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Doom At The Inn

HAC Warns That Closures Loom Without More Government Help

Doom At The Inn The president of the Hotel Association of Canada is calling on the federal government to step up support for this country's beleaguered hotel industry, warning that Canada is on the brink of a rash of hotel closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, reports Ian Stalker in this week’s... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Raising Funds, Feeding Communities

Raising Funds, Feeding Communities Executive Chef Christa Bruneau-Guenther, owner of Feast Café Bistro from Peguis First Nation and Board member of Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations (ICAN), has officially launched Indigenous Feast Boxes, a fundraising campaign designed to support Indigenous chefs across Canada and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations

The Value Of Tourism

Amelia Island TDC Offers Insights On Importance Of Industry

The Value Of Tourism A newly released study commissioned by the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council (AITDC) makes it pretty clear just how important tourism is to the destination. The study show that in 2019, visitor activities on Amelia Island generated almost $900 million in total economic... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

SLH Sets Sail With Kontiki Wayra

SLH Sets Sail With Kontiki Wayra Small Luxury Hotels of the World is venturing into the sea, announcing the first ever water-based member to its portfolio: Kontiki Expeditions. The first yacht expedition, Kontiki Wayra, offers a luxurious and sustainably-minded way to explore destinations along the coast of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Hotels, Resorts

Dominican Republic Streamlines Travel Process

Dominican Republic Streamlines Travel Process The Dominican Republic will be introducing a new online entry and exit form that will have to be completed by travellers beginning Nov 29. The agreement was signed in collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism, Public Health and the Customs and Immigration services. Minister of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Tourism Organizations

The Great Polar Bear Adventure

“I Hosted A Group Trip During COVID-19”

The Great Polar Bear Adventure Witnessing polar bears in the wild is one of the awesome bucket list experiences Canada has to offer. Travel advisor Leah Holt of Go Travel with Leah gives a firsthand account of booking a group trip to Churchill, Man. and the memorable adventure that unfolded. "As one saying goes, 'When... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents

Tourism, Hospitality, Air Services Get Help

But Government Reiterates

Tourism, Hospitality, Air Services Get Help Making it clear that the federal government's priority continues to be fighting COVID-19 and protecting the health and jobs of Canadians -- as well as the health of the Canadian economy -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland also made it clear that the government... more ›
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Air Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart Team Up On Testing

Air Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart Team Up On Testing Air Canada is teaming up with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide Air Canada customers with the opportunity to take a pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to comply with international travel requirements. Beginning Dec. 7, eligible Air Canada customers can book and purchase a COVID-19 test... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Sandals Wins Big

Sandals Wins Big Sandals Resorts International (SRI) received four awards at last weeks 27th annual World Travel Awards Grand Final. Sandals Resorts International was named World's Leading All-Inclusive Company for the 25th consecutive year, setting the bar as an industry leader in the all-inclusive... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts

Canada Extends Its Travel Restrictions

Canada Extends Its Travel Restrictions Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair and Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu announced that Canada is extending the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all travellers seeking entry into Canada from a country other than the US, until Jan. 21,... more ›
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