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 ›
Let’s Get Through This Together
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor
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 ›
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 ›