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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Save The Summer

Toronto Attractions Call On Government To Release Reopening Plan As Vaccination Rates Rise, Case Numbers Fall

Save The Summer Major Toronto-area attractions – all members of the Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable – were out in force yesterday (June 29) to call on the federal government to release a comprehensive reopening plan for the industry or risk putting the summer travel season in jeopardy for the... more ›
Posted in Attractions, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Five Booking Trends Driving Upcoming Travel

Five Booking Trends Driving Upcoming Travel With borders reopening and vaccination rates increasing daily, luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent is witnessing the great comeback for international travel — especially among American travellers, writes managing editor, Ann Ruppenstein in the latest issue of Canadian Travel... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

A Condition Of Boarding

Royal Caribbean Advises That Unvaccinated Guests Will Need Proof Of Insurance For Its Florida Cruises

A Condition Of Boarding Royal Caribbean is advising that for its cruises departing from Florida homeports from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021, each unvaccinated guest, 12 and older, must provide proof of a valid insurance policy as a condition of boarding. The policy must have a minimum of (a) $25,000 per person in... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

ITBC Research Reveals A Path To Success

ITBC Research Reveals A Path To Success Newly released research by Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) reveals significant growth in British Columbia’s Indigenous tourism industry. The multi-pronged initiative includes labour market research, labour strategy and a guide all focused on Indigenous tourism. The “Indigenous Tourism... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Definite Departures: Insight Celebrates Return To Travel

Definite Departures: Insight Celebrates Return To Travel Insight Vacations is celebrating the return to travel with the launch of over 145+ Definite Departures beginning this July and August 2021; and featuring its popular itineraries in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. These departures reflect destinations which are now welcoming... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Tauck Set To Resume Global Operations

Tauck Set To Resume Global Operations Tauck is planning to resume full operations of all remaining 2021 itineraries during August and September. That plan includes the return of Tauck’s Danube and Rhine river cruises, its land tours in Italy and elsewhere across Europe, and its explorations of far-flung destinations ranging... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators

Experience Russia With Emerald Cruises In 2022

Experience Russia With Emerald Cruises In 2022 Emerald Cruises is offering two itineraries on the Volga River, between St. Petersburg and Moscow and for travellers who book the 2022 Russia sailing by Dec. 31, 2021, they’ll receive a choice of free, round trip air to Russia, or a savings of CDN$2,200 per couple off the cost of the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Specials

Air Canada Picks AmEx GBT

Air Canada Picks AmEx GBT American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed an agreement with Air Canada to become the carrier’s employee global travel booking tool and travel management provider. Effective June 28, 2021 GBT will support the carrier’s employee corporate hotel accommodation and ground... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, Canada, Technology

Sailing Into The Comeback

Hot Trends And Takeaways From Expedia Cruises

Sailing Into The Comeback “It’s a whole new world right now,” says Ealeen Wong, Director, Strategy and Business Development at Expedia Group. “The great news is with pent up demand for travel like never before people are eager to make up for missed moments.” In fact, the travel company is witnessing a surge... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, Events, News, Trends & Research

Pent Up Demand Is There, But Industry Still Faces Hurdles

Pent Up Demand Is There, But Industry Still Faces Hurdles The president of TripCentral.ca is warning that there are still dark days ahead for a travel industry that's already been badly battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Richard Vanderlubbe told a recent Discover America Canada webinar that the federal government is preparing to wind down... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research
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