Arrivals Plummet As UNWTO Calls For Stronger Coordination By Governments
As the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pummel global tourism in 2021, the UNWTO reports that there was an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals in January, compared to 2020.
And the UNWTO remains ‘cautious in its outlook for the rest of the year, while... more ›
TIAC Session Looks At Challenges With Travellers Return
Those eager to kickstart this country's tourist trade must do more than convince potential tourists that it's once again safe to hit the road, a March 30 TIAC webinar was told.
Joe Naaman of consulting firm Twenty31 wondered how those in tourism can “unscare” people who may be nervous... more ›
Air Canada Extends Aeroplan Elite Status, Provides Additional Flexibility
Air Canada is updating Aeroplan Elite Status members to let them know that it is ensuring their status remains in effect and to give them flexibility and certainty. The changes include the extension of current Elite Status until the end of 2022, in addition to a previous extension through 2021,... more ›
Royal Caribbean International is returning to the United Kingdom this summer, announcing that Anthem of the Seas will begin sailing from Southampton, England as early as July 7.
It will offer a combination of 4-night Ocean Getaways in early July and 5- to 8-night British Isles cruises,... more ›
Club Med has announced promotions for members of its senior team.
Amélie Brouhard, currently Vice President, Managing Director of Club Med Canada, will assume the role of Vice President Sales USA and Omnichannel Marketing for Club Med North America.
Brouhard has over ten years of travel... more ›
Cruise Company Announces New Policy As It Prepares To Resume Sailings
Until further notice, Windstar Cruises will require proof of a current COVID-19 vaccination for all guests sailing aboard Windstar’s yachts.
The cruise line said that it made the decision in the best health and wellness interests of its guests, crew, and the places the yachts... more ›
Ernie Balint has joined the team at Tourism Ireland as the new Trade Promotions and CRM Executive in Canada.
Balint’s main focus will involve planning and implementing a targeted program of trade marketing activities with key Canadian travel partners, tour operators and airlines, and... more ›
Liz Scull has been named general manager in Canada for the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association (DWHSA).
Scull will be responsible for building DWHSA's membership in Canada and providing romance travel training programs for Canadian travel advisors.
Currently, 15%... more ›
Dominica has launched its extended-stay visa program, Work in Nature (WIN), which provides the opportunity to work remotely for up to 18 months on the island.
The WIN program is targeted at remote workers, digital nomads, academics, families, and persons on sabbaticals who are seeking a... more ›
The U.S. Travel Association has joined calls to urge that the CDC’s conditional sail order be lifted and that there should be a phased-in resumption of cruise operations ‘as quickly as possible.’
In a statement, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, Roger Dow said that:
“The... more ›