 through the end of 2022. Michelle Sutter, vice president, North America Sales, said: “Holland America Line... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Cruise, Travel Agents
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