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Quebec Premier Calls For Non-Essential Travel Ban

Quebec Premier Calls For Non-Essential Travel Ban Quebec Premier François Legault is calling on the federal government to ban non-essential international travel. The Premier indicated that he wants to avoid reliving the situation linked to the March 2020 March break, which could have disastrous consequences for the provinces health... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Happy Holidays From Baxter Media

Happy Holidays From Baxter Media Baxter Media’s long-standing annual tradition of sharing a member of the Travel Courier family with our readers continues with Kristmas Kurt, the nephew of managing editor Ann Ruppenstein. Thank you to our readers, our friends, families and colleagues, for your support during this... more ›
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Quite The Incentive From Rocky Mountaineer

Quite The Incentive From Rocky Mountaineer Here’s a little incentive for Canadian travel agents from Rocky Mountaineer that will make you smile. Canadian travel agents who make three new Rocky Mountaineer bookings for Canadian residents to travel in 2021 will receive a complimentary vacation package for their own travel. The... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, News, Rail, Specials

Canada Extends 14-Day Quarantine

Canada Extends 14-Day Quarantine Minister of Public Safety and Emergency preparedness, Bill Blair and Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu have announced that the federal government is extending the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all non-US travellers -- unless their travel is for... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

It’s The ‘Rail Thing’

GlobalData Finds Train Travel Could See A Boom

It’s The ‘Rail Thing’ GlobalData says that international rail travel offers an ‘environmentally friendly’ alternative to flying and as the second wave of COVID-19 approaches, it may experience a boom post-pandemic. The data and analytics company points out that tourists are likely to favour destinations... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Rail, Trends & Research

BoC Could Hold Rate Until At Least 2023

BoC Could Hold Rate Until At Least 2023 According to half of the economists (47% or 7 out of 15) on Finder’s BoC Interest Rate Forecast panel, the Bank of Canada could hold the interest rate until at least 2023. A third of the panel expect the rate to hold until some point in 2023 while an additional 13% say it will hold beyond... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Insurance, News, Rail, Resorts, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Travel Advisors Are All-Stars

Agents Show Their Value When Things Go Wrong

Travel Advisors Are All-Stars In the Agents’ Choice 2020 Readership Survey, the value of using a travel agent is showcased in the issue’s feature story. In the wake of travel bans, restrictions, cancellations and last-minute re-booking needs brought on by the pandemic, it became apparent that those who used travel... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

A Call For Change

Canadian Travel Agents Pen Open Letter to Travel Suppliers

A Call For Change In an open letter to travel suppliers, the ACTA COVID-19 Travel Agency Leaders Advisory Committee calls for “a holistic review of the systemic practices and policies that are currently in place between travel agencies and travel suppliers.” The travel industry is going through an... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Car Rental, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

Rocky Mountaineer Extend 2021 Promotion

Rocky Mountaineer Extend 2021 Promotion Rocky Mountaineer has extended its “All Aboard 2021” promotion through Oct. 16; and is also offering improved flexible booking. Travellers can book a 2021 qualifying package of eight days or more and get four free perks, valued up to CDN$1,000 per couple. The four perks include two hotel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Rail, Specials

We Salute You … All Of You

Everyone’s Favourite, The 2020 Agents’ Choice Awards Virtual Gala

We Salute You … All Of You Not even a global pandemic could prevent Baxter Media from paying tribute to those in the travel industry who are truly deserving of tributes. On Thursday, Baxter Media took the high-tech route to host the 2020 Agents’ Choice Awards Virtual Gala and salute the favourites of its annual, and... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2020, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Contests, COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Weddings & Honeymoons
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