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Alghabra Looking To Make Changes To APPR

Alghabra Looking To Make Changes To APPR Canada’s Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra made it clear yesterday that the “circumstances Canadians faced during the holiday season were unacceptable” and that they deserve answers about what happened. During Transport Committee hearings looking into the events that took place over... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Put ‘Science Facts’ Ahead Of ‘Science Politics’  

Put ‘Science Facts’ Ahead Of ‘Science Politics’   IATA says that it is ‘extremely disappointed’ that countries are imposing new COVID-19 testing measures on travellers from China. In a statement, IATA’s Director General, Willie Walsh writes: “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers... more ›
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Canada To Require COVID Tests For China Air Arrivals

Hong Kong, Macao Air Arrivals Will Also Require Negative COVID Test

Canada To Require COVID Tests For China Air Arrivals Beginning Jan. 5, 2023, Canada will require all air travellers – two years of age and older – arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Hong and Macao to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result -- taken no more than two days before their... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News

Hong Kong Ready To Welcome The World

Hong Kong Ready To Welcome The World Beginning today, Dec. 29, the Hong Kong SAR government is lifting all mandatory PCR test requirements for inbound travellers upon arrival in Hong Kong. As well, it is lifting the Vaccine Pass which allowed access to specified premises and other measures starting today, Dec. 29. Dr. Pang... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Recovery Versus Sustainability

Finding The Balance Between Recovery And Responsibility

Recovery Versus Sustainability As the industry looks ahead to 2023, most will be anticipating that the rapidly approaching new year will bring with it a full recovery. However, there are already some economic headwinds threatening and the question that many are asking is whether those factors will present significant... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Industry Talks Recovery At Air Sector Summit

Minister of Transport Brings Industry Partners, Labour Associations, Consumer Rights Groups Together

Industry Talks Recovery At Air Sector Summit Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra led a National Summit on the Recovery of the Air Sector late last week. The Summit brought together industry partners, including airports, airlines, industry associations, labour groups, consumer rights groups, and government departments and agencies to... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News

Recovery Accelerates

UNWTO Reports Tourism On Track To Reach 65% Of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Recovery Accelerates In its latest World Tourism Barometer, the UNWTO is reporting that international tourism is on track to reach 65% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022 as the sector continues to bounce back from the pandemic. The Barometer reveals that an estimated 700 million tourists travelled... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Star Clippers Lifts Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates

Star Clippers Lifts Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Star Clippers has released details of a new set of health and safety protocols with regard to the prevention of COVID-19 for its fleet of tall clipper ships. The new protocols are based on recommendations from global government and health authorities. Effective at the start of the winter... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise

Bermuda Makes Changes

Bermuda Makes Changes Bermuda has eliminated the travel authorization (TA) process some three weeks earlier than originally scheduled a move which will streamline the overall travel experience for visitors. The requirement for an approved TA, the associated $40 fee and proof of vaccination or medical insurance... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News

Destinations Learn From Wellness Industry At WTM

Destinations Learn From Wellness Industry At WTM During a WTM London Insight session, the audience heard that tourist destinations can learn from the wellness industry and should become more aligned to its principles post-COVID. Speaker were in agreement that there had been a paradigm shift among consumers’ attitudes during the pandemic... more ›
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