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Chinese Domestic Air Travel Breaks 50% Barriers

Breaking Barriers ForwardKeys reports that domestic air travel in China -- which has been recovering slowly in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak -- has now reached more than 50% of what it was at the equivalent moment in 2019, based on issued air tickets. As well, analysis of flight ticketing data reveals a... more ›
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Destinations Ease Restrictions, Remain Cautious: UNWTO

Destinations Ease Restrictions, Remain Cautious: UNWTO New research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates that destinations are cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19 as they move towards reopening. The UNWTO’s newly released Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism signal a transition into... more ›
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France Moves In The Next Phase

France Moves In The Next Phase France is moving into the next phase of its plan to end the country’s lockdown today (June 2) following “a significant improvement” in the country’s health situation. As well, the French government has indicated that it is in favour of reopening the internal border of the European... more ›
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More Support Needed BC Tourism Leaders Say

More Support Needed BC Tourism Leaders Say Additional government support is paramount for one of the province’s hardest hit sectors to successfully get back to work under BC’s Restart Plan say leaders of the largest associations representing tourism, hospitality, and accommodation. While the path forward is welcomed, working... more ›
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Tourisme Montréal Prepares For The Future

Tourisme Montréal Prepares For The Future It is an interesting time to hold an annual general meeting, but Tourisme Montréal held its AGM last week during the celebrations of Tourism Week in Canada and 77 days after Québec imposed a lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism organization’s 2019 annual report... more ›
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UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism

UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace... more ›
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Tracking Travellers’ Perception Of Safety

MMGY Global Unveils Travel Safety Barometer

Tracking Travellers’ Perception Of Safety MMGY Global has launched its new Travel Safety Barometer -- a sentiment tracking tool created for the travel and tourism industry -- to monitor American travellers’ perceptions of how safe it is to engage in specific travel behaviours as the country embarks on its reopening and recovery... more ›
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Hong Kong Update – Last Chance to Register

Hong Kong Update – Last Chance to Register Baxter Media is sending out a last call for agents to sign up for a webinar happening tomorrow (May 29) at 2 p.m. (EST). There will be five prize giveaways of $200 e-gift cards available to agents who attend the full duration of the webinar. In this webinar, you will hear how Hong Kong has... 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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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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