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Expedia Group Helps Lodging Partners With New Program

Optimized Distribution Expedia Group has rolled out its optimized distribution program for all medium to large-size lodging partners, allowing them to tap into new areas of B2B demand and giving them increased control of their B2B rates, availability and content across a network of global travel providers. Multiple... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Technology

We’re Up. We’re Running. We’re Open.

Jamaica’s Tourism Industry Gets Back On Track

We’re Up. We’re Running. We’re Open. The number of people visiting Jamaica is down but the director of the Jamaica Tourist Board says the same doesn't hold true for interest in the tropical island. Donovan White told a Wednesday webinar that Jamaican tourism authorities have "aggressively marketed" their country during the past... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations

UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Travel Standstill

UNWTO Counts The Cost Of Travel Standstill In newly released data, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reveals that up to May of this year, the cost of COVID-19 on international tourism was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations specialized agency has... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Club Med Taking Care Of Customers

New COVID-19 Coverage Plan Available Through April 30, 2021

Club Med Taking Care Of Customers Along with its flexible cancellation policy, the new “Safe Together” program with enhanced hygiene and safety measures in resorts, Club Med is now providing its clients additional Emergency Medical Assistance, including COVID-19 coverage, for all trips through April 30, 2021 to any resorts... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package

Immediate Financial Help Vital For Sector, Hard Hit By COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

TIABC Seeking $680 Million Recovery Stimulus Package The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia, along with a coalition of dozens of sector associations representing British Columbia’s more than 19,000 tourism and hospitality businesses, have presented the provincial government with a recovery stimulus proposal that would see the... more ›
Posted in Attractions, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research, West

Beaches Resorts Set To Expand To St. Vincent

Beaches Resorts Set To Expand To St. Vincent Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts, took to Twitter to announce Sandals Resorts International has acquired the closed Buccament Bay Spa and Resort. “I am excited to share news of our company's expansion to a new destination and our eighth island in the Caribbean, St. Vincent and... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts

Who Profits From Non-Profits – Everybody

Who Profits From Non-Profits – Everybody In a joint editorial, the CEO and director general of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Frank J. Comito, CEO and Brian D. Frontin, president, Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) and CEO, Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association (THRTA),... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations

CHTA Celebrates The Life Of Heinz Simonitsch

CHTA Celebrates The Life Of Heinz Simonitsch The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) saluted legendary hotelier Professor Heinz Simonitsch, CD, who passed away over the weekend, as the foremost pioneer of sustainable tourism development in the region. In a joint statement, the CHTA’s CEO and director general, Frank Comito... more ›
Posted in Appointments, Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Tourism Organizations

Bahia Principe Opening More Properties

Bahia Principe Opening More Properties Grupo Piñero, parent company of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts continues to move forward in resuming its operations, reopening two of its hotels on Tenerife and one in Mallorca. The Bahia Principe Fantasía Tenerife plans to reopen on Aug. 10, allowing guests to enjoy the themed resort... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, Resorts

Agents’ Choice: Last Chance To Vote

Agents’ Choice: Last Chance To Vote Calling all travel agents! Today is your last chance to vote in the annual Agents' Choice readership survey. Vote now at www.travelpress.com/agentschoice. In case you missed the chance to vote in Agents’ Choice - Canada's original and most authoritative travel industry survey - Baxter... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents
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