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Expedia Cruises Sailing With Data, Demographics

Virtual Conference Provides Insights To Help Agents, Cruise Lines Target Demand

Expedia Cruises Sailing With Data, Demographics During its Expedia Cruises 2021 Virtual Conference, the Expedia Group unveiled new data and demographic insights to help agents and cruise lines better target demand. The virtual event also saw cruise executives from the online travel agency highlighting the need for the industry to... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, Cruise, Events, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research

Jane Clementino Joins DTW As Director Canada

Joanne Lundy Retiring From Post After 28 Years

Jane Clementino Joins DTW As Director Canada Jane Clementino is joining Discover the World as its new Director Canada following the announcement that Joanne Lundy is retiring after 28 years in that role. Clementino is a well-recognized travel executive in Canada with 30 years of experience in aviation, corporate travel management, and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Appointments, Canada, Car Rental, Cruise, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts

Costa’s 2022-2023 Cruises Open For Bookings

Costa’s 2022-2023 Cruises Open For Bookings As it works to restart cruises on May 1, 2021, Costa Cruises is continuing with its gradual program of reintroduction of cruise holidays, releasing its itineraries from April 2022 to April 2023 that are now available for booking through travel advisors and online. For the 2022 summer... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, News, Online Travel Agency, Travel Agents

Expedia Group Launches COVID-19 Advisor Tool

Expedia Group Launches COVID-19 Advisor Tool Expedia Group has introduced the COVID-19 Travel Advisor -- a tech-enabled tool that provides travellers with current details about travel restrictions worldwide. The new tool – powered by Sherpa -- is now part of several Expedia Group consumer brands to simplify the experience for people... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Online Travel Agency, Technology

A Window Of Opportunity

A Window Of Opportunity GlobalData says that direct booking providers have a ‘window of opportunity in post-pandemic travel. The data and analytics company notes that online travel agents (OTAs) were the primary choice of booking channel for 44% of global respondents in Q3 2019, however, it continues, disputed... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research

What’s Required? Redtag.ca Has The Answers

What’s Required? Redtag.ca Has The Answers While many travellers are ready to see the world again, they’re going to need to arrive prepared to best enjoy their vacation. To that end, redtag.ca has launched a tool allowing consumers to easily see travel requirements for any destination they want to visit. Travellers can simply... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Online Travel Agency

Meet Your New Competition

The Desire Not To Travel … At All

Meet Your New Competition In conversation with Canadian Travel Press, Forrester’s chief business technology officer & head of FeedbackNow, Steve Peltzman makes it clear that “the pandemic will have a long-term effect, and the customer balance between convenience and safety will shift forever as a... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Booking Holdings Job Cuts Not Good News

Booking Holdings Job Cuts Not Good News The news that Booking Holdings – with brands that include Booking.com, Kayak, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars,com and OpenTable --  is to cut up to 25% of its employees, around 4,000 in total due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, is definitely not what the industry wants to hear right... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Online Travel Agency, Trends & Research

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners

Expedia Group Makes Commitment To Partners Expedia Group has announced that it is committing $275 million to help partners rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and fuel industry-wide recovery efforts. Its recovery program is comprised of global initiatives to support industry recovery and property-level relief designed to help... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Hotels, News, Online Travel Agency, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism

UNWTO Releases Guidelines To Reopen Tourism The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace... more ›
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