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Deal Is Done

Air Canada, Canadian Government Reach Agreements on Liquidity Program

Deal Is Done Air Canada has entered into a series of debt and equity financing agreements with the Canadian government that allows it to access up to $5.879 billion in liquidity through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program. As part of the financial package, Air Canada has... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

WestJet Responds To Support Announcement

WestJet Responds To Support Announcement Following tonight’s (April 12) announcement that Air Canada had reached an agreement with the federal government, the WestJet Group said that it "continues to operate self-sufficiently with the exception of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), which flows through directly to our... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

The ‘Drive That Defines Us’

In Conversation With Sandals Resorts International’s Adam Stewart

The ‘Drive That Defines Us’ In the first of a two-part conversation, Adam Stewart, Sandals Resorts International’s Executive Chairman, talks about his father’s legacy; the importance of the company’s 40th anniversary in 2021; and the fact that: “We have always operated with a future lens; the challenges of today... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel

Barbados Putting New COVID-19 Protocols In Place

Barbados Putting New COVID-19 Protocols In Place Barbados is making changes to its COVID-19 quarantine and testing processes beginning May 8. The country’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has approved the COVID-19 AstraZeneca, Moderna, PfizerBioNTech or Johnson & Johnson vaccinations for entry into Barbados and as of May 8th,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Roach Leaving BTMI

Carter Takes On Head Of Global Markets Role

Roach Leaving BTMI Petra Roach is leaving her role as Global Head of Markets and Interim CEO at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), and will join the Grenada Tourist Board later this year. Thanking Roach for her contributions, BTMI Chairman Roseanne Myers said: “She has been a tremendous asset to... more ›
Posted in Appointments, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Welcome To The Next Generation Of Travel

Welcome To The Next Generation Of Travel Travelport, has launched its next-generation platform, Travelport+. Travelport+ is the centerpiece of Travelport’s new global strategy and is designed to accelerate industry innovation in multi-source content distribution, travel retailing and value generation. Travelport+ is an extensive,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology

Make Your Voice Heard

TIAC Urges Members To Make The Industry’s Case To Ottawa

Make Your Voice Heard TIAC is urging those in this country's tourist trade to plead their struggling industry's case directly to elected officials as Ottawa's budget draws near. TIAC president Beth Potter told an April 9 TIAC industry update that the tourism industry has been particularly hard hit by the fallout... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

Canadians Are Ready To Explore

Two Thirds Of Canadians Feel More Hopeful About Travelling In 2021

Canadians Are Ready To Explore Not to put too fine a point on it, the impact that COVID-19 has had on people’s daily lives has made the past year one of the hardest people have had to endure. And while there may still be tough days ahead, new research from Booking.com reveals that the appetite of Canadians to explore... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Trends & Research

Porter Moves Resumption Date To June 21

Porter Moves Resumption Date To June 21 Porter Airlines says that it is moving its tentative resumption of service date to June 21. In a statement, Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines, said: “Over the past few weeks, government officials have openly discussed the relaxation of travel restrictions based on... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News

Disneyland Set To Open Avengers Campus

Disneyland Set To Open Avengers Campus Disneyland Resort – inside the Disney California Adventure Park – will open Avengers Campus on June 4 – an entirely new land that will be dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes. Now guests who are lifelong fans of Super Heroes – along... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News
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