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Finding A Safe Harbour

HAL Ships Dock In Port Everglades, Agents Talk COVID-19

Finding A Safe Harbour In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, Ian Stalker follows the story – which ended happily – of two Holland America ships that finally found a safe harbour in Port Everglades late last week. Stalker also talks with former ACTA president, Ron Pradinuk who believes that this... more ›
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Posted in COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

Air Canada Adopting Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Move Earns Support Of All Of Its Canadian-based Unions

Air Canada Adopting Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Air Canada says it intends to adopt the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for the benefit of its 36,000 Canadian-based employee workforce. The airline’s decision to do this has received the support of all of its Canadian-based unions: ACPA, CALDA, CUPE, IAMAW and Unifor. On March 30,... more ›
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U.S. Outlook Remains Negative: Report

U.S. Outlook Remains Negative: Report In its latest tracking study, Longwoods International reports that the impact of the pandemic indicates a very negative forecast for near-term travel by Americans. According to the study of American travellers and the coronavirus pandemic, 84% of them are changing their travel plans for the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

IATA Forecasts Staggering Job Losses

IATA Forecasts Staggering Job Losses In a new analysis, IATA says that 25 million jobs could disappear as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline industry association points out that 65.5 million people are dependent on aviation for their livelihoods, with 2.7 million of those jobs being directly with airlines. In a... more ›
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COVID-19 Update: Lufthansa, GBTA And More

COVID-19 Update: Lufthansa, GBTA And More Noting that it “does not expect the aviation industry to return to pre-coronavirus crisis levels very quickly,” the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has decided on extensive measures to reduce the capacity of flight operations and administration long term. The Executive Board... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Events, News

360-Degree Tours of the Czech Republic Available

360-Degree Tours of the Czech Republic Available Getting a little tired of self-isolation and ready to get out without leaving the comfort of home? How about a tour of the Czech Republic? From Czech Tourism: Dear Friends of the Czech Republic, “Our hearts are with the world right now. We understand the importance of staying home and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News

Stay Home Today, #TravelTomorrow

Stay Home Today, #TravelTomorrow “By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow,” that’s the message from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Using the hashtag #TravelTomorrow, the UNWTO is sending out a message of solidarity and hope, and calling for shared responsibility among travellers and the tourism sector... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

COVID-19: Restaurants, Your BDMs And Lots More

COVID-19: Restaurants, Your BDMs And Lots More Canadian BDMs have a message for agents: Sit back, relax and feel the glow because your BDMs across Canada have a message for travel agents here. BDMs from 15 supplier companies -- Transat, Uplift, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, Cunard, NCL, Hurtigruten, WestJet, Carnival, Insight,... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News

Antigua, Barbuda Share ‘Messages in the Sand’

Antigua, Barbuda Share ‘Messages in the Sand’ Antigua and Barbuda is spreading words of encouragement and kindness around the world, by writing messages in the sand, aimed at uplifting persons around the world during the coronavirus pandemic. The inspiring messages will be written on some of Antigua and Barbuda’s renowned 365 sandy... more ›
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Viking Launches New Experience Channel, Viking.TV

Viking Launches New Experience Channel, Viking.TV Viking (https://www.viking.com) has launched Viking.TV (https://viking.tv/), a new digital platform designed to provide enriching cultural content and livestreaming video experiences from around the world. The announcement was made by executive vice-president Karine Hagen in a video for... more ›
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