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Some Final Thoughts

Fix Things Now, There’s Always Going To Be Another Disruptor

Some Final Thoughts In the final part of a three part series, tripcentral.ca’s Richard Vanderlubbe writes about agents and the need to pay them properly for the services they provide to both their customers and their suppliers.. Vanderlubbe is nothing if not practical and one of the points that he makes this... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Transat Takes Note Of EC Plan

Transat Takes Note Of EC Plan Transat A.T. Inc. says that it has taken note of the European Commission's decision to open an in-depth (Phase 2) investigation to assess the proposed transaction with Air Canada. Currently, Transat is studying the EC's decision in order to prepare the next steps in the process. In a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News

ACTA Survey Results Help Fill In The Gaps

ACTA Survey Results Help Fill In The Gaps ACTA has released results of a membership survey designed to gather information on travel agency access to the current government financial aid programs. The association had been aware that some of its members hadn’t been successful in accessing the programs and results from the survey... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

MeetGB Goes Virtual In June

MeetGB Goes Virtual In June VisitBritain is taking its flagship meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) event, MeetGB, virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event will now take place virtual on June 17 and June 23. MeetGB Virtual, in partnership with MeetEngland, VisitScotland Business... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News

ACV Introducing New Health and Safety Standards

ACV Introducing New Health and Safety Standards Air Canada Vacations has launched new health and safety standards to provide customers with greater peace of mind through the various stages of travel. As an extension of Air Canada CleanCare+, the new health and safety standards include the enhanced grooming of vacation transfer vehicles... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators

Get To Know Celine Cousteau

Get To Know Celine Cousteau The humanitarian, filmmaker, adventurer, environmentalist and TreadRight’s ‘Planet’ Ambassador talks to Travel Courier about the value of travel agents, not having a bucket list, coping during the pandemic and carrying on her family’s legacy of conservation and sustainability... more ›
Posted in News, Responsible Travel, Women in travel

Hertz Voluntarily Files For Chapter 11

Hertz Voluntarily Files For Chapter 11 Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. that it – and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries -- filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware late last week. In a statement, Hertz said that the impact of COVID-19 on... more ›
Posted in Car Rental, COVID-19, News

Conference Board Looks At Summer Travel Intentions

Conference Board Looks At Summer Travel Intentions In its Travel Outlook for the summer of 2020, the Conference Board of Canada reports that summer travel intentions have fallen to the lowest level ever amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic The Conference Board notes that as expected, the proportion of surveyed Canadians planning to take a... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

TICO Extends Fee Deferral

TICO Extends Fee Deferral As the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis continues to place severe financial strain on all registrants, TICO has extended its original 90-day fee deferral on all fees effective immediately. (See Chart) In a bulletin to all registrants, TICO also reminds that Renewal applications and... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Zamir Appointed Israel’s New Minister of Tourism 

Amir Halevi Continues As Director General

Zamir Appointed Israel’s New Minister of Tourism  The Israel Ministry of Tourism recently held a Ministerial exchange ceremony between the outgoing Minister, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, and incoming Tourism Minister MK Asaf Zamir. Before taking on his new position, Zamir was Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo from 2013 to 2018, the youngest... more ›
Posted in Appointments, COVID-19, Destinations, News
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