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Without A Plan, Industry Is At Risk

Roundtable Leaders Warn That Without A Reopening Plan Canada Will Be Left Behind

Without A Plan, Industry Is At Risk Canada’s travel and tourism industry continues to put pressure on the federal government to provide the sector with a comprehensive, national plan to reopen the economy, ensure the free movement of Canadians across the border and implement a clear vaccination certification program that allows... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

WestJet Launching Calgary-Amsterdam Flights

WestJet Launching Calgary-Amsterdam Flights WestJet is poised to expand its international network, with plans to launch 787 Dreamliner flights from Calgary to Amsterdam beginning Aug. 5, 2021. John Weatherill, WestJet’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are committed to putting international investments in place, as leaders of... more ›
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St. Kitts & Nevis Makes Some Changes

St. Kitts & Nevis Makes Some Changes St. Kitts & Nevis has implemented a period of restriction of movement. The new guidelines were announced by the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris. The restrictions were put in place on June 12 and continued to June 26 and include: Movement is restricted from... more ›
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TravelBrands Unveils Refund Plan, Protects Commissions

TravelBrands Unveils Refund Plan, Protects Commissions TravelBrands is now offering full refunds on vacation packages without relying on external assistance; it also said that it will be protecting agent commission. Frank DeMarinis, president & CEO, TravelBrands, observed that: “Trust is paramount in any industry, especially the travel... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Dominican Republic Keeping Visitors Safe

Dominican Republic Keeping Visitors Safe The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Tourism is ensuring that the country's tourist centres are being kept open under strict protocols to guarantee the safety of visitors. With countries making progress in the vaccination process and world tourism beginning to reactivate, the Dominican... more ›
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The Comeback Kids

Reasons Why More People Will Use Travel Advisors After The Pandemic

The Comeback Kids In the early days of travel restrictions and cancellations, many predicted that there would be an uptick in travellers using the services of a trusted professional post-pandemic after book-it-yourselfers were left scrambling on hold for hours on end with no one in their corner. On the... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Travel Agents

EU Digital COVID Certificate Now A Reality

EU Leaders Sign Off On Legislation As Europe Prepares For A Summer Of Safe Travel

EU Digital COVID Certificate Now A Reality The leaders of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have officially signed the regulation on the EU Digital COVID Certificate, marking the end of the legislative process. David Sassoli, president of the EU Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen, president of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Remove Advisories, Reopen The Border

THIA Survey Finds 40% Of Canadians Ready To See Restrictions Removed

Remove Advisories, Reopen The Border Well, here’s some good news. In a recent survey, the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THIA) found that 40% of Canadians believed that the government should remove travel advisories to the U.S. and reopen the border to make travel to America easier. THIA’s survey also... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Business Travel Could See Consolidation

Business Travel Could See Consolidation There’s no doubt that business travel has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with GlobalData reporting that internationally, total trips dropped by 75%, while domestic business trips decreased by 56% (63% overall in 2020). The data and analytics company says that as a result, the... more ›
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Intrepid, MEET Partner On Sustainable Initiative

Intrepid, MEET Partner On Sustainable Initiative Through a new partnership with MEET Network Association, Intrepid Travel is introducing new sustainable travel experiences in Europe that are designed to benefit local communities. Through the partnership, Intrepid has now included MEET experiences within two of its new tours to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations
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