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Flair Launches Comfort Choice Seating

Flair Launches Comfort Choice Seating Flair has unveiled Comfort Choice Seating to provide passengers more choices during their travels. The airline notes that recent studies have shown that low-fare travel is important to Canadians. However, many have been hesitant to fly due to the recent events, affecting all airline... more ›
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One Adversary, One Challenge, One Goal

Let’s Get Through This Together

One Adversary, One Challenge, One Goal In this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press, industry veteran, Brett Walker offers a thoughtful contribution on the challenges that he believes the industry faces in the war against COVID-19 and, no matter what those challenges are, hope that the industry will persevere. Walker... more ›
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Celebrity Hoping Alaska Will Be On Itinerary

Celebrity Hoping Alaska Will Be On Itinerary Celebrity Cruises is keeping its fingers crossed that it may start an Alaska program in August, confident that coronavirus hasn't put the kibosh on interest in sailings in that part of the world. Brendan Halcomb of Celebrity's Alaska cruise/cruisetour program told a Tuesday webinar for... more ›
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COVID-19 And Its Impact On Hotels

COVID-19 And Its Impact On Hotels This week, TraveLaw Online’s Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier, Law tackle the question of how COVID-19 has impacted on the hotel industry. It’s a simple question: Are hotels suffering as badly as other industry sectors? Q: The travel press is documenting fairly thoroughly the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Travel Law

Debt Levels Will Weigh On Airline Recovery

Debt Levels Will Weigh On Airline Recovery By year end, IATA says, the airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550 billion – that’s $120 billion over the debt levels at the start of 2020. In its analysis, IATA found that: $67 billion of the new debt is composed of government loans ($50 billion), deferred taxes ($5... more ›
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Tracking The Trends In Italy

Tracking The Trends In Italy According to GlobalData, the general sentiment regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Italy is gradually becoming more positive. In two surveys by GlobalData, one conducted April 28 and the other on May 3, the number of Italians stating that they are ‘extremely concerned’ about the virus... more ›
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Visit California Is Calling All Californians For Now

Visit California Is Calling All Californians For Now In a letter to industry partners, Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California, writes: “As the green shoots of economic recovery sprout here and across the nation, California’s tourism industry eagerly awaits the chance to meet consumers’ palpable pent-up desires to hit... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Portugal Planning A ‘Bridge’ For Brits

Portugal Planning A ‘Bridge’ For Brits Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules. It’s a concept that will be positively received by destinations in Portugal that are highly reliant on UK tourism such as the Algarve. In 2019, the UK was Portugal’s second largest source... more ›
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Some Final Thoughts

Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor

Some Final Thoughts In the final part of a three part series, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe writes about agents and the need to pay them properly for the services they provide to both their customers and their suppliers. Vanderlubbe is nothing if not practical and one of the points that he makes this... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Porter Deferring Service Resumption To July 29

Porter Deferring Service Resumption To July 29 Porter Airlines says it’s deferring its resumption of flights until July 29 – a month later than previously scheduled --  due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions. Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, explained: “We want to see our planes in the sky as soon as... more ›
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