IATA Warns Governments Of High Costs Of Testing
IATA is warning governments that they need to take action to address the high cost of COVID-19 tests in many jurisdictions and urged flexibility in permitting the use of cost-effective antigen tests as an alternative to more expensive PCR tests.
The airline industry association is also... more ›
Air Canada is reporting its financial results for the second quarter of 2021, with highlights of those results including:
Operating revenues of $837 million, an increase of $310 million or 59 per cent from the second quarter of 2020.
Negative EBITDA (1) (earnings before interest, taxes,... more ›
A Tasty New Initiative From The Culinary Tourism Alliance To Support Local Businesses, Encourage HyperLocal Travel
The Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA) will be leading a dynamic recovery program aimed at supporting local businesses along the food tourism value chain and encouraging hyperlocal travel within the province.
The program is complemented by a strategic, collaborative marketing campaign... more ›
USTA Urges Biden Administration To Pick A Date And Open The Border
The U.S. Travel Association is urging the Biden Administration to pick a date for the reopening of the Canada-US border and put a plan in place to achieve that goal as quickly as possible.
USTA’s executive vice president of public affairs and policy, Tori Emerson Barnes issued the call... more ›
GlobalData Says IoT Can Help Ease Traveller Concerns
According to GlobalData, Internet of Things (IoT) technology can help to ease traveller concerns regarding personal health and wellbeing, while allowing travel and tourism companies to collect a wealth of data for a range of internal and external benefits.
The data and analytics company... more ›
St. Kitts and Nevis are celebrating the resumption of cruise tourism with the recent arrival of the Seabourn Odyssey, which will make a port call every week during the period July to October 2021.
To mark the occasion of the ship’s arrival, there was a symbolic ship-to-ship salute, live... more ›
Vaccinated Guests And Crew Were On Board Wind Spirit Sailing
Windstar Cruises resumed cruising this week in French Polynesia/the Islands of Tahiti with vaccinated guests and crew aboard the line’s 148-passenger Wind Spirit sailing ship. Half of the line’s six yacht fleet is now back in the water cruising.
And to mark Wind Spirit’s return, the... more ›
GBTA Poll Indicates Gains For Non-Essential Business Travel, But Restrictions Hamper Recovery
While more companies report that there is a willingness and actual return to business travel -- with domestic travel taking the lead -- government restrictions on international travel continue to hinder the ability for companies to conduct key business functions.
That’s the findings of the... more ›
Despite Uptick In May, COVID Restrictions Still Weigh On International Travel
There is no doubt that the biggest crisis in the history of the tourism industry is continuing to weigh on the recovery of international tourism.
The latest data from the UNWTO reveals that between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels -- or a 65% drop on... more ›
Carrier Renews Deal With Pilot Training Partner
Porter Airlines is giving its customers more payment options when purchasing flights on the company’s website.
The carrier is partnering with Ingenico to provide alternative secure and convenient payment methods, starting with PayPal and WeChat. New channels are also being considered for... more ›