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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Set A Course To Restart Cruising: U.S. Travel

Set A Course To Restart Cruising: U.S. Travel 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 ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, Tourism Organizations

IATA Research Backs Rapid Testing For Restart Of Travel

IATA Research Backs Rapid Testing For Restart Of Travel IATA is urging governments to accept best-in-class rapid antigen tests in fulfillment of COVID -19 testing requirements following the publication of new research by OXERA and Edge Health. The OXERA-Edge Health report, commissioned by IATA, found that antigen tests are: Accurate: The... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

TICO Gets A Conviction

TICO Gets A Conviction After being charged by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), Michael Shane Adams pleaded guilty to operating a travel agency and offering travel services in the form of short-term rentals without TICO registration in contravention of the Travel Industry Act, 2002. In addition, he... more ›
Posted in News

Flair Lands In Montreal

ULCC Will Serve 19 Cities By August

Flair Lands In Montreal Flair Airlines is expanding service to include Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) starting July 1, 2021, with direct flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Abbotsford. The addition of Flair’s service to Montreal marks a milestone for the airline as it brings the first... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Another Sunwing Resort Joins Marriott

Mystique Holbox by Royalton Join Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio

Another Sunwing Resort Joins Marriott Sunwing Travel Group has announced that Mystique Holbox by Royalton will be joining Marriott International’s portfolio and is expected to align with the Tribute Portfolio brand later this year. The announcement comes following last month’s monumental announcement that Sunwing Travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts

New Ideas For Luxury Travel

Travel Edge Takes It To The Limit And Beyond

New Ideas For Luxury Travel Travel Edge wrapped up its Limitless virtual luxury conference this past weekend, providing over 400 attendees with two days of “inspiration, education, and connectivity.” Highlights included keynote addresses from Kyle Mabry, VP Global Sales at American Airlines, and Jane Burnell, Vice... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Canada, COVID-19, Events, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

GBTA Takes A Stand

Business Travel Association Condemns Increase Of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

GBTA Takes A Stand The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is condemning the recent increase in hate crimes against Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other Asian Americans in the United States. GBTA believes strongly in diversity, equity and inclusion. Actions that fly in the face of such principles and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

Cruising Into A Bright Future

Cruising Into A Bright Future After a long, treacherous and tumultuous journey during the pandemic, the cruise industry finally felt some positive waves this month as multiple cruise lines confirmed upcoming plans to resume operations. Hear from Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises; Wybcke Meier, CEO... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Trends & Research, West

Federer Teams Up With Switzerland Tourism

Federer Teams Up With Switzerland Tourism For years, Roger Federer has represented Switzerland through his sporting excellence and friendly, down-to-earth manner. Now he has now become an official brand ambassador for the destination of Switzerland, entering into a long-term cooperation with the Swiss national tourism board,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Marking A Turning Point

In-Store Agency Closures Rise As Online Accelerates

Marking A Turning Point According to GlobalData, COVID-19 has accelerated the digitization of the travel agent model, creating more shop closures as in-store agencies switch operations online. The data and analytics company points out that this is a necessary adaptation to changing consumer preferences. Johanna... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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