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Hope Is Knocking

For TTAND’s Friisdahl There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Hope Is Knocking Flemming Friisdahl has been talking to his agents, and the founder of The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND) told Canadian Travel Press that: “A very common theme I have been hearing since the new year is the customer is wanting to travel and is now talking to the agents and this has given many... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

IATA Pass May Spark Recovery

IATA Pass May Spark Recovery With the recent announcement that IATA’s COVID-19 digital travel pass could be ready ‘within weeks,’ data and analytics firm, GlobalData says that the new pass “could spark meaningful recovery of international travel.” Ralph Hollister, analyst, travel & tourism at GlobalData,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

A Little Feng Shui From Hong Kong

A Little Feng Shui From Hong Kong Travel agents got the lowdown on feng shui Wednesday courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. The board had long-time feng shui consultant Safrina Kadri  provide insights during a Baxter Media webcast about something that has long played a major role in Chinese culture and beliefs, with... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Travel Agent Education

Optimism Grows, Vaccines Key to Full Recovery

Optimism Grows, Vaccines Key to Full Recovery In Longwoods International’s latest tracking study of American travellers, eight in ten American travellers have travel plans during the next six months. This remains steady from the last wave conducted two weeks ago and is approaching pre-pandemic levels. Longwoods International said... more ›
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Carnival Extends Pause From The U.S. Through May 2021

Carnival Extends Pause From The U.S. Through May 2021 Carnival Cruise Line has notified booked guests and travel advisors that its pause in operations from U.S. ports has been extended through May 31, 2021. A date for the return of guest cruising operations from U.S. ports has not yet been determined. Earlier in February, Carnival began... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News

Sandals Emerald Bay Reopens

Sandals Emerald Bay Reopens Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort in Great Exuma, The Bahamas, has officially reopened its doors, welcoming guests back with its warm Bahamian hospitality and enhanced health and safety measures in place to guarantee travelers’ peace of mind through the Sandals Platinum... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, Resorts

HAL Pauses All 2021 Departures To Or From Canadian Ports

HAL Pauses All 2021 Departures To Or From Canadian Ports As Holland America Line continues to review and assess its plans around the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the company is extending its pause of cruise operations to now include all sailings that depart from or conclude... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, West

A Question Of Solvency

ACTA Welcomes CRB, EI Extensions, But More Needed

A Question Of Solvency While ACTA is welcoming the CRB and EI program extension, the association’s primary concern and main focus of its lobbying and advocacy efforts is the solvency of travel agencies and travel agents. Earlier this month, the federal government announced that it was extending the CRB program... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

2021: It’s Going To Be Tougher Than Expected

IATA Reports Cash Burn Continues, Urgent Preparations for Restart Needed

2021: It’s Going To Be Tougher Than Expected Cash negative throughout 2021. That’s the bottom line in a newly released analysis by IATA of the airline industry’s expectations for the coming 12 months. Back in November 2020, IATA’s analysis had indicated that airlines would turn cash positive in the fourth quarter of 2021;... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Brand USA Set To Connect With The Trade

Brand USA Set To Connect With The Trade Brand USA will be hosting four days of One-to-One Business Meetings for tour operators in Canada and other key markets around the world beginning Mon., March 15 and continuing to Thurs., March 18, 2021. Over the four days, international tour operators and U.S. travel partners will have the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents
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