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Monthly Archives: February 2022

ACTA Advocacy Works As OPC Permit Waiver Extended

ACTA Advocacy Works As OPC Permit Waiver Extended Following continued advocacy, ACTA reports that the Quebec provincial government has announced that it will waive the OPC permit from Feb 2022 until February 2023. ACTA has been calling for this extension to provide much-needed relief for travel agencies. Manon Martel, membership manager... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

First In Service Expanding In Canada

First In Service Expanding In Canada First in Service Travel LTD (F1S) has expanded its operations to include Canada. More than two years in the making, the announcement heralds the New York City-based company’s growth strategy for corporate, luxury leisure and entertainment travel not only for Canada, but also encompassing much... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

TICO Board Approves Compensation Fund Claims

TICO Board Approves Compensation Fund Claims TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a total of 82 claims against the Ontario Travel Compensation Fund totaling $134,324.99 to assist 149 consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid. The claims were approved between December 2021 and February 2022. On... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

WTM London Makes Some Changes

WTM London Makes Some Changes WTM London has redesigned and renamed its co-located travel & hospitality technology show. Previously called Travel Forward, it will become WTM Travel Tech and offer more features for exhibitors and visitors at WTM London 2022 (7-9 November 2022). Show organizers are planning two... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, Technology

Jamaica Updates Travel Protocols

Jamaica Updates Travel Protocols Beginning March 1, 2022, international visitors to Jamaica will no longer be required to obtain travel authorization to enter the island. Travellers 12 years of age and older will only need to provide a negative result from a COVID-19 Antigen or PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Emerald Cruises Takes Delivery Of Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Cruises Takes Delivery Of Emerald Azzurra Emerald Cruises has taken delivery of Emerald Azzurra, the first of the brand’s two super yachts. After departing Ha Long Shipyard in Vietnam, the 100-guest yacht is headed to Aqaba, Jordan to welcome guests on board its inaugural sailing on March 11 -- an eight-day itinerary in the Red... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise

Indigenous Tourism: What You Need To Know To Sell It

Indigenous Tourism: What You Need To Know To Sell It In the first of a two-part primer on indigenous tourism, Jason Picard-Binet, sales manager for the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), sits down with Canadian Travel Press and provides an overview of some of the ‘need-to-knows’ for those who are interested in working with this... more ›
Posted in Canada, Indigenous tourism, News, Tourism Organizations

Ready To Get Back On The Road

Ready To Get Back On The Road In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International is reporting that trip intentions remain strong, with nine in ten planning to travel during the next six months. It also found that 39% of travellers have their next trip planned in the next 60 days, setting up for... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

GBTA Looks At Post-Pandemic Business Travel 

GBTA Looks At Post-Pandemic Business Travel  A newly released study reports that as business travel begins its comeback, it might not be business-as-usual post-pandemic for corporate travel managers, programs and policies. How will the pandemic and business travel recovery change corporate travel programs going forward? Are... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Save With Exodus Travels

Save With Exodus Travels Exodus Travels is saying ‘thanks’ to the travellers, explorers, and adventurers who have waited patiently over the past two years, looking forward to the moment they’d once again feel the exhilaration, excitement, and joy only travelling can provide. So, to that end, Exodus is ready... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Specials, Tour Operators
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