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Air Canada Pass Offers Flexibility, Certainty

Infinite Canada Flight Pass Offers Customers Flexibility, Certainty for Domestic Travel

Air Canada Pass Offers Flexibility, Certainty Air Canada has introduced its new Infinite Canada Flight Pass, designed to give customers flexibility and certainty for booking travel within Canada. For one flat fee, pass holders will be able to book travel without blackout or booking restrictions, make changes or cancellations without... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News

Canada-US Border To Remain Closed To Oct. 21: Report

Canada-US Border To Remain Closed To Oct. 21: Report According to a report from the CBC, the Canada-US border closure will be extended to Oct. 21. Quoting a source “with direct knowledge of the situation,” the CBC story indicates that the federal government will extend the border closure another 30 days and the CBC is also reporting that... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

UNWTO Reports International Arrivals Plunged 93% In June

UNWTO Reports International Arrivals Plunged 93% In June According to the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June 2020, compared to June 2019 – driving home the severity of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the travel and tourism industry. For the first half of 2020, the UNWTO’s... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Sun Destination Update From WestJet

Sun Destination Update From WestJet WestJet released an updated schedule designed to get Canadians to and from key destinations while supporting the economic recovery of Canada through continued domestic flying. Beginning Oct. 4, 2020 WestJet will offer operations to and from 48 destinations including 39 in Canada, three... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Resorts, Tour Operators

Look At The Alternatives

IATA Urges Canadian Government To Consider Other Options To Quarantine

Look At The Alternatives IATA is urging the Canadian government to support the COVID-19 testing initiatives of Air Canada and WestJet as a means to safely reopen Canada to international and domestic travel without the need for blanket quarantine measures. The airline industry association points out that... more ›
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A Little Insurance From WestJet

Carrier Introducing No-Charge COVID-19 Travel Insurance Coverage

A Little Insurance From WestJet WestJet has announced no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for eligible guests booking travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and European destinations including the United Kingdom. The airline says that for reservations made on or after Sept. 18, 2020, any WestJet air-only reservation... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Insurance, News, Travel Agents

Taking A Consistent Approach

Governments, Public Health Authorities Team Up On Plan

Taking A Consistent Approach As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the air industry and how Canadians travel across Canada, the government of Canada is making it clear that it’s committed to addressing new and emerging challenges and implementing measures to protect Canadians’ health and... more ›
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A Healthy Achievement For Toronto Pearson

A Healthy Achievement For Toronto Pearson Toronto Pearson International Airport, operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), is the first Canadian airport to be accredited under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation program. ACI-NA president and CEO, Kevin M. Burke said: “Since the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

When Will The Domestic Travel Recovery Begin?

When Will The Domestic Travel Recovery Begin? In Canada, we have now completed our fifth month of fighting COVID-19, while we wait on a possible vaccine and try to establish the “new normal.” Our border to the US remains understandably closed, while our federal government takes no progressive action in opening our air borders to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Trends & Research

Signs Of A Rebound

GlobalData Finds Uptick In Sentiment Scores For T&T Sector

Signs Of A Rebound According to GlobalData, the travel and tourism (T&T) sector witnessed an uptick in Q3 2020 earnings transcript sentiment scores. The leading data and analytics company reports that hotel operators’ sentimental growth was influenced by improvements in occupancy rates, while airline... more ›
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