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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Optimism Grows, Vaccines Key to Full Recovery

Optimism Grows, Vaccines Key to Full Recovery In Longwoods International’s latest tracking study of American travellers, eight in ten American travellers have travel plans during the next six months. This remains steady from the last wave conducted two weeks ago and is approaching pre-pandemic levels. Longwoods International said... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Carnival Extends Pause From The U.S. Through May 2021

Carnival Extends Pause From The U.S. Through May 2021 Carnival Cruise Line has notified booked guests and travel advisors that its pause in operations from U.S. ports has been extended through May 31, 2021. A date for the return of guest cruising operations from U.S. ports has not yet been determined. Earlier in February, Carnival began... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

Sandals Emerald Bay Reopens

Sandals Emerald Bay Reopens Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health and safety measures in place to guarantee travelers’ peace of mind through the Sandals Platinum... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, Resorts

New Testing Program Launched At Pearson

New Testing Program Launched At Pearson The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has unveiled details of a robust new COVID-19 PCR and antigen testing research program at Toronto Pearson. The program, which starts on March 1, is supported in part by funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Short Sailings From Royal Caribbean In 2022-2023

Short Sailings From Royal Caribbean In 2022-2023 Royal Caribbean International has unveiled all-new short Caribbean sailings that redefine what it means to “get away.” With more ships offering shorter and more frequent escapes in 2022-2023, the cruise line provides vacationers with the flexibility they need without sacrificing the... more ›
Posted in News

Windstar Postpones Return To Service To June

Windstar Postpones Return To Service To June Windstar Cruises is advising that it is postponing the resumption of its operations from May to June 2021. The cruise company said that it made the decision after “carefully assessing multiple factors impacting our timing to resume operations.” Those factors included information on... more ›
Posted in News

HAL Pauses All 2021 Departures To Or From Canadian Ports

HAL Pauses All 2021 Departures To Or From Canadian Ports As Holland America Line continues to review and assess its plans around the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the company is extending its pause of cruise operations to now include all sailings that depart from or conclude... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, West

A Question Of Solvency

ACTA Welcomes CRB, EI Extensions, But More Needed

A Question Of Solvency While ACTA is welcoming the CRB and EI program extension, the association’s primary concern and main focus of its lobbying and advocacy efforts is the solvency of travel agencies and travel agents. Earlier this month, the federal government announced that it was extending the CRB program... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

2021: It’s Going To Be Tougher Than Expected

IATA Reports Cash Burn Continues, Urgent Preparations for Restart Needed

2021: It’s Going To Be Tougher Than Expected Cash negative throughout 2021. That’s the bottom line in a newly released analysis by IATA of the airline industry’s expectations for the coming 12 months. Back in November 2020, IATA’s analysis had indicated that airlines would turn cash positive in the fourth quarter of 2021;... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Brand USA Set To Connect With The Trade

Brand USA Set To Connect With The Trade Brand USA will be hosting four days of One-to-One Business Meetings for tour operators in Canada and other key markets around the world beginning Mon., March 15 and continuing to Thurs., March 18, 2021. Over the four days, international tour operators and U.S. travel partners will have the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents
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