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 ›
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 ›
Hong Kong, Macao Air Arrivals Will Also Require Negative COVID Test
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 ›
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 ›
Finding The Balance Between Recovery And Responsibility
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 ›
Minister of Transport Brings Industry Partners, Labour Associations, Consumer Rights Groups Together
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 ›
UNWTO Reports Tourism On Track To Reach 65% Of Pre-Pandemic Levels
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›