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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Contiki Is Redefining A Good Time

Contiki Is Redefining A Good Time With its recent brand refresh, Contiki is introducing its customers to ‘Social Travel’ – a travel style Canadians have probably never heard of, but millions have enjoyed. Social Travel is bringing a group of like-minded people together on a trip, designed around the phenomenon that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Canada Bans Russian Airlines From Its Airspace

Canada Bans Russian Airlines From Its Airspace Canada banned Russian aircraft operators from its airspace on Feb. 27 as a further response to the Russian Federations invasion of Ukraine. The move was announced by Transport Minister Omar Alghabra and Foreign Affairs Minister, Melanie Joly and it sees Canada prohibiting the operation of... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, News, Ukraine Russia

Testing Changes A Step In The Right Direction

Testing Changes A Step In The Right Direction With the federal government’s changes to testing requirements coming into effect today (Feb. 28, 2022), The National Airlines Council of Canada’s (NACC) interim president and CEO, Suzanne Acton-Gervais said that: “Canadians looking to reconnect with family and loved ones can do so with a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News

UNWTO Raises Its Voice For Peace

UNWTO Raises Its Voice For Peace In a statement, the secretary general of the UNWTO, Zurab Pololikashvili writes that: “After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, people, as well as our whole societies and economies, have suffered enough. We cannot afford for this to continue. We must rebuild and look to the future with hope,... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Ukraine Russia

Ireland Welcomes Air Canada Flights

Ireland Welcomes Air Canada Flights Irish eyes were certainly smiling following Air Canada’s announcement that it was launching an expanded Summer 2022 international schedule with 34 routes relaunching across the Atlantic and Pacific, including Vancouver to Dublin (June 1) and Montreal to Dublin (June 2). Sandra Moffatt,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

CLIA Comments On Ukraine

Industry Association Monitoring Situation As Lines Alter Itinerarires

CLIA Comments On Ukraine With the situation in Ukraine continuing to unfold, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said in a statement that along with its member lines, it is “closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Ukraine. Said CLIA: “We share with the world the concerns over the conflict in... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, Ukraine Russia

Return To Travel With Collette Offer

Return To Travel With Collette Offer Collette is celebrating the return to travel for Canadians – along with the loosening of restrictions -- with a special chance to save up to 20% off in early 2023. Agents’ clients can dive back into travel in a far-flung bucket list destination or they can get a new perspective on a long... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Specials, Tour Operators

Bella Coola Heli Sports Earns World’s Best Status

Bella Coola Heli Sports Earns World’s Best Status Bella Coola Heli Sports (BCHS) has once again topped the World Ski Awards, earning a fifth-consecutive nod as the World’s Best Heli Ski Operation. BCHS first started operations in the sprawling BC backcountry in 2003, and was first crowned best in the world at the 2017 edition of the... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, West

COVID-19 Accelerating Digitalizaton

Online Travel Market Set To Reach $765.3 Billion By 2025

COVID-19 Accelerating Digitalizaton If there is one thing that is clear, COVID-19 has accelerated the need for companies within the travel and tourism industry to rapidly invest in digital strategies including the global online travel market which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% to reach $765.3... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Measures Should Be Based On Risk Assessment

Measures Should Be Based On Risk Assessment The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are calling for the lifting of travel bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to economic and social stress. The two UN agencies agreed to collaborate on a global trust architecture for... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations
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