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Industry Pushes Back On Possible BC Travel Ban

Industry Pushes Back On Possible BC Travel Ban The British Columbia tourism industry says that a ban on inter-provincial, non-essential travel not only goes against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, it would also further cripple a sector that is barely hanging on by a thread. Responding to Premier John Horgan’s statement last... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

AC Resuming Boeing 737 MAX Operations On Feb. 1

AC Resuming Boeing 737 MAX Operations On Feb. 1 Air Canada has confirmed that following Transport Canada’s (TC) Airworthiness Directive and January 20, 2021 lifting of the existing Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the aircraft ungrounding by regulatory bodies worldwide, along with its own independent assessments of... more ›
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Saint Lucia Offers Travellers Multiple Test Options

Saint Lucia Offers Travellers Multiple Test Options Responding to the Canadian, United States and United Kingdom, governments’ requirements of a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test for airline passengers, Saint Lucia is set to meet the demand for on-island Covid-19 testing and processing; with select hotels offering complimentary testing for... more ›
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Sandals Offering Canadian Guests Free PCR Tests

Sandals Offering Canadian Guests Free PCR Tests Sandals and Beaches Resorts are advising that Canadians (along with guests from other markets) will be able to receive a complimentary COVID-19 PCR test onsite at their resort prior to their departure to Canada. The company notes that through its Sandals Resorts Platinum Protocols of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts

Air Canada Suspends St. Vincent Flights  

Air Canada Suspends St. Vincent Flights   The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourist office is advising that following new restrictions on Canadian travellers that impacted on demand, Air Canada has decided to cancel flight operations to several routes including St Vincent and the Grenadines from Jan. 23 for this current 2021 winter... more ›
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Hilton Unveils Hybrid Solutions For Meetings, Events

Hilton Unveils Hybrid Solutions For Meetings, Events Hilton has launched Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, recognizing that as the world emerges from a year of uncertainties, one business reality seems crystal clear  -- that hybrid meetings and events will be critical in the near-term. The new suite of offerings, which will continue to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Events, Hotels, News, Resorts

Looking On The Bright Side

The New Year ushered in many challenges, but opportunities are also emerging for travel advisors and tour operators alike

Looking On The Bright Side After a tumultuous start to the New Year, Travel Courier chats with the Association of Canadian Independent Travel Advisors (ACITA), TravelBrands and G Adventures about how they’re navigating past the challenges to take advantage of the opportunities that this year brings. Although... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Biden Plan Applauded By U.S. Travel

Biden Plan Applauded By U.S. Travel U.S. Travel Association is applauding President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to combat the pandemic and to provide direct relief to Americans. Commenting on the President-elect’s announcement, USTA’s president and CEO Roger Dow said that: “Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the... more ›
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Agents Get More Support From Silversea

Agents Get More Support From Silversea Silversea Cruises is reinforcing its commitment to its travel partners around the world, offering a US$200 (CDN$255) bonus commission for new bookings made on any voyage departing on or after July 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021. The special bonus commission, which will be paid to the travel... more ›
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Preferred, Sabre Renew Their Partnership

Preferred, Sabre Renew Their Partnership Sabre Corporation and Preferred Hotels & Resorts have renewed their strategic partnership through a long-term and expanded technology agreement. The renewal marks the latest chapter in the long-standing relationship between the two companies, with the latest deal ensuring that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Resorts, Technology
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