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It’s All About The Great Outdoors

It’s All About The Great Outdoors Rural tourism may be at the forefront of a travel industry recovery, a Monday Tourism Industry Association of Canada webinar was told. Tourism Nova Scotia CEO Michele Saran told viewers that "wide open spaces are really what really makes people feel safer" during the coronavirus... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

StudentUniverse Expands Into Canada

StudentUniverse Expands Into Canada StudentUniverse, Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG) online travel booking platform for students, has expanded into Canada. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers exclusive pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours. Headquartered in Boston and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations

Marriott Has A Hybrid Solution For Meetings

Marriott Has A Hybrid Solution For Meetings As more meeting and event professionals look to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events as the meeting industry adapts to new ways of connecting during the global pandemic, Marriott International is offering innovative solutions to help Connect with Confidence and streamline the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts, Trends & Research

Air Canada Amends CPA With Jazz

Air Canada Amends CPA With Jazz Air Canada unveiled details of an agreement to amend the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Jazz Aviation LP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., under which Jazz currently operates certain regional Air Canada Express flights. Through the revised agreement, Air Canada will... more ›
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‘We’re Good To Go’ With The ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp 

‘We’re Good To Go’ With The ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp  VisitBritain says that UK tourism businesses registered in the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now be automatically issued with the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The We’re Good To Go scheme, launched last... more ›
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GBTA Looks At Corporate Booking Technology

GBTA Looks At Corporate Booking Technology How do travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs)? Well, that’s the question posed by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Deem in a new study that examines how US. and Canada-based travel managers view corporate booking technology and how the pandemic has impacted... more ›
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Mediterranean Rebound Likely, But Not Assured: Oxford Economics

Mediterranean Rebound Likely, But Not Assured: Oxford Economics In a newly released research briefing, Oxford Economics reports that while a rebound in Mediterranean tourism is likely, it is not assured. In the briefing, it notes that “tourism activity represents a considerable part of the economy in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. The sector... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Porter Pushes Restart To May 19

Porter Pushes Restart To May 19 Porter Airlines says that its new target date for the resumption on its service will now be May 19. Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, said that: "The implementation of more restrictive travel rules by governments since our last update makes an early spring restart... more ›
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Happy Birthday, WestJet

Happy Birthday, WestJet Happy 25th, WestJet. Talking of the two and half decades of offering Canadians low fares, vigorous competition and great service, WestJet's president and CEO, Ed Sims, observed: “A quarter century ago, WestJet provided Canadians with a choice in airlines; since that time, we have invested... more ›
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Cruise Operators Set Sail For Environmental Sustainability

Cruise Operators Set Sail For Environmental Sustainability GlobalData is warning that cruise operators could be at risk of losing custom to other holiday/transport types if they do not act fast and place environmental sustainability at the forefront of new developments. Gus Gardner, travel and tourism analyst with GlobalData, points out that the... more ›
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