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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Wiped Out

WTTC Research Reveals COVID-19’s Impact On Caribbean Tourism

Wiped Out In its annual Economic Impact Report (EIR), the World Travel & Tourism Council reveals the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on the Caribbean’s travel and tourism sector, wiping out $33.9 billion from the region’s economy. The newly released report shows that in the Caribbean,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month

Learn About Indigenous Culture And More At ITBC Virtual Workshops

Celebrate National Indigenous History Month Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) will be hosting a series of free virtual workshops celebrating National Indigenous History Month (June 2021) and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021), in partnership with Destination BC and sponsored by Daily Hive. The workshops provide an... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Events, Indigenous tourism, News, Tourism Organizations

It Will Just Be Chaos

IATA Warns That Digital Processes At Airports Are Critical To Restart

It Will Just Be Chaos IATA is warning of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (COVID-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other COVID-19 measures. The global airline industry association outlined a number of impacts: ... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Recovery, Rebuilding On The Agenda For Britain

Recovery, Rebuilding On The Agenda For Britain To mark English Tourism Week, VisitBritain/VisitEngland hosted its annual review event in London this week, setting out its priorities to support the sector in its recovery and rebuilding. During the ‘hybrid’ virtual and in-person event, VisitBritain’s outlined its latest forecasts... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Tourism Cares Unveils Its New Vision

Non-Profit Rebrands, Expands Membership Options And More

Tourism Cares Unveils Its New Vision Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has unveiled a new vision of a more sustainable and thriving future to better support the evolving needs of the people and places of travel. Founded close to 20 years ago, Tourism Cares has refreshed its organizational approach to meet travel’s new... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

UNWTO, Google Partner For Recovery

UNWTO, Google Partner For Recovery A new agreement between the UNWTO and Google will see the two organizations working together to lead the global tourism recovery. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) builds on past cooperation between the UN specialized agency for tourism and Google. With destinations in some parts of the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

Sandals Invests In The Future

Affirms Its Commitment To Jamaica With Three New Resorts

Sandals Invests In The Future Sandals Resorts International (SRI) affirmed its commitment to Jamaica during a special groundbreaking ceremony yesterday (May 26) attended by dignitaries including the Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness. The event celebrated the first phase of a US$230 million project,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations

AQSC Sets Sail June 14 On Its Pacific Northwest Season

AQSC Sets Sail June 14 On Its Pacific Northwest Season American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress -- cruising the Columbia and Snake rivers -- will resume operations beginning June 14, 2021. And the line’s first 2021 Pacific Northwest sailing will feature the its Pacific Northwest Splendor itinerary from Spokane, Wash. (Clarkston,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise

There’s No Place Like Home

Takeaways From RVC+

There’s No Place Like Home Although the pandemic continues to take a toll on the travel industry, Canadian tourism officials are optimistic about what the future holds. “For tourism businesses, this year has been a long, very difficult journey. And while we have 14 to 15 months of the pandemic behind us, we do not... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

Someday Is Here, Celebrity Approved To Sail From US Port

Someday Is Here, Celebrity Approved To Sail From US Port In a one-line tweet, Celebrity Cruises’ CEO and president, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo pretty much summed things up: “Someday is Here.” That ‘someday’ is June 26, 2021 and it’s the day when the Celebrity Edge becomes the first cruise ship to sail from US waters in over a year. And... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News
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