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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 ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations

When Will Domestic Travel Start Again?

When Will Domestic Travel Start Again? In a special report for Canadian Travel Press, Eric Barber writes that if the Canadian government was looking for any guidelines on how to put the travel and tourism industry in Canada back to work, they might want to consider a new report from Germany’s Kompetenzzentrum Tourismus des... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Online Travel Agency, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

The Space Between

Re-arranging Agency Offices To Maintain Social Distancing

The Space Between This week, TraveLaw Online responds to travel agents’ questions about the workplace and the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee which have become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, travel law experts, Doug Crozier and Tim Law of Heifetz, Crozier,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Online Travel Agency, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Travel Law
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