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An Unfortunate Reality

Vaccine Equity: A Worse Pandemic Than COVID-19

An Unfortunate Reality While Canada, the United States and Europe have more than enough vaccines to inoculate their populations, the rest of the world continues to lag behind, both in terms of having access to vaccines and to getting people in those regions vaccinated. “The combination of vaccine equity and... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Government Lifts Global Travel Advisory

ACTA Welcomes Move, But Concerned Cruise Advisory Remains At Level 4

Government Lifts Global Travel Advisory ACTA is clearly pleased that the federal government has lifted its global travel advisory and returned to its pre-COVID-19 country-specific risk assessments, but it's disappointed that the government's Level 4 advisory against cruise travel remains in place. ACTA president, Wendy Paradis... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

UPDATE: Standardized PoV, More Support Announced

TIAC, ACTA, NACC React To PoV Plan, New Industry Support Program

UPDATE: Standardized PoV, More Support Announced Canada now has a standardized proof of vaccination. Details of it were announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday (Oct 21), who explained that -- in collaboration with provinces and territories -- a standardized Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination is now available to residents... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

North America Recovery Outstripping Other Regions

North America Recovery Outstripping Other Regions According to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the recovery of the travel and tourism sector in North America is outstripping the recovery in other parts of the world. As a result, the North American travel and tourism industry’s contribution to GDP is... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

A Little Reassurance From WTM London, Travel Forward

A Little Reassurance From WTM London, Travel Forward WTM London and Travel Forward is reassuring all of its customers and partners that its shows will take place as planned between Mon., Nov. 1 and Wed., Nov. 3, 2021 at ExCel London and will be followed by the virtual shows on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. In a statement, WTM London and Travel Forward... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, News

Border Opening Set To Accelerate Biz Travel

Border Opening Set To Accelerate Biz Travel There is lots of optimism in the business travel sector these days, with the latest poll from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) finding that half (52%) of industry respondents reported more optimism compared to September. October also saw an increase to 66% of those polled who... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Intrepid Makes It New

Creating Positive Change Through The Joy Of Travel

Intrepid Makes It New Intrepid Travel has a new mission, a new vision and a new purpose that will define the next chapter for the company. For the first time in over 15 years, Intrepid’s rebrand outlines a clear vision focused on empowering communities, protecting the planet and creating a more equitable... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators

Confidence Improves As Delta Recedes

Confidence Improves As Delta Recedes Longwoods International reports that the drop in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus is boosting confidence in present and future travel In its latest tracking study of American travellers, it found that only 27% of travellers report the pandemic would greatly affect... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

TTI Gets Social In-Person

Optimism Abounds As Future Brightens

TTI Gets Social In-Person TTI Travel opened its doors on Oct. 14 to a small group of GTA-based travel advisors and support personnel for a casual pizza, wine and beer social. Barb Finn, VP Leisure and New Talent Development for TTI, said that: “It was important for us to reconnect in person with our Advisor... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Events, News, Travel Agents

Iberostar Redefining Destination Weddings

Iberostar Redefining Destination Weddings Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has launched a reimagined destination weddings and honeymoon program for Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica aimed at maximizing eco and customer centricity. Rooted in responsible tourism, the new program has aligned it’s offering with sustainability,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Weddings & Honeymoons
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