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Reaching The Summit

ACTA’s Virtual Event Looks To The Future

Reaching The Summit In his keynote address to the virtual audience at ACTA’s Travel Industry Summit held in mid-November, G Adventures founder, Bruce Poon Tip said that COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for both the travel industry and the planet. Who would have thought we’d be where we are today, Poon... more ›
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Time To Pay Up

Agency Owners Urged To Renew Their ACTA Membership Now

Time To Pay Up Times are tough. Agencies are hanging on. And the bills keep coming. Despite all of these things, tripcentral.ca’s president Richard Vanderlubbe is sending a message to other agency owners that everyone needs to renew their ACTA memberships. Vanderlubbe writes: “We’re all hammered... more ›
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Air France Taking Off With Paris-Vancouver Flights

Air France Taking Off With Paris-Vancouver Flights Air France will be offering two weekly flights between Vancouver and Paris from Dec. 14, 2020 to March 27, 2021. Passengers will be on board the Paris-Papeete flight which is temporarily stopping in Vancouver replacing Los Angeles as the route’s refueling stop. Catherine... more ›
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Connectivity Crisis

IATA Releases New Data On Global Threat

Connectivity Crisis IATA has released new data that reveals that the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on international connectivity, shaking up the rankings of the world’s most connected cities. London, the world’s number one most connected city in September 2019, has seen a 67% decline in... more ›
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No Instant Boost From Thanksgiving Travel

No Instant Boost From Thanksgiving Travel According to GlobalData, 87% of US respondents to its November survey said they are concerned about restrictions on socializing with friends and family. This is particularly significant on the eve of Thanksgiving, a celebration which many had hoped would spur domestic travel. Johanna... more ›
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Pandemic Is Changing The Plans Of US Travellers

Pandemic Is Changing The Plans Of US Travellers In its latest tracking study of US travellers, Longwoods International reports that 77% of those travellers are changing their travel plans because of the pandemic, the highest percentage since mid-July. Concern about catching or spreading coronavirus during a trip has jumped to 60% of... more ›
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VisitBritain’s ExploreGB Going Virtual In 2021

VisitBritain’s ExploreGB Going Virtual In 2021 VisitBritain will be taking its flagship annual travel trade event, ExploreGB, virtual in 2021. ExploreGB Virtual is set for March 1 to March 5, 2021, inviting international buyers to connect online with travel trade suppliers from across the UK to do business and boost... more ›
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GBTA Wraps Up ACTE Acquisition 

GBTA Wraps Up ACTE Acquisition  GBTA has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bhart Sarin, president of GBTA, said: “We are beyond thrilled to bring GBTA and... more ›
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Americans Taking Off For Thanksgiving

Americans Taking Off For Thanksgiving According to research from ForwardKeys, Americans are planning a last-minute return to the skies this Thanksgiving, travelling to be with their families at home or taking a break in the sunshine or on the slopes. Olivier Ponti, VP Insights, ForwardKeys observed that: “The COVID-19 crisis... more ›
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ITAC Makes An Urgent Call For Help

ITAC Makes An Urgent Call For Help The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is warning that without additional funding to support Indigenous tourism businesses, the industry will collapse. ITAC says that an additional $18.5 million is needed as international borders remain closed and health units across Canada are... more ›
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